Course: Urban Health in Developing Countries
The readings shown here are samples from the most recent offering of the course. The live course reading list is updated with each offering through a news room page called the City News Desk.
|Module 1: The Urban Environment|
|1||Introduction||Harpham T. Urban health in developing countries: What do we know and where do we go? Health & Place. 2009;15:107-116|
|2||Global Urbanization||Sclar ED, Garau P, Carolini G. The 21st century health challenge of slums and cities. Lancet 2005;365:901-3.|
|3||Physical Environment||McMichael AJ. The urban environment and health in the a world of increasing globalization: issues for developing countries. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2008;78:1117-26|
|4||Social Environment||Lind A, Farmelo M. Gender and urban social movements: Women's community responses to restructuring and urban poverty. United Nations Research Institute for Social Development. May 1996.
Osaghae E. Hometown associations as shadow states: The case of Igbos and Yorubas in Kano. In: Honey R, Okafor S, eds. Hometown Associations: Indigenous Knowledge and Development in Nigeria. London: Intermediate Technology Publications, 1998.
McNulty ML, Lawrence MF. Hometwon associations: Balancing local and extralocal interests in Nigerian communities. In: Honey R, Okafor S, eds. Hometown Associations: Indigenous Knowledge and Development in Nigeria. London: Intermediate Technology Publications, 1998.
|Module 2: Urban Health Issues|
|5||Urban Transport||Tong S, von Schirnding YE, Prapamontol T. Environmental lead exposure: A public health problem of global dimensions. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2000;78:1068-1077.|
|6||Urban Primary Health Care||Victora CG, et al. Context matters: interpreting impact findings in child survival evaluations. Health Policy and Planning 2005;20(Suppl1);i18-i31.|
|7||Infectious Diseases||McMichael AJ. Environmental and social influences on emerging infectious diseases: Past, present, and future. Philosophical Transacations of the Royal Society 2004;359:1049-58.|
|8||Food Security||Holmes S. World hunger's urban edge. BBC News, 5 June 2008
Lan NT, et al. Microbiological quality of fish grown in wastewater-fed and non-wastewater-fed fishponds in Hanoi, Vietnam: influence of hygiene practices in local retail markets. J Water Health 2007;5(2):209-18.
Women feeding cities: Gender mainstreaming in urban food production & food security. Proceedings of the workshop jointly organized by ETC-RAUF and CGIAR-Urban Harvest. Accra, Ghana; 20-23 September 2004.
|Module 3: Urban Intervention Case Studies|
|9||Latin America||See Readings for Session 13|
|10||India||Perry H, et al. Barriers to immunization among women and children living in slums of zone 3 of Dhaka City, Bangladesh. Dhaka, Bangladesh: ICDDR,B, 2007.|
|11||Working with NGOs to Improve Primary Health Care||Perry HB, et al. A comprehensive assessment of the quality of services provided by family planning field workers in one major area of Dhaka City, Bangladesh. Journal of Health & Population in Developing Countries 1999;2(1):45-57|
|12||Nigeria||Brieger WR, et al. Community partners for health: Urban health coalitions in Lagos, Nigeria. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 2001;20(1):59-81.|
|13||Latin America||Galea S, Freudenberg N, Vlahov D. Cities and population health. Social Science & Medicine. 2005;60:1017-1033
Healthy Municipalities, Cities, and Communities Network Bulletin, December 2005.