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Health Aspects of Urbanization in Africa
The Health, Environment & Development (HEAD) study
The HEAD study is an initiative of the partnes of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Urban Health. The overall goal of the study is to build research and environmental health capacity amongst environmental health students of the University of Johannesburg, public health students of the University of the Witwatersrand and environmental health staff of the City of Johannesburg. As part of their experiential learning, environmental health students at the University of Johannesburg are trained in the research process, interviewing and interview techniques and conduct the fieldwork for the HEAD study. From the analysis of the data, suggestions for Masters and Doctorate level studies are provided to the Universities of Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand and staff of the City of Johannesburg. Read more.
The Health, Environment Development Study

Research Report: The Health, Environment Development Study. Preliminary results from Phase One

arrow Urban Health Equity Assessment and Response Tool - Scale up (pdf format, 2298 kb)
arrow Urban HEART Workshop Training Manual (pdf format, 377 kb)
arrow Introduction to Urban HEART (pdf format, 2581 kb)
arrow Build an Inclusive Team (pdf format, 284 kb)
arrow Indicators and Benchmarks (pdf format, 402 kb)
arrow Matrix and Monitor (pdf format, 293 kb)
arrow Prioritizing Health Equity Issues and Identifying Interventions (pdf format, 274 kb)
arrow Developing an Urban HEART Plan of Action (pdf format, 200 kb)


arrow Healthy Cities Initiative: Approaches and experience in the African Region (pdf format, 533 kb)
arrow Healthy Cities Initiative in the African Region: Evaluation manual (pdf format, 205 kb)

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arrow 2006-2008 (pdf format, 2860 kb)
arrow 2008 (pdf format, 4405 kb)
arrow 2007 (pdf format, 2662 kb)
arrow 2006 (pdf format, 2069 kb)
arrow 2005 (pdf format, 1314 kb)

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