Inadequate health care in urban slums

The transmission of communicable diseases is highest in urban slums. Childhood infections are not seasonal but all year round phenomena. In spite of the availability of of preventive measures, immunization coverage remains low in urban areas, especially in developing countries. Easier access to services, fewer logistical problems for supplies and exposure to communication media have not made ae difference to the well-being of children in slums.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
15.01.2000 – 00:00 CET