Policy Brief


 

Social Determinants of Urban Health in the Ethiopian Context

Urban demographics and dynamics An estimated 54% of the world’s population is residing in urban areas in 2014 which is projected to reach 66% by 2050. Today, more than one-third of the urban population in many low and middle-income countries lives in slums and shanty towns., where many people live in neighborhoods with little or no provision of education and health services, safe water supplies, poor sanitation and waste management and poor nutritional status.