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Nov 7, 2009 – URBAN HEALTH IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: A MAJOR NEGLECTED AREA

NOVEMBER 7, 2009 – URBAN HEALTH IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: A MAJOR NEGLECTED AREA – APHA COMMUNITY-BASED PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CAUCUS 2009 ANNUAL PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP (PHILADELPHIA CONVENTION CENTER, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA)

This is the Annual Pre-Conference Workshop of the Community-Based Primary Health Care (CBPHC) Working Group of the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association (http://www.apha.org/membergroups/sections/aphasections/intlhealth/cbphcw).

It will be held on Saturday, November 7 from 8:30am to 5:00pm. The workshop leader is Diana Silimperi, Vice President of the Center for Health Services at Management Sciences for Health

Urban health in developing countries is a major neglected area of public health. In the near future, more than half of the world’s population will live in urban areas with most of this population living in underserved neglected urban slums in developing countries. The workshop aims to define the current status of urban health in developing countries, discuss what tools are currently used, and distinguish the particular needs of urban versus rural CBPHC. Using participant contributions the workshop will grapple with the problem issues encountered in public health in this urban setting and what solutions are needed to address these problems.

See http://www.ccih.org/bulletin/0809files/2009-CBPHCWorkshopAnnouncement.doc for more details.

To facilitate planning, pre-register by contacting Sandy Hoar at npaseh@gwumc.edu. A registration fee of $25 is payable onsite. For further information, contact Sandy or the Working Group Chair, Paul Freeman at freeman.p.a@att.net.

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