Zoekopdracht: subjects: "Social and Political Change"
|Titel||Slums, violence and health : a critical discussion of the interactions and effects of violence and slum settings on health and their inclusion in contemporary urban health interventions & recommendations|
|Auteur||S. de Weerdt|
|Instelling||KIT - Royal Tropical Institute|
|Afdeling||Development, Policy and Practice|
|Opleiding||Master in International Health (MIH)|
|Uitgever||KIT - Royal Tropical Institute [etc.]|
|Organisaties||KIT - Royal Tropical Institute, VU - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam|
|Onderwerp||Social and Political Change|
|Trefwoorden||poverty, health, violence|
|Samenvatting||Difficult circumstances in slums are often caused by a multitude of factors and actors on different levels. The same is true for violence. The thesis maintains that slum characteristics can potentially promote violence and violence can exacerbate slum circumstances. Together, they have devastating effects on the health outcomes for slum dwellers. How urban health determinants in slums and the dynamics of violence interact, will be critically discussed with the aid of an adapted framework. This framework guides the thesis in addressing each level of urban health determinants and the potential interaction points with violence. The 2008 report of the Knowledge Network on Urban Settings (KNUS), as a representative body of urban health experts, is then used to assess whether and how interactions between urban health determinants and violence are represented in contemporary case-studies and recommendations for urban interventions. This assessment indicates that while addressing violence features in both case-studies and recommendations, there is no specific focus on the interactions of violence, slums and health.|
Recommendations include taking interactions with violence into account when setting up a slum health project and maybe even to focus on them, as they could be potential tipping points.
|Soort document||Master thesis|
|Rechten||© 2011 De Weerdt|