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Title Hidden cities : unmasking and overcoming health inequities in urban settings
Published Kobe, Japan : Word Health Organization, Centre for Health Development ; UN-HABITAT, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (126 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Part One. The Dawn of an Urban World -- Chapter 1. The Rise of modern cities -- Chapter 2. Health in an urban context -- -- Part Two. Unmasking Hidden Cities -- Chapter 3. Urban health inequity and why it matters -- Chapter 4. Urban health inequities revealed -- Chapter 5. Achieving the Millennium Development Goals -- -- Part Three. Overcoming Urban Health Inequities -- Chapter 6. Urban governance for reducing health inequities -- Chapter 7. Building an evidence base for action -- Chapter 8. Taking action -- -- Conclusion: The price and the promise of our urban world -- -- Annex A. Additional resources and tools -- Annex B. Methodological approach for assessing urban health inequities -- Annex C. Examples of interventions
Summary Hidden cities highlights the challenges and opportunities urbanization brings and its effect on the well-being of all urbanites. While it is generally understood that city dwellers on average, enjoy better health than their rural counterparts, very little is nown about health differences that exist within cities. The report Hidden Cities reveals the urban health inequities that are the result of the circumstances in which people grow, live, work and age, and the health systems they can access. No city--large or small, rich or poor, east or west, north or south--has been show to be immune to the problem of health inequity. The future of our urban world has yet to be realized, but brings both a price and a promise. To what extent we will pay the price, as opposed to fulfilling the promise is in our hands
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 118-126)
Subject Urban health.
City planning.
City Planning
Healthcare Disparities
Health Status Disparities
Urban Health -- trends
Life Style
Urban Health
urban planning.
MEDICAL -- Health Risk Assessment.
City planning.
Urban health.
Form Electronic book
Author World Health Organization. Centre for Health Development.
United Nations Human Settlements Programme.
ISBN 9789240685789