Donatien Beguy, Caroline W. Kabiru, Catherine Kyobutungi, Jessica Brinton, Ruthpearl Ng’ang’a
The poor standard of living in many cities of the developing world has led researchers to question the so-called ‘urban advantage’, which assumes that urban dwellers fare better than their rural counterparts in terms of economic and health conditions. In Kenya, APHRC’s year 2000 “Population and Health Dynamics in Nairobi’s Informal Settlements” report showed that slum residents have poorer health and social outcomes than residents in more affluent neighborhoods, and perhaps surprisingly, than rural residents.
Catherine holds a PhD (2006) in Epidemiology from the University of Heidelberg, and a Master of Science (2002) in Community Health and Health Management. She is the Executive Director at the African Population and Health Research...