About Maria Jose Amilibia

María José Amilibia, Physician, Gynecologist, and Master of Science in Global Urban Health, is a technical officer at the Master's program of Global Urban Health at Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, Germany. She studied at the National University of Buenos Aires in Argentina and completed her graduate studies at the University of Freiburg. Her Master's thesis was on Dengue vector prevention and control in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Cities are Engines of Transformation – and Urban Health is the Fuel

By | 2018-04-05T16:53:45+00:00 April 4th 2018|Categories: BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE & HOUSING, HEALTH & EDUCATION|Tags: , , , , , |

The benefits of cities are rarely distributed equitably. Particularly for the poor and disadvantaged, cities have a high rate of health hazards and risks. To address these dangers, city leaders need to take a multidisciplinary, rights-based approach. Maria Jose Amilibia argues that by leveraging cities’ unique opportunity to scale up essential services, we can truly transform the urban health landscape.

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