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Urbanization and Health


Today, over half of the world’s population lives in cities. In Latin America and the Caribbean, the percentage is even higher: more than three out of four people live in urban areas, making our Region the most urbanized region in the world. Between 1970 and 2010 urban population in the Region increased 187% while rural population increased 96% – 80% or approximately 477 million live in cities. For 2050, it is estimated that 683 million will be living in cities.

“Urbanization and Health”, impact of urban living on human health and the actions to take to make our cities better places to live.

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Why is it important to focus on cities and urban health?

Salud Pública es una poderosa herramienta para construir un mundo más seguro y duradero para todos Urbanización y Salud