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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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  • Sustainable cities: the nexus between resilience and resource efficiency

    The 11th Sustainable Development Goal explicitly commits to making cities and human settlements more resilient and sustainable, while the 'New Urban Agenda' references 'resilience' and 'efficiency' almost 30 times each. The concepts of resilience and resource efficiency provide useful frameworks for understanding and shaping urban development. And while these two objectives can complement each other, they can also conflict: building resilience [...]

    2017-05-28 |


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  • Hull Street Angels launch dry bar to help people stay sober in city centre

     A Hull charity are bringing a new dry bar to Hull city centre to help people stay sober on their nights out. Hull Street Angels are launching a dry bar which will be portable, and are hoping to make it a mainstay at City of Culture events through the rest of the year. The Street Angels help drinkers around Hull city centre by walking around Whitefriargate, Trinity Square and Humber Street. Now, the group,founded in 2012, will also be providing[...] 

    2017-05-27 |

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  • HARM REDUCTION Injecting drug use increases worldwide, but no increases in needle and syringe programmes


    Despite reports of expanding rates of injecting drug use in a new list of countries around the world, no new countries have established needle and syringe programmes in the last three years. This is one of the headline findings of an exhaustive review of the state of harm reduction services around the world conducted by international NGO Harm Reduction International, presented at the 25th International Harm Reduction Conference (HR17) in [...]

    2017-05-27 |

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  • City Launches Task Force To Study Safe Sites For Injection Drug Users

    Should the city of San Francisco provide safe spaces where injection drug users can shoot up? Today, on the steps of City Hall, a new task force was launched to answer that question.Used needles and people shooting up are increasingly common sights on city streets. Both are signs of the growing epidemic of people addicted to prescription opioid painkillers and heroin. Safe injection sites are medically-supervised facilities that do not provide [...]

    2017-05-26 |


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  • The global alcohol business is expanding in Africa and that’s bad news for health

    The alcohol industry is doing exactly what the tobacco industry did several decades ago to ensure growth and increase profits: expanding into Africa as an underdeveloped market. As a result, exposure to alcohol in African countries is expected to increase in the next few years. With it comes alcohol-related health and social problems. The Conversation Strategy hints coming out of the $103 billion merger between SAB Miller and AB InBev provide [...]

    2017-05-26 |


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  • Inclusive education: A must for disabled

    Persons with disabilities in Nepal are doubly marginalized- first by poverty, and then by social and economic exclusion. Negative social attitudes and prejudice towards disability have ensured relatively low prioritization of national resources towards disability intervention and fuelled extreme exclusion for the average individual with disability. It is not uncommon for existence of disability to be blamed as a consequence of past wrongdoing [...]

    2017-05-25 |

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