Healthy African Cities


Notwithstanding improvements, urban health in Africa remains a particular challenge, with 70 per cent of urban dwellers living in informal settlements, facing multiple disease burdens. How might we move towards healthy African cities?


  • Ama de Graft Aikins is a visiting fellow at LSE Health and senior lecturer at the Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana.
  • Gora Mboup is a senior demographic and health expert and the chief of the Global Urban Observatory of UN-HABITAT.
  • Vanessa Watson is professor and deputy dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Cape Town.

Recorded on 7 March 2013 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

This article originally appeared at London School of Economics and Political Science.

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