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Urban health: part of a development debate

N. D. Emmel


Abstract

Like a scratched gramophone record, the urban health debate repeats the same catchy tune over and over again. Three notes repeatedly play: the double burden of disease; economic modernisation with a trickle-down effect; and intermediate, community-driven technology solutions. Only occasionally is the discordant note of political economy heard. It is refreshing that Ghanshyam Shah has reasserted political economy in the debate.

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