oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Urbanization and public health: The challenge, the effects and the need for intersectoral collaboration
|Article Title||Urbanization and public health: The challenge, the effects and the need for intersectoral collaboration|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Publication Date||Sep 1992|
|Pages||295 - 298|
|Keyword(s)||Education, Employment, Environmental health, Health care, Infectious diseases, Public health, Urban economy, Urban growth, Urban health, Urban migration and Urbanisation|
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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