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Health Promotion

Street and park in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Integrating urban planning and public health for an effective COVID-19 response

Jul 07, 2020

“Pandemics, cities and public health”: New SALURBAL research examines connection between pollution and COVID-19

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities” For Better Health: A World Cities Day Call for Action from the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative

Oct 30, 2018

This year's World Cities day marks a global call for action to build sustainable and resilient cities. The Urban Health Collaborative reflects on how planning and investments in health can help meet this goal. 

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Research Reflections for International Women's Day: Women's Political Empowerment and Health in Latin America

Mar 08, 2018

Women’s involvement in politics can have sizeable and positive effects on health, stressing the need for women's leadership in policymaking and the design of health strategies.

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