City Health International 2014

The 2014 City Health International conference, took place in Amsterdam on 3rd-4th November. It aimed to examine "how cities around the globe respond to changing populations and adapt to changing health behaviours, to ensure and promote health and wellbeing to reflect diverse groups and cultures". 

This conference theme was particularly pertinent to the various case studies we have been undertaking as part of the research on the health of women and girls in low-income settings, and this research was represented in various ways throughout the conference. Researchers Pauline Oosterhoff and Linda Waldman both attended the conference, and presented their current research in parallel sessions. In addition, two posters depicting case study research were also presented. You can see what was presented at the conference below.

Poster presentation - Non-Communicable Diseases, South Africa

Our case study looking at community-level interventions for non-cummunicable diseases in Khayelitsha, Cape Town was also presented as a poster at the conference. Click on the poster below to see it in greater detail, and visit our Case Study: Non-Communicable Diseases page for furthe rinformation about the case study, and an interview with researcher and case study author, Thandi Puoane.

Poster presentation - India Case Study

At the City Health International conference, Pauline presented a poster highlighting the research so far from a case study on evidence-based policy planning for women and girls in poor urban areas in an indigenous context - Shillong - Meghalaya, India. Click on the poster below to see it in more detail. For further information on the case study, please visit Case Study: Urban Health Policy in an Indigenous Context.  

Digital Story Telling in Research

As part of the session on Innovative Health Interventions in an Urban Context, Pauline made a presentation titled "Kenya: Using digital story telling to explore the effects of constitutional reform on access to ART for women in Nairobi slums". In it, she presents how she and fellow researcher Emmy Kageha used digital storytelling as a methodology in their research on constitutional change and access to HIV services for women and girls in low-income urban settlements in Nairobi. Click on the image above to view the full presentation.

E-health, Mobile Phones and Young People in Cape Town

As part of the session on Health Literacy and e-Health - Using Media and Technology to Improve Access and Understanding, Linda's presentation was titled "E-health, mobile phones and young people in Cape Town". We are hoping to add her presentation here soon, so watch this space! In the meantime, you can find out more about this policy case study by visiting Case study: The role of technology in relation to Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, and by reading Linda's recent blogs: