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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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Mosquitos in cities: What climate change means for the spread of disease in Latin America

Mar 10, 2020

Claire Slesinski, Senior Program Manager for Global Urban Health and the SALURBAL project talks about mosquito-borne diseases and how climate change is contributing to infestation in some cities previously believed to be safe from them. 

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How can urban health research drive policy action?

Feb 27, 2020

SALURBAL’s latest policy brief, “Knowledge to Policy Translation for Urban Health,” explores ways researchers can support evidence-based policies and interventions.

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RUCAS involucra a los ciudadanos de Santiago

Feb 12, 2020

A través de diversos instrumentos el proyecto RUCAS busca determinar la condición de la salud urbana de ciudadanos en Santiago de Chile, así como difundir los resultados a involucrados y líderes políticos para generar el diseño de mejores polícias en materia de vivienda.

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Climate change, health, and inequity

Dec 20, 2019

Climate change, health, and inequality represent critical, global challenges. Better understanding the connections between these issues creates opportunities for responses from multiple sectors that maximize co-benefits and leverage key arguments to drive action.

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Informal food outlet in Latin America

Informal food retailers, small food outlets and their implications for urban food systems

Sep 09, 2019

Mónica Mazariegos of the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP) and collaborator on the SALURBAL project discusses the ways the informal food sector shapes food systems and food environments across Latin America. 

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Bernardo Queiroz and Usama Bilal, headshots

Understanding mortality data in Latin American cities

Aug 01, 2019

Researchers Bernardo Lanza Queiroz and Usama Bilal are working to tackle issues with mortality data across Latin America. Katy Indvik of SALURBAL and LAC-Urban Health asked them about their experiences.

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Urban Interventions: How Bike-shares Can Be Harnessed for Health Equity

Jun 03, 2019

Bike-share schemes have become a popular method to promote cycling in large cities because they provide affordable access to bikes. Bike-shares are well-suited for short-distance trips in urban areas and can be combined with other modes of transport for longer commutes. However, in some countries, these have been accused of social inaccessibility.

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UN Global Road Safety Week: A Call to Move Evidence to Action for Effective Leadership

May 03, 2019

This year's UN Global Road Safety Week is centered on the role of leadership. In this blog, Dr. Alex Quistberg provides commentary on this theme, with a focus on policy solutions, linking evidence to action, and strategies for multisectoral initiatives. 

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Reflections for World Health Day 2019

Apr 07, 2019

On World Health Day 2019, the SALURBAL projects reflects on recent developments in Latin America that support the global call to action to work across sectors and scales for better health for everyone. 

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