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Health Equity

Gathered people in a Brazilian slum

WHEN REALITY BECOMES FICTION: ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF GEOPOLITICS AND HEALTH IN TIMES OF THE PANDEMIC IN BRAZIL

Jul 02, 2020

SALURBAL researchers discuss geopolitics and health in Brazil during the pandemic

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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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Sao Paulo streets

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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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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Cities, health equity, and COVID-19

Mar 26, 2020

Dr. Ana Diez Roux, Principal Investigator of the SALURBAL project discusses how COVID-19 will affect the socially disadvantaged and why social distancing is imperative, especially in cities.

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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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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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Photo of a group of cyclists using Ecobici in Mexico City

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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City size, scaling and health: Learning from Latin America and the U.S. to improve urban health

Feb 25, 2019

This blog dives into the complex relationship between city size, scaling and health, featuring the work of Usama Bilal, PhD, MPH, MD who is working to improve knowledge of health effects connected to urbanization. 

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Celebrating 70 Years of International Human Rights and Looking Forward: Why Better Urban Health Can Promote Human Rights

Dec 10, 2018

The growing importance of cities to address pressing global challenges has already been recognized with respect to key issues such as climate change and implementing sustainable development agendas. When it comes to human rights agreements, monitoring, and enforcements, cities can play an equally crucial role.

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