Urban Slums in Nigeria: Ensuring Healthy Living Conditions

By |2021-08-18T11:18:42+02:00October 25th 2018|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Housing & Informality, Urban Health, , , , , , |

Many of Lagos’ residents live in informal settlements with no or limited access to basic services. With new immigrants arriving from rural areas every day, pressure increases on the already poor living conditions. Comprehensive action is needed to tackle interconnected social, environmental and health issues, says Olaoluwa Pheabian Akinwale.

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

By |2021-02-23T15:52:29+01:00April 4th 2018|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Urban Health, , , |

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.

Antananarivo, Madagascar: Partnership for water access transformation

By |2020-06-22T12:41:30+02:00December 14th 2017|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Urban Health, Water & Sanitation, , , , , , , , |

In order to reach the Sustainable Development Goals related to water, sanitation and hygiene, the government of Madagascar has drawn up an action plan and commissioned JIRAMA, the country’s state-owned electricity and water provider, to improve access to safe water supply.

Making a world without HIV by 2030 possible: Mayors and local governments as change agents

By |2021-02-23T13:57:00+01:00September 26th 2017|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Urban Health, , , , , , , |

HIV/AIDS continues to be a major health crisis around the world, especially in cities. As part of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders on HIV/AIDS in Africa has vouched to eliminate AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Titus James Twesige explains the situation in Uganda and why mayors can drive positive change.

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