Throughout the developing world, cities are increasingly crowded with the poor and vulnerable. This manual is designed for all those working with the urban poor, in particular front-line health and development workers. It is relevant both to government programmes and for non-governmental orginazations. It is written in single topic chapters. Each gives background information followed by practical action plans. Programme managers, policy makers, students, course organizers and donors should also find this book opens their eyes to practical problems and how they can be solved. Topics include gathering resources, training a team, working in partnership, training community health volunteers, with chapters on women's and children's health, vulnerable households, HIV and TB. There are detailed chapters on the urban environment, including housing, water supply, excreta disposal, surface water and environmental hazards. The final part covers management, and ways of making programmes sustainable. The book is designed to empower both communities and development workers to bring lasting improvements in health and quality of life.
Publisher: Macmillan Education
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 737 g
Dimensions: 248 x 186 mm
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