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Urban Health Bulletin, May/June 2009

The latest Urban Health Bulletin contains citations and abstracts to 20 recently published studies that were reviewed and selected by Anthony Kolb, USAID’s Urban Health Advisor,
Email: akolb@usaid.gov

Link – http://www.ehproject.org/PDF/ehkm/urban_health-may_jun09.pdf

Below are citations to the studies in this issue:

Urban Health Analysis

1 – Am J Hum Biol. 2009 Jun 16. Children’s work, earnings, and nutrition in urban Mexican shantytowns.

2 – Arch Dis Child. 2009 Jul 1. The effects of social variables on symptom-recognition and medical care-seeking behaviour for acute respiratory infections in infants in urban Mongolia.

3 – BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2009 Jun 8; 9:23. The effect on cardiovascular risk factors of migration from rural to urban areas in Peru: PERU MIGRANT Study.

4 – BMC Public Health. 2009 May 22;9:149. Prevalence and correlates of smoking among urban adult men in Bangladesh: slum versus non-slum comparison.

5 – International Journal of Drug Policy, Volume 20, Issue 3, Risk Environment and Drug Harms, May 2009, Pages 237-243. The social context of initiation into injecting drugs in the slums of Makassar, Indonesia

6 – Int J Equity Health. 2009 Jun 5;8:21. Inequalities in maternity care and newborn outcomes: one-year surveillance of births in vulnerable slum communities in Mumbai.

7 – Int J Health Geogr. 2009 Jun 8;8:32. The 2005 census and mapping of slums in Bangladesh: design, select results and application.

8 – Reprod Health. 2009 Jun 16;6(1):9. Maternal health in resource-poor urban settings: how does women’s autonomy influence the utilization of obstetric care services?

Urban Environmental Health

9 – Cities, Volume 26, Issue 3, June 2009, Pages 125-132. Community-led infrastructure provision in low-income urban communities in developing countries: A study on Ohafia, Nigeria

10 – International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, Volume 212, Issue 4, July 2009, Pages 387-397. Purchase of drinking water is associated with increased child morbidity and mortality among urban slum-dwelling families in Indonesia

11 – Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 103, Issue 5, May 2009, Pages 506-511. Improved sanitation and income are associated with decreased rates of hospitalization for diarrhoea in Brazilian infants

12 – Water Sci Technol. 2009;59(12):2341-50. Community-focused greywater management in two informal settlements in South Africa.

Urban Vector Disease

13 – Cad Saude Publica. 2009 Jul; 25(7):1543-51. Factors associated with the incidence of urban visceral leishmaniasis: an ecological study in Teresina, Piauí State, Brazil.

14 – Ethn Dis. 2009 Spring;19(1 Suppl 1):S1-37-41. Leptospirosis: a worldwide resurgent zoonosis and important cause of acute renal failure and death in developing nations.

15 – Geospat Health. 2009 May; 3(2):189-210. Urban agriculture and Anopheles habitats in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

16 – Malar J. 2009 Jun 24;8(1):138. Highly focused anopheline breeding sites and malaria transmission in Dakar.

17 – Malar J. 2009 May 14; 8:103. Development of vegetable farming: a cause of the emergence of insecticide resistance in populations of Anopheles gambiae in urban areas of Benin.

18 – Trop Med Int Health. 2009 Jun 28. Spatial distribution and risk factors of dengue and Japanese encephalitis virus infection in urban settings: the case of Vientiane, Lao PDR.


19 – AIDS Care. 2009 May;21(5):615-21. Factors influencing consent to HIV testing among wives of heavy drinkers in an urban slum in India.

20 – BMC Public Health. 2009 May 27;9:153. HIV/AIDS and the health of older people in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya: results from a cross sectional survey.

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