Pasha 10: Managing diseases in African cities

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Ozayr Patel, The Conversation

Cities are becoming more populated as the world rapidly urbanises. At the same time, the climate is changing; hot and cold weather patterns are causing various health problems, like dehydration and diseases spread by mosquitoes.

Lenore Manderson, a distinguished professor in public health and medical anthropology, is today’s guest on Pasha. This episode looks at how difficult it’s to manage diseases in inner cities.

Read more: How global warming is adding to the health risks of poor people

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