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Inequality in Mortality Outcomes in Latin American Cities Webinar
July 1, 2020
SALURBAL researchers Dr. Usama Bilal and Dr. Ana Ortigoza presented their research on urban adult and infant mortality in 11 Latin American countries, and how patterns of mortality are associated with other aspects of urban environments, including other aspects of social inequality. View webinar recording
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Distanciamientos Sociales Desiguales: Las ciudades Latinoamericanas ante la crisis del COVID-19
14 de abril de 2020
En colaboración con la Universidad de Costa Rica, un panel de expertos expondrá sobre los distancimientos sociales en las ciudades latinoamericanas ante la crisis del COVID-19. Moderado por Gustavo Jiménez Barboza y con la participación de la Dra. Ana Diez Roux, la Dra. Fernanda Kroker-Lobos y la Dra. Olga Lucía Sarmiento. Más información aquí.
6th Biannual Meeting for the Salud Urbana en América Latina Project
October 21-25, 2019
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú
The sixth biannual meeting of the Salud Urbana en América Latina (SALURBAL) project convened project team members and collaborators from the across the region to provide updates on project data, systems modeling, policy evaluation studies, and dissemination activities. The team discussed solutions for cross-cutting data and analytical issues, and advanced research proposals and publications during small group working sessions. Read more.
Levels and determinants of urban mortality: A focus on cities of Latin America
September 4, 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
On September 4, 2019, a half-day event organized by the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative convened SALURBAL project researchers and regional experts to discuss challenges to collecting and working with mortality data in Latin America, and what we can learn about how urban environments might be influencing mortality and life expectancy across the region. Ana Diez Roux, Dean of Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health, four invited speakers with expertise from across Latin America, and three SALURBAL researchers from the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative presented their results and insights.
This event also marked the launch of a new SALURBAL data brief, which details the experience of the SALURBAL project in harmonizing and describing mortality data across 366 cities in 10 countries in Latin America. Read more.
5th Biannual Meeting for the Salud Urbana en América Latina Project & 7th Meeting of the Urban Health Network for Latin America and the Caribbean
May 22-24, 2019
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
On May 22-23, 2019, the fifth biannual meeting of the Salud Urbana en América Latina (SALURBAL) project and seventh meeting of the Urban Health Network for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC-Urban Health) brought together collaborators from country hubs and project partners. The biannual meetings are an opportunity for the SALURBAL team to share updates and collaboratively plan next steps over a three-day event that includes works-in-progress presentations, plenary sessions, and working meetings.
On May 24, 2019, a SALURBAL policy symposium, "Health, Housing, and Neighborhood Interventions in Brazil (Saúde, habitação e políticas urbanas no Brasil)," engaged local communities, policy audiences, technical experts, and researchers in a dialogue around urban health interventions and shared experiences of those involved in their design, implementation, and evaluations of their health impacts. The event encouraged debate regarding linkages between data and evidence and policymaking to inform multi-sectoral urban policies that improve health. The symposium was open to the public. Read more.