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Health Inequities Remain Problem In World’s Growing Urban Areas, U.N. Report Says

U.N. News Centre: U.N. report aims to equalize health conditions amidst exploding metro populations
“…The ‘Global Report on Urban Health: Equitable, healthier cities for sustainable development,’ jointly released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.N. Human Settlements Programme (U.N.-Habitat), compares data on health from urbanites in almost 100 countries. The criteria vary from clean water access to HIV knowledge, obesity, and air pollution. The report shows that ‘in cities, progress in health depends not only on the strength of health systems, but also on shaping urban environments,’ Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO assistant director general for Health Systems and Innovation, and Joan Clos, executive director of U.N.-Habitat said in the foreword…” (3/31).