Research Articles from Abroad

Water and Sanitation Hygiene Knowledge Attitude Practice in Urban Slum Settings

Voluntary HIV testing and risky sexual behaviours among health care workers: a survey in rural and urban Burkina Faso

Use of different subjective health indicators to assess health inequalities in an urban immigrant population in north-western Italy: a
cross-sectional study

Scoping reviews and research gap analysis on urban health interventions for the prevention and control of vector-borne and other infectious diseases of poverty 

Sanitation, Hygiene and Water Supply in Urban  Slums

Urban and rural variation in clustering of metabolic syndrome components in the Thai population: results from the fourth National
Health Examination Survey 2009

The sanitation environment in urban slums: implications for child health

The less healthy urban population: income-related health inequality in China Wei Yang* and Panos Kanavos

‘Complex’ but coping: experience of symptoms of tuberculosis and health care seeking behaviours - a qualitative interview study of  urban risk groups, London, UK Gillian M Craig1*, Louise M Joly1 and Alimuddin Zumla2

Tackling Tuberculosis in urban area:Experiences from mumbai City 

Obesity and the poor women living in urban slum areas: health system response Digna N Purwaningrum1*, Mubasysyir Hasanbasri2, Laksono Trisnantoro1

Analysing local-level responses to migration and urban health in Hillbrow: the Johannesburg Migrant Health Forum
Jo Vearey1,2*, Kirsten Thomson3, Theresa Sommers1,2 and Courtenay Sprague2,3,4

Accumulation of health risk behaviours is associated with lower socioeconomic status and women's urban residence: a multilevel analysis in Japan Yoshiharu Fukuda*, Keiko Nakamura and Takehito Takano

An economic way of reducing health, environmental, and other pressures of urban traffic: a decision analysis on trip aggregation
Jouni T Tuomisto* and Marko Tainio

Disparities in obesity among rural and urban residents in a health disparate region

Contribution of smoking and air pollution exposure in urban areas to social differences in respiratory health 
Tamara Schikowski*1, Dorothee Sugiri1, Verena Reimann1, Beate Pesch2, Ulrich Ranft1 and Ursula Krämer1

Chronic non-communicable diseases and the challenge of universal health coverage: insights from community-based cardiovascular disease
research in urban poor communities in Accra, Ghana

Cardiovascular comorbidities among public health clinic patients with diabetes: the Urban Diabetics Study 
Jessica M Robbins*1, David A Webb1 and Christopher N Sciamanna2

Behavioral antecedents for handwashing in a low-income urban setting in Bangladesh: an exploratory study

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World Urbanization Prospects

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Water and Urbanization

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UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC)


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Basic Principles of Healthy Cities: Health Determinants(2009).


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Andy Walker; Determinants of Health, Healthy Cities, and Health Inequalities;


W. T. Caiaffa, A. A. L. Friche, M. A. S. Dias, A. L. Meireles, C. F. Ignacio, A. Prasad, and M. Kano; (2013); Developing a Conceptual Framework of Urban Health Observatories toward Integrating Research and Evidence into Urban Policy for Health and Health Equity.


Samuel Oji Oti, Michael Mutua, George S Mgomella, Thaddaeus Egondi, Alex Ezeh and Catherine Kyobutungi; (2013); HIV mortality in urban slums of Nairobi, Kenya 2003–2010: a period effect analysis.


Bianca V. Carrion, Valerie A. Earnshaw, Trace Kershaw, Jessica B. Lewis, Emily C. Stasko, Jonathan N. Tobin, and Jeannette R. Ickovics; (2014); Housing Instability and Birth Weight among Young Urban Mothers.


Monica Magadi, Eliya Zulu, and Martin Brockerhoff; () ; The Inequality of Maternal Health in Urban Sub-Saharan Africa.


Donatien Beguy, Joyce Mumah, Lindsey Gottschalk; (2014); Unintended Pregnancies among Young Women Living in Urban Slums: Evidence from a Prospective Study in Nairobi City, Kenya.


Kristin Mmari, Nan Astone; (2014);Urban adolescent sexual and reproductive health in low-income and middle-income countries.


Mark R. Montgomery and Alex C. Ezeh; (); Urban Health in Developing Countries; Insights from Demographic Theory and Practice.




David E. Sahn and David C. Stifel; (2002); Urban-Rural Inequality in Africa.


Jean-Christophe Fotso, Alex Ezeh, Nyovani Madise, Abdhallah Ziraba, Reuben Ogollah; (2008); What does Access to Maternal Care Mean Among the Urban Poor? Factors Associated with Use of Appropriate Maternal Health Services in the Slum Settlements of Nairobi, Kenya.