Tag: COVID

Covid & Cities Blog – 3rd in the series

Urban health concerns and non-communicable diseases in Nepal by Anchal Thapa, HERD International The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCD) has grown rapidly in Nepal, and contributes to  two-thirds (66 %) of the total deaths that occur in the country. The majority of the NCD related deaths are attributable to the four major non communicable disease…


Covid & Cities Blog – 2nd in the series

Role of the private sector in COVID-19 response in urban areas: Lessons from Ghana, Nepal, Nigeria and Bangladesh. by Helen Elsey The 17th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH) was held on 6-8 July 2021. A key theme of the conference was urban governance and public health systems in the time of COVID-19. CHORUS –…


Covid & Cities Blog – 1st of a series

Urban Health Systems: A neglected frontline of 21st Century epidemics and pandemics. Irene A Agyepong, Mahua Das, Helen Elsey, Tim Ensor  Cities have been the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic and as the world still struggles to emerge from Covid-19, scientists predict that more epidemics and pandemics lie ahead. Yet are the current urban health…