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SALURBlog is an online platform for dialogue and discussion on urban health (Salud Urbana) in Latin America, produced and coordinated by the SALURBAL project. SALURBAL researchers and members of the Urban Health Network for Latin America and the Caribbean contribute through SALURBlog to a regional and global conversation about urban health issues in Latin America. Contributors to the blog are experts in urban health, urban planning, and urban policy from across the region. 

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focus group during SALURBAL team meeting 2023

Climate Change Meets Public Health Meets Music

Mar 31, 2023

"The underlying drivers of climate change are rooted in our economic system, in what we consume and how, and in how we organize our society", SALURBAL's principal investigator reflects on climate change and the new phase of the project on this blog post published by Drexel University's School of Public Health.

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Climate Change and Urban Health in Latin America

Nov 22, 2022

As COP27 draws to a close, we reflect on SALURBAL’s key findings to-date regarding the impacts of climate change on health and health equity in Latin American cities.

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Growing inequality: Extreme heat as a driver of low birthweight across Latin American cities

Sep 19, 2022

This article discusses a new SALURBAL study that examines the relationship between ambient temperatures and birthweight in 265 cities across Brazil, Mexico, and Chile.

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La Protección de Los Peatones en la Vía: Una Necesidad Urgente en Las Ciudades de América Latina

Jul 11, 2022

Garantizar modos de transporte seguros que posibiliten la prevención de los hechos de tránsito requiere un compromiso político, ciudadano y académico. En este SALURBlog, destacamos ejemplos de buenas prácticas en la región y exploramos opciones para aprovechar la evidencia existente para mejorar la seguridad vial.

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COVID-19 y consumo de alcohol en América Latina

Jul 05, 2022

EL artículo discute los efectos que tuvo el confinamiento por COVID-19 en los residentes de las áreas urbanas en América Latina.

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Getting Warmer: The Impact of Extreme Temperatures on Health in Latin American Cities

Jun 28, 2022

The impacts of climate change on health in urban areas are increasing, and a new SALURBAL study analyzes how extreme temperatures affect mortality across the region. In this post, we highlight what we know about these and other impacts in Latin American cities, examples of climate action, and what more needs to be done.

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World health day 2022: Seven calls to action to protect "our planet, our health"

Apr 07, 2022

On World Health Day 2022, the SALURBAL project is shedding light on urban health inequities, and what we can do to make our cities healthier, more equitable, and more sustainable.

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World Water Day 2022 – A long way to go towards achieving equitable access to water and sanitation in Latin American cities

Mar 22, 2022

March 22 is World Water Day, and we take this opportunity to reflect on what SALURBAL’s research is revealing about critical inequities in access to water and sanitation across Latin American cities. These insights can support urban planning and policymaking and drive targeted infrastructure improvements in the areas where they are most needed.

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Greenspaces and urban socioeconomic health inequalities in Latin America

Jan 20, 2022

A new SALURBAL study explores the role of greenspaces in determining mortality inequalities in cities across Latin America, and sheds light on the complex connections that should guide urban planning and decision-making to promote health equity.

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