Most resources are available as free downloads. You'll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program to view the PDF files on your computer.
The following resources provide helpful insight into urban health on a global scale as well as the context of Ethiopia.
Population, Development, and Environment in Ethiopia (links to complete report plus additional resources)
The Carter Center has worked in Ethiopia to establish the Ethiopia Public Health Training Initiative which was launched in 1997 in partnership with the Ethiopian government. Until recently The Carter Center provided pre-service training for health staff, an activity UHEP/USAID has assumed.
Population, Development and Environment in Ethiopia
This special report was published by Sahlu Haile, the Senior Program Advisor for
the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Mr. Haile outlook paints a picture of the challenges around urban health for Ethiopia.
Living With Urban Environmental Health Risks: The Case Of Ethiopia (King's Soas Studies in Development Geography)
This book delves into the environmental problems in urban areas in Ethiopia and their impact on health.
Urban Health Updates: Ethiopia
This section of the Urban Health Updates blog tracks updates on Ethiopian urban health news.
Ethiopia AIDS Resource Center
The ARC is a central library and clearinghouse for the most up-to-date and accurate local and international multimedia materials on HIV and AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB).
AIDS in Ethiopia Online Database
Developed by the AIDS Resource Center of Ethiopia, this database presents indicators derived from estimations and projections produced by the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia during the preparation of the AIDS in Ethiopia: 5th Report. There are 29 indicators featured in this database categorized under Key HIV Indicators, Prevalence and Incidence, Additional HIV Indicators, Orphans and HIV Infected Population Distribution by 5 Year Age Group. The system enables users to query for a specific indicator filtered by region, period, residence, age category and gender.
HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia: An Epidemiological Synthesis
This study uncovered a number of major findings which have implications for policy and practice in the country, including — the epidemic may be less severe, less generalized, and more heterogeneous than previously believed, with marked regional variations; the diversity of the HIV epidemic seems to be related to sexual behavior patterns; small towns may be HIV hot-spots that have had marginal attention in HIV prevention efforts to date; traditional high-risk groups such as sex workers seem to be reducing some of their risky behaviors; young populations, especially never-married sexually active females have the greatest risk of HIV infection in the country; discordant couples are also a concern, pointing to a clear need for couple counseling services.
UNAIDS epidemiological fact sheet on HIV and AIDS for Ethiopia (2008)
Published by the UNAIDS/WHO Working Group on Global HIV/AIDS and STI Surveillance, this fact sheet provides the most recent country-specific data on HIV prevalence and incidence.
Dire Dawa City Administration First Baseline Assessment For Mobile Hiv Counseling And Testing Program
A study, published by USAID, that provides recommendations to design effective mobile HIV counseling and testing (HCT) services targeting MARPs.
UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé, opening speech at International Forum on Cities and Health, Shanghai, China, August 10, 2010
Globally, it is estimated that as many as 50% of HIV-positive people live in cities. In some urban areas, the HIV epidemic is so pervasive that it compares to national epidemics of entire countries. Michel Sidibé called attention to the central role that cities can play in the AIDS response.
Urban Health Updates
This blog tracks urban health news.
State of the World's Cities – UN
This publication documents the ways in which many urban dwellers are excluded from the advantages of city life while using a framework to explore links among poverty, inequality, slum formation and economic growth.
World Health Day (April 7, 2010) - World Health Organization (WHO)
World Health Day 2010 focused on urbanization and health with the theme of “1000 Cities, 1000 Lives.” The website provides articles that make the case for urban health including the following article:
Why Urban Health Matters
This pamphlet discusses, in broad terms, the issues surrounding urban health.
An interactive website of the 2010 campaign. Includes member list and photos.
Cities, Urbanization and Health. Leon, DA. (2008) International Journal of Epidemiology (37): 4–8
David Leon is a Professor of Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
India Urban Health Resource site
A resource depicting urban health work being accomplished in India by an USAID-funded project.