251811 Importance of Urban Health and Why it Matters

Monday, October 31, 2011: 12:50 PM

Padmini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS, CHES , New York Medical College School of Public Health, Pleasant Valley, NY
With the rapid influx of new immigrants and the urbanization and creation of Mega Cities has resulted in new opportunities and threats to the urban population . Some of the challenges faced by the urban dwellers with regard to their health status is influenced by internal and external factors. Some of these include over crowding , lack of clean water supply and increased risk of infectious diseases. The link between MDG 7 which is to Ensure Environmental Sustainability and urban health will be discussed with specific examples. Strategies to improve urban health and make communities healthier will be discussed.

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Environmental health sciences
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
1.The socio- economic and environmental factors which influence/ contribute to urban health will be discussed. 2. Strategies of keeping urban populations globally will be discussed. 3. The link between MDGs progress and Urban Health will be discussed

Keywords: Urban Health, Environment

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked in the area of health care 9in various capacities as a physician , public health professional and member of academia for the past 23 years. I have published and edited a book on womens global health and human rights. I have presented at various national and international conferences
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.