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CHORUS Report: Covid-19 and Cities Report – Nigeria

As part of the CHORUS programme, the team at HPRG conducted a rapid review from 30 January to 31 August 2020, to examine the scope of federal, state and local government responses to COVID-19 in Nigeria, in order to underscore how these have impacted on the health, wellbeing and livelihood of the urban poor in Enugu and Onitsha cities. 

This report highlights the key findings and recommendations from the study.

CHORUS Report: Covid-19 and Cities – Nepal

Covid Report – Nepal July 2021

CHORUS Guide: Gender and Intersectionality

This guide aims to support research partners to identify gender and equity issues relating to their urban health systems projects, and incorporate into all stages of health research.

The guidelines use the Morgan et al framework (2016). The framework helps us consider gender as a power relation and driver of inequity in health systems and identify how power can be constituted and negotiated in the contexts where we work.

CHORUS Paper: Rethinking health systems in the context of urbanisation: challenges from four rapidly urbanising low-income and middle-income countries

The world is now predominantly urban; rapid and uncontrolled urbanisation continues across low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). Health systems are struggling to respond to the challenges that urbanisation brings. While better-off urbanites can reap the benefits from the ‘urban advantage’, the poorest, particularly slum dwellers and the homeless, frequently experience worse health outcomes than their rural counterparts. In this position paper, we analyse the challenges urbanisation presents to health systems by drawing on examples from four LMICs: Nigeria, Ghana, Nepal and Bangladesh.