Urbanization - An Emerging Humanitarian Disaster

Thomas Burke
Aug 2009
The New England Journal of Medicine

This paper describes the current rates of urbanization and the developing health consequences framed as a humanitarian crisis. The authors go on to analyze the current state of knowledge and policy on urban health. They lay out the priorities for future research and work and the role for academics, governments and international agencies to prevent the impending deterioration in global health due to rapid urbanization.

Reference: N Engl J Med. 2009 Aug 20;361(8):741-3

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