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Written by Renushka Ramdin   
Wednesday, 21 April 2010 16:56

2. Improve urban living conditions

Improvements in housing and housing conditions, control of pollution and improvement in water and sanitation go a long way to mitigating health risks. Land security and tenure is a foundation on which health can be built. Squatter settlements are often illegal but generally represent the only option open to poor people, migrant or local, in search or shelter. Informal settlements are rarely provided with basic social services.

Concrete and feasible actions that can be taken include:
  • Locate houses in safe places
  • Improve housing conditions
  • Control indoor and outdoor pollution
  • Ensure safe water and improved sanitation

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 April 2010 22:56