In the Shadow of the City: Community Health and the Urban Poor

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Trudy Harpham, Tim Lusty, Patrick Vaughan
Oxford University Press, 1988 - Community health services - 237 pages
This book focuses on the crises faced by the urban poor in developing countries, where mass migration into the cities poses massive infrastructural problems, resulting in insufficient food supply, poor health and living conditions, and inadequate sanitation systems. Through case studies and other data, the editors examine aspects of urban poverty and suggest public health programs and intervention by international agencies. Field workers, health policymakers, and development researchers will value this insightful study.

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