Big city blues: health disparities within the world's largest urban centres

Kondro, Wayne
November 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/23/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 17, p1838
Academic Journal
The article focuses on health disparities among people living in the world's largest cities such as Rio de Janiero, Brazil, Tokyo, Japan and New York City. It relates on the World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany, during which Rio de Janiero municipal health secretary Hans Dohmann was chided for taking more than 10 years in implementing the program to extend primary health care to the entire population. Panelists Victor Rodwin adds that cities should improve their health planning program.


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