Healthy African Cities
Speaker(s): Dr Ama de Graft Aikins, Dr Gora Mboup, Professor Vanessa Watson
Chair: Dr Ernestina Coast
Recorded on 7 March 2013 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House.
Notwithstanding improvements, urban health in Africa remains a particular challenge, with 70 per cent of urban dwellers living in informal settlements, facing multiple disease burdens. How might we move towards healthy African cities?
Ama de Graft Aikins is a visiting fellow at LSE Health and senior lecturer at the Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana.
Gora Mboup is a senior demographic and health expert and the chief of the Global Urban Observatory of UN-HABITAT.
Vanessa Watson is professor and deputy dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Cape Town.