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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

low income building in Mexico

Leganés, Iztapalapa and the Bronx: coronavirus and inequality in the global city

Jun 18, 2020

SALURBAL researchers discuss the uneven effect of the pandemic among social classes and how its transmission and consequences are determined by factors like type of work, housing and health status of the populations. 

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Quando a realidade vira ficção: na contramão da geopolítica e saúde em tempos de pandemia no Brasil

Jun 17, 2020

Pesquisadores da SALURBAL do Brasil discutem geopolítica e saúde no país durante a pandemia

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COVID-19 and Public Transportation in Latin America

Jun 12, 2020

Dr. Alex Quistberg discusses a recent rapid review by SALURBAL investigators in Mexico that examined existing literature on potential infection risk in public transportation.

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CORONAVIRUS Y LA INFODEMIA

May 20, 2020

Mantenerse informado durante la pandemia puede ser un reto para muchos, especialmente en Latinoamérica. ¿A qué se debe el fenómeno de la infodemia y cómo podemos combatirla? ¿Cuál es el rol de los científicos y expertos?

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¿Cómo influye el ambiente construido en las formas de violencia?

Apr 24, 2020

El Arq. Mario Matamoros realiza un análisis cartográfico de los crímenes registrados en Tegucigalpa para analizar la influencia del ambiente construido en las formas de violencia. 

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COVID-19, la inseguridad alimentaria y la malnutrición en América Latina

Apr 13, 2020

La doctora Mónica Mazariegos, del Instituto de Nutrición de Centro América y Panamá e investigadora de SALURBAL discute la necesidad de implementar políticas económicas y sociales para garantizar la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional durante la pandemia del COVID-19.

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As iniquidades da Pandemia COVID19 – para além das iniquidades em saúde, as iniquidades econômicas se somam no contexto brasileiro

Apr 02, 2020

Letícia Cardoso, co-pesquisadora da FIOCRUZ Rio de Janeiro e membro da SALURBAL, fala sobre uma parte da sociedade brasileira que enfrentará ainda mais desafios com a atual pandemia: os envolvidos na economia informal.

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Our Pandemic and Our Planet

Apr 02, 2020

Dr. Gina Lovasi from Drexel University Urban Health Collaborative discusses how understanding the relationship between the health of the public and our planet can help identify win-win situations during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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COVID-19 and Latin American cities

Mar 27, 2020

Dr. Usama Bilal, Co-Investigator of the SALURBAL project, highlights how economic and health inequalities display challenges for Latin American cities during COVID-19.

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