Donatien Beguy, Caroline W. Kabiru, Catherine Kyobutungi, Jessica Brinton, Ruthpearl Ng’ang’a
In the year 2000, APHRC conducted the first Nairobi Cross-Sectional Slum Survey that examined health profiles of urban slum residents comparing them with those of rural residents in Kenya. The 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. Below we contrast the report’s urban health findings with subsequent assessments including the recent 2008/09 Kenya Demographic Health Survey (KDHS).
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...