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World Health Day 2010 Information Resources

Below are links to websites and reference documents that I hope will be useful for World Health Day.



WHO Reference Documents

Other Urban Health information resources

USAID Urban Health Contact

Urban Health News – Environmental Health at USAID


  • Urban Health Resource Centre-India – http://www.uhrc.in/  – UHRC is a non-profit organization which aims to address health issues of the urban poor through in partnerships with government and civil society. programs in diverse cities.
  • Urban Reproductive Health Initiative < http://www.cpc.unc.edu/urbanreproductivehealth
    URHI is a multi-country program targeting the urban poor, to improve contraceptive choice and increase access to high quality, voluntary family planning. The Initiative links country-level consortia with evaluation experts on the Measurement, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) Project who will build a robust evidence base to shape future urban family planning, reproductive health, and integrated maternal and newborn health programs.
  • Making Cities Work <http://www.makingcitieswork.org/>  – USAID’s Urban Programs Team is dedicated to increasing economic prosperity, democracy and security in the world’s rapidly growing cities. The Team works across sectors to advance the Agency’s Making Cities Work Strategy in (1) City Management and Services, (2) Local Economic Development, and (3) Municipal Finance.
  • International Society for Urban Health (ISUH) <http://www.isuh.org/>  – ISUH is an association of researchers, scholars, and professionals from various disciplines and areas of the world who study the health effects of urban environments and urbanization.
  • African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) <http://www.aphrc.org/>  – The Center’s mission is to promote the well-being of Africans through policy-relevant research on population and health.
  • International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) <http://www.iied.org/HS/themes/urbnenv.html>  – IIED’s Human Settlements Programme has been working on urban environmental issues since the mid-1970s. IIED also publishes Environment and Urbanization, a key journal for studies on urban issues.
  • Jhpiego: Urban health in African Slums <http://www.jhpiego.org/whatwedo/urbanslums.htm<>  – Jhpiego has implemented two large programs in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya in the past several years and is a founding member of the Nairobi Urban Health Poverty Partnership. 
  • WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health <http://www.who.or.jp/index.html>  – The Knowledge Network on Urban Settings (KNUS) is focused on synthesizing global knowledge on social determinants of health and urbanization.
  • WHO Healthy Cities Initiative <http://www.euro.who.int/healthy-cities>  – Launched in 1986, Healthy Cities is now in its fourth phase (2003–2008). Cities currently involved are working on three core themes: healthy ageing, healthy urban planning and health impact assessment.
  • WHO Collaborating Centre for Urban Health <http://www.mrc.ac.za/healthdevelop/who.htm
  • World Bank/Urban Health <http://go.worldbank.org/3YB10HELN0>  – The goal of this site is to provide multi-sectoral programs and teams links to resources to design, implement and improve urban interventions that will improve health outcomes.
  • HABITAT Water and Sanitation Program <http://www.unhabitat.org/categories.asp?catid=270>  – The highest priority for UN-HABITAT’s Water and Sanitation program is improving access to safe water and helping provide adequate sanitation to millions of low-income urban dwellers and measuring that impact.
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