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Urban Health: l'irrémédiable urbanisation de la vie et de la médecine

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 8, no. 326, p. 282-286
Publication date2012
Abstract

Since 2007, the number of people living in cities exceeds that of rural areas. Thus, cities and their organizations have a major influence on all spheres of human life, especially health. This influence may generate inequality, suffering and disease, but also represent an opportunity for health and well-being. This paper introduces the concept of urban health, particularly in terms of primary care medicine and presents solutions that encompass a wide field (politics, urban planning, social inequality, education). Improving urban health requires collaboration of medical with non-medical actors, in order to become of development (re-) urban structure and promotes the health of all.

Keywords
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Health Promotion/organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Primary Health Care/organization & administration
  • Urban Health
  • Urbanization/trends
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WOLFF, Hans et al. Urban Health: l’irrémédiable urbanisation de la vie et de la médecine. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2012, vol. 8, n° 326, p. 282–286.
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