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Founded in 2012 City Health International is a network of individuals and organisations engaged in the study of and response to structural health issues and health behaviours in the urban environment.

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City Health international holds an annual international conference, in a different location each year, which examines current policy and practice in relation to public health and health behaviours in cities.


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  • Cities, not agriculture, will drive growth and job creation

    SPEAKING in Parliament on September 13, President Zuma seemed unable to recall his own economic policies. Asked by the opposition what the key components of his nine-point economic plan were, Zuma’s reply was that the list "includes agriculture and many others". It was a response that led opposition MPs to suggest that the president was "clueless" about the content of his own plan. Whatever the merits of that charge, it is revealing that the one priority Zuma would choose to emphasise is agriculture.

    2016-09-28 | bdlive.co.za

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  • Creating healthy cities one step at a time

    A new series published in The Lancet, led by the University of Melbourne and featuring authors from leading global academic institutions, quantifies for the first time the health outcomes that could be gained through changes to urban design and the transport system The three paper series [...] compares six global cities with a variety of livability indexes, economic, land-use and transport attributes. Cites examined include Melbourne, London, Boston, Delhi, Sao Paulo and Copenhagen. 

    2016-09-28 | healthcanal.com

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  • Is the Philippines' "war on drugs" fuelling an HIV epidemic?

    The Philippines has one of the fastest growing HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world, according to the United Nations. "HIV cases have sharply increased from maybe one new infection a day back in 2007 to what we have now which is more than 24 new cases a day," said Teresita Bagasao, country manager for UNAIDS in the Philippines. The latest Department of Health figures showed there were 841 newly diagnosed HIV cases in the Philippines in June - the biggest monthly total since records began in 1984 and higher than the annual total for 2009.

    2016-09-27 | dailymail.co.uk

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