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Slum Health: Arresting COVID-19 and Improving Well-Being in Urban Informal Settlements

Urbanization and Wellbeing

The informal settlements of the Global South are the least prepared for the pandemic of COVID-19 since basic needs such as water, toilets, sewers, drainage, waste collection, and secure and adequate housing are already in short supply or non-existent. Further, space constraints, violence, and overcrowding in slums make physical distancing and self-quarantine impractical, and the rapid spread of an infection highly likely.

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Head of Urbanization and Wellbeing

Blessing Mberu

Blessing is a Senior Research Scientist and Head of Urbanization…

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