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oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Urbanization and public health: The challenge, the effects and the need for intersectoral collaboration

 

Abstract

The public health challenge of rapid urbanization is an issue of national importance that will have to be tackled using a multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral approach that integrates environmental health and urban health. Urban growth in South Africa is caused equally by rural-urban migration and natural population growth and has a wide range of impacts upon health. These range from infectious diseases such as measles, which is exacerbated by overcrowded housing, to psycho-social problems such as alcohol abuse and interpersonal violence.

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1992-09-01
2016-12-09
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