Country profiles

  • As part of the research on the health of women and girls in low-income urban settings, we will be conducting two case studies in India.
  • As part of the research on the health of women and girls in low-income urban settings, we will be conducting a case study in Kenya. The case study explores experiences with policy devolution, its effects on HIV services for women and girls and the ability of women and girls in low-income urban se
  • As part of the research on the health of women and girls in low-income urban settings, we will be conducting three case studies in South Africa.

Updates

A new policy briefing from IDS calls for decision-makers to take a broader approach to address the social, structural and economic determinants of health, and to ensure community involvement in interventions with genuine gender inclusivity. The paper is based on six case studies and a thematic review examining women’s and girls’ access to health in low-income urban settlements.

The urban share of poverty is increasing: according to the UN, by 2030 almost 60 per cent of the world’s population will live in urban areas. Health, gender and urbanisation are all included in the Sustainable Development Goals, but are the links clear enough? This blog post takes a look at the Global Goals and how urban health and gender are represented. 

Pauline Oosterhoff, from IDS, presented her policy case study on Urban Health Policy in an Indigenous Context in India as part of a Panel Session on Urbanisation, Health & Policy at the MAGic2015 conference on ‘Anthropology and Global Health: interrogating theory, policy and practice’, which took place at the University of Sussex from 9-11th September 2015.

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