Health

February 12, 2019

Can we create better jobs in Africa’s booming construction sector?

ILO-The Lab compares constraints and opportunities in the building construction sector in Mozambique, Zambia and Rwanda   By Steve Hartrich and Elisa Mandelli, the Lab Project If […]
November 5, 2018

Photo Feature: Municipal Waste Recycling Program

  Eight million tons of plastic waste are discarded into the word’s ocean annually- the equivalent of dumping an entire garage struck of plastic into the […]
October 26, 2018

Municipal Waste Recycling Program

Municipal Waste Recycling Program (MWRP) Indonesia | Philippines | Sri Lanka | Vietnam With rapid global population growth and urbanization, municipal waste generation is expected to […]
October 25, 2018

From Waste to Work: Taking Action on Ocean Plastics

  The United Nations projects that by 2050 over two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. Ninety percent of that increase will take place in Asia […]
October 3, 2018

USAID Urban Champion: Mike Keshishian

Mike Keshishian is a Local Government Specialist in USAID’s Office of Democracy, Rights and Governance. He has worked for USAID since 1998, with a primary focus […]
November 1, 2017

Situation of Routine Immunization in Urban Poor Areas of Kisumu City, Kenya

   
May 15, 2016

Urban Child Poverty, Health, and Survival in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

This USAID-funded report examines levels and trends in poverty, health status, and use of health services among children under age 5 living in large cities in […]
May 15, 2016

The High Cost of HIV-Positive Inpatient Care at an Urban Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa

While most HIV care is provided on an outpatient basis, hospitals continue to treat serious HIV-related admissions, which is relatively resource-intensive and expensive. This USAID-funded study […]
May 12, 2016

Urban Health and Care-Seeking Behavior: A Case Study of Slums in India and the Philippines

This report examines the health needs and care-seeking behavior of poor slum residents in two Asian cities – Indore, India and greater Manila, Philippines. The centerpiece […]
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