The Lancet Series: The history, geography, and sociology of slums and the health problems of people who live in slums

by Alex Ezeh, Oyinlola Oyebode, David Satterthwaite et al.
The Lancet – Published Online October 16, 2016

Massive slums have become major features of cities in many low-income and middle-income countries. Here, in the first in a Series of two papers, the authors discuss why slums are unhealthy places with especially high risks of infection and injury. They show that children are especially vulnerable, and that the combination of malnutrition and recurrent diarrhoea leads to stunted growth and longer-term effects on cognitive development. They find that the scientific literature on slum health is underdeveloped in comparison to urban health, and poverty and health.

See also: Improving the health and welfare of people who live in slums
by Richard J Lilford, Oyinlola Oyebode, David Satterthwaite et al.

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