As part of the research on the health of women and girls in low-income urban settings, we will be conducting two case studies in India.

Each case study will provide an in-depth look at the policy process in rekation to a particular health issue for women and girls in low-income urban settlements.  Case studies currently planned include:

Urban health policy in an indigenous context2014
Water and sanitation2015


Latest updates

A new policy briefing from IDS calls for decision-makers to take a broader approach to address the social, structural and economic determinants of health, and to ensure community involvement in interventions with genuine gender inclusivity. The paper is based on six case studies and a thematic review examining women’s and girls’ access to health in low-income urban settlements.

Pauline Oosterhoff, from IDS, presented her policy case study on Urban Health Policy in an Indigenous Context in India as part of a Panel Session on Urbanisation, Health & Policy at the MAGic2015 conference on ‘Anthropology and Global Health: interrogating theory, policy and practice’, which took place at the University of Sussex from 9-11th September 2015.

Our researchers, Emmy Kageha Igonya and Darisuk Kharlyngdoh, will be presenting at the ResUp Symposium and Training Exchange from February 9th - 12th, in Nairobi, Kenya. We'll be updating this page throughout the event, so watch this space for the latest updates!