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Urban Health Bulletin, Jan/Feb 2009

The latest issue of the Urban Health Bulletin is now on the Environmental Health at USAID website at: http://www.ehproject.org/PDF/ehkm/urban_health-jan_feb09.pdf (pdf, 96KB).

This issue contains citations and abstracts of 16 recently published studies plus an introductiuon to the studies by Anthony Kolb, the Urban Health Advisor for USAID.

Below are the titles of the studies in this issue:

Urban Health Analysis

— Estimation of population-based incidence of pregnancy-related illness and mortality (PRIAM) in two districts in West Java, Indonesia.
— Urban health in developing countries: what do we know and where do we go?
— Feasibility of satellite image-based sampling for a health survey among urban townships of Lusaka, Zambia.
— The determinants of exclusive breast feeding in urban slums: a community based study.
— Estimating inequalities in ownership of insecticide treated nets: does the choice of socio-economic status measure matter?
— The health seeking behaviour of elderly population in a poor-urban community of Karachi, Pakistan.
— Hospital-based surveillance of invasive pneumococcal disease among young children in urban Nepal.
— Patterns of soil-transmitted helminth infection and impact of four-monthly albendazole treatments in preschool children from semi-urban communities in Nigeria: a double-blind placebo-controlled randomised trial.

Urban Environmental Health

— Relationship between intestinal parasitic infection in children and soil contamination in an urban slum.
— The socio-demographic, environmental and reservoir factors associated with leptospirosis in an urban area of north-eastern Brazil.
— Urban sanitation and health in the developing world: reminiscing the nineteenth century industrial nations.

Urban Vector Disease

Social and environmental malaria risk factors in urban areas of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
The effects of human movement on the persistence of vector-borne diseases.

HIV/AIDS

— Challenges for Scaling up ART in a Resource-Limited Setting: A Retrospective Study in Kibera, Kenya.
— Alcohol abuse, sexual risk behaviors, and sexually transmitted infections in women in Moshi urban district, northern Tanzania.
— Implementing family-focused HIV care and treatment: the first 2 years’ experience of the mother-to-child transmission-plus program in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

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