The impact of urbanization on the health of citizens in developing countries has received increasing attention recently. This book addresses the problems in an integrated way, looking in detail at both the problems themselves and the action and research necessary to alleviate them. It includes contributions from leading practitioners and advisors to many of the main international agencies and presents the latest thinking of those institutions. It also presents recent information on research findings, the management and financing of urban health services and trends in urban health policy. Case studies examine major initiatives in cities as diverse as Santiago, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Kampala and Bombay.

chapter 1|8 pages

Urbanization and Health in Developing Countries — a Review of Some Trends

ByTrudy Harpham, Marcel Tanner

chapter 2|25 pages

Linkages for Urban Health — the Community and Agencies

ByDiana R Silimperi

chapter 3|14 pages

Features and Determinants of Urban Health Status

Edited ByMarcel Tanner, Trudy Harpham

chapter 4|16 pages

Organizing and Managing Urban Health Services

Edited ByNick Lorenz, Paul Garner

chapter 5|18 pages

Research on Urban Health — the Priorities and Approaches

ByJohn R Seager

chapter 6|28 pages

Costing and Financing Urban Health and Environmental Services

ByMargaret Thomas, Barbara McPake

chapter 7|13 pages

How the World Health Organization Supports Urban Health Development

ByGreg Goldstein, Allessandro Rossi-Espagnet, Iraj Tabibzadeh

chapter 8|19 pages

Urban Health — an Emerging Priority for the World Bank

ByRobert Hecht

chapter 9|11 pages

The Evolution of UNICEF’s Activities in Urban Health

ByR Padmini

chapter 10|19 pages

USAID’s Experience in Urban Health and Directions for the Future

ByHolly Fluty, Jennifer Lissfelt

chapter 11|10 pages

A Decade of GTZ’s Experience in Urban Health

ByFred Merkle, Uli Knobloch

chapter 13|15 pages

View from the Slums of Asia — the Experience of a Christian Missionary Group

ByMichael Duncan, Christian Auer

chapter 14|5 pages

Action and Research in Urban Health Development — Progress and Prospects

ByMarcel Tanner, Trudy Harpham