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Salud Urbana en América Latina (SALURBAL) Project

Salud Urbana en América Latina (SALURBAL), Urban Health in Latin America, is a five-year project launched in April 2017. The Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health and partners throughout Latin America and in the United States are working together to study how urban environments and urban policies impact the health of city residents throughout Latin America. Their findings will inform policies and interventions to create healthier, more equitable, and more sustainable cities worldwide. SALURBAL is funded by the Wellcome Trust as part of its Our Planet, Our Health initiative, which focuses on research examining the connections between the environment and human health.

Project Team

SALURBAL team photo in Mexico

The SALURBAL project team is made up of collaborations between 15 institutions across 7 countries in Latin America and the United States

Meet the team

Aims and Activities

Blurry people walking the streets

SALURBAL has 4 key aims, including the evaluation of the impact of urban policies in areas of mobility and transportation, housing, health promotion, and emissions control on the health and environmental sustainability of cities.

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