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Urban Health

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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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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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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 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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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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Reflections for International Women’s Day

Mar 08, 2019

Gender intersects with urban life and access to the city in important ways. When gender perspectives aren't considered in urban planning and policies, this can reinforce socioeconomic inequality, restrict mobility and access to essential services, and harm health and human rights. 

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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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“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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Urban Health Network for Latin America and the Caribbean Event at World Urban Forum Emphasizes Global Collaboration

Mar 16, 2018

At the WUF9 conference in February, LAC-Urban Health members hosted a networking event which provided fertile ground for discussing how health-relevant public policies and programs can also help deliver SDG objectives in cities across the globe.

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When it comes to urban health, the world should look towards Latin America as a start

Feb 28, 2018

This inaugural post takes us through the complexities of urbanization and health in Latin America, explaining how the region's response offers lessons and strategies to other parts of the world. 

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