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Urban health in developing countries : progress and prospects

Author: Trudy Harpham; Marcel Tanner
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©1995.
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In this book, experts in both public health and urban development offer an interdisciplinary approach to urban health in the South. They present the most recent research priorities and discuss the management and financing of urban health services; the roles of international agencies such as WHO, the World Bank, UNICEF, and of grassroots NGOs; trends in urban health policy; and progress and prospects for future  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Trudy Harpham; Marcel Tanner
ISBN: 0312158319 9780312158316
OCLC Number: 33809504
Description: xii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Urbanization and health in developing countries : a review of some trends / Trudy Harpham and Marcel Tanner --
Linkages for urban health : the community and agencies / Diana Silimperi --
Features and determinants of urban health status / Marcel Tanner and Trudy Harpham (eds) --
Research on urban health : the priorities and approaches / John Seager --
Costing and financing urban health and environmental services / Margaret Thomas and Barbara McPake --
How the World Health Organization supports urban health development / Greg Goldstein, Allessandro Rossi-Espagnet and Iraj Tabibzadeh --
Urban health : emerging priority for the World Bank / Robert Hecht --
The evolution of UNICEF's activities in urban health / R. Padmini --
USAID's experience in urban health and directions for the future / Holly Fluty and Jennifer Lissfelt --
A decade of GTZ's experience in urban health / Fred Merkle and Uli Knobloch --
Non-governmental organizations : at the interface between municipalities and communities / Sarah J. Atkinson (ed) --
View from the slums of Asia : the experience of a Christian missionary group / Michael Duncan and Christian Auer --
Action and research in urban health development : progress and prospects / Marcel Tanner and Trudy Harpham.
Responsibility: edited by Trudy Harpham and Marcel Tanner.

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In this book, experts in both public health and urban development offer an interdisciplinary approach to urban health in the South. They present the most recent research priorities and discuss the management and financing of urban health services; the roles of international agencies such as WHO, the World Bank, UNICEF, and of grassroots NGOs; trends in urban health policy; and progress and prospects for future improvements at conceptual and strategic levels. In addition, a range of case studies and examples look at major initiatives in cities as diverse as Santiago, Dar es Salaam, Kampala, Dhaka and Bombay.

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