The quality and location of housing has direct implications for the health of those who inhabit it. There are many studies that support how the fact that residing in an adequate housing unit contributes to improving household’s health. That a home has access to water and sanitation services, in a safe area, and located close to health care and education services greatly affects … [Read more...] about How does a home influence the health of its occupants?
Despite cities are the main driver of growth, prosperity and innovation worldwide, inequalities still arise in them in various ways. One of them is the lack of access to basic services such as housing. Unfortunately, our region is no stranger to this phenomenon. According to recent data, 1 in 4 urban inhabitants in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) lives in an informal … [Read more...] about Opportunities to close urban inequality gaps in Paraguay
More than a billion people live in informal neighborhoods around the world, also known as slums, barriadas or villas, or favelas in Brazil. These neighborhoods usually lack access to clean water and sanitation systems, and residents live in inadequate and overcrowded housing. In 1995, Favela Bairro (FB) program in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, aimed to connect these informal … [Read more...] about Favela-Bairro Upgrading Program: Assessing results 10 years later