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COVID-19 ARISE advice for people in informal settlements

Key Considerations: COVID-19 in Informal Urban Settlements

COVID-19 briefing

Local response in health emergencies

Local response in health emergencies snapshot of the paper

Balancing hunger and response to COVID-19 in Bangladesh

Towards a socially just model balancing hunger and response to the COVID 19 pandemic in Bangladesh

Chronic conditions and COVID-19 in informal urban settlements

Chronic conditions and COVID 19 in infomal settlements

Pandemics and future cities: A World Habitat Day webinar

Annie Wilkinson made a presentation –  “Addressing systematic Poverty and inequality in Cities-the health challenge”. She started off by defining the urban health challenge which she said was largely a result of the growing urban population, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Inequality and poverty without a doubt present very negative impacts on health but unfortunately the health determinants in many of these urban settings are unknown to many. Most urban-health interactions are not paid attention to with very little being known on the most vulnerable people and settings especially the one billion people living in informal settlements. Read more…

Recommendations from Guatemala to urban municipalities

Villa Nueve in Guatemala

India’s response to COVID-19 spearheaded by its smart cities

Satellite map from India

Chronic conditions and COVID-19 in informal urban settlements

Community action

The hard nut of cracking who is vulnerable in our communities in the context of COVID-19

A man in a red t-shirt bends over to wash his hands to prevent the spread of COVID19 at a stand in Kibera Nairobi

Responding to COVID-19 in the informal settlements on Freetown

The people versus the pandemic: Community organisations in Freetown respond to COVID-19

Preparing for the pandemic in Sierra Leone

Youth Associate: A light of hope for Dholpur slum residents during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh

Youth Associate members


Youth battle against COVID-19 in Nairobi


The effect of COVID-19 on low earners in Sierra Leone


People with disabilities during COVID-19: A story from Kenya

Quote from Joseph's photo story

Disability and COVID-19: What did we learn from the Twitter Chat

COVID-19 and Disability Invite containing date and time of the Chat

Listen to our blogs on disability on our audio page


Health workers

Psychological resilience, fragility and the health workforce: lessons on pandemic preparedness from Liberia and Sierra Leone

Celebrated but not supported: The need for a gender equitable health workforce

Health Care Workers are tired of being celebrated and not supported. They are often likened to frontline soldiers which begs the question of why we send them to the frontlines without preparing them.

Wise words from our colleague Haja Wurie who spoke at the webinar, Masked Heroines? Building Resilience Begins with a Gender-Equitable Health Workforce. 

Read more about it in a blog by Lynda Keeru.

Unsung heroes for urban informal settlement dwellers during COVID-19 pandemic

The sun is faint through the haze Dhalpur

Health worker's mental health during COVID-19: Lessons from, and for, fragile and conflict-affected settings

Health Worker in PPE at Ebola Isolation Ward in Kabala Sierra Leone

Health education