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SALURBlog

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. 

Want to write for the blog? Download our guidelines here and email Andrea Bolinaga at ab4488@drexel.edu

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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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The effects of urbanization on mortality: Latin America vs. United States

Dec 10, 2021

Dr. Bilal discusses his recent research on urbanization and mortality using a urban scaling network to explore how mortality scales with city population size using vital registration and population data from 742 cities in 10 Latin American countries and the United States.

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Transformaciones urbanas y salud: Reflexiones sobre un diálogo entre comunidad, tomadores de decisión e investigadoras

Nov 15, 2021

El artículo es una reflexión sobre los desafíos y aprendizajes del "Diálogos SALURBAL" realizado el pasado 2 de septiembre que resultó del esfuerzo conjunto entre equipos de investigación en Brasil, Chile y Colombia

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Si la planificación no está al servicio de la salud de las personas y del planeta, ¿para qué sirve entonces?

Oct 31, 2021

En este Día Mundial de las Ciudades 2021, reiteramos el llamado a mejorar la cooperación entre sectores para asegurar que la salud se coloque a la vanguardia de las negociaciones, evaluaciones, y la toma de decisiones en nuestras ciudades.

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