CFR Interactive Explores How Urbanization May Impact Future Of Global Health
Council on Foreign Relations: The Future of Global Health Is Urban Health
As part of a series of data interactives on the changes occurring in global health and the broader implications for societies and economies, Thomas J. Bollyky, senior fellow for global health, economics, and development and director of the Global Health Program at CFR, discusses how urbanization impacts global health. Bollyky writes, “Health has shaped the history of cities, but it is cities that will define the future of global health and economic development. … Urbanization in lower-income nations could offer billions of people better access to jobs and health care services, and a gateway to the world economy. To reap those benefits, those nations will have to confront the looming health and environmental challenges of urban life” (1/31).