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Book Review
10 (
1
); 44-44
doi:
10.53553/JCH.v10i01.009

Urban Health: -Emerging Public Health Perspectives

Associate Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh
Program Manager (MPH), Department of Community and Family Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR: Dr Pradeep Aggarwal, Associate Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh E Mail ID: drpradeep_aggarwal@hotmail.com
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CITATION: Aggarwal P, Sharma N. Urban Health: -Emerging Public Health Perspectives. J Comp Health. 2022;10(1):44. Doi: https://doi.org/10.53553/JCH.v10i01.009

A recent book on “Urban Health: -Emerging Public Health Perspectives”, compiled and edited by Dr Edmond Fernandes and Dr Indu Grewal, published by Global South Strategies in 2021.

Dr Fernandes and Dr Grewal, editors, are two well-known public health figures in India. Dr Fernandes is a Community Health Physician and Founder of the CHD Group in Mangalore & Director -Edward & Cynthia Institute of Public Health, Mangalore, while Dr Grewal was Additional Deputy, Director General in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi.

This book covers urban health in 3 main parts classified under Contemporary Urban India; Changing Dynamics for Urban Global Health; and COVID-19 Opinion, spread over 20 chapters that has been written by a team of public health experts.

This book is an amalgamation of expertise, knowledge, and opinions of people from the health field within India and around the world. The book discusses how people are constantly shifting from rural to urban spaces, which presents both opportunities and challenges.

Book focuses on how urban health will be a key factor in the evolution of cities and it will become more significant as urbanisation continues in the coming years. The book expands our knowledge of how this urbanisation will affect human health and well-being. Overall, it comprehensively covers all major areas related to urban health either through the use of facts or case studies. Moreover, it gives insight on urban health argues that a new algorithm is required to impact risk-informed planning in order to safeguard the future of cities and the dynamics of urban disease. The issue of urban health is already a major factor in the social evolution of cities, and it will only become more significant as the urbanization trend continues.

Response to COVID-19 pandemic by Hospitals in Urban Cities. As the post-covid world gives us the potential to participate in risk-informed planning and academia to build upon translational urban health for health agencies to help in new thinking to invest and establish newer policies, India's health system must be revamped is a new facet of public health that has been extensively covered in this book.

The book also emphasizes that new ideas will be needed to implemented in order to prepare our coming generation that faces high dangers and, as a result, aligns policies that will be the basis for policy gaps.

Overall, this book will assist public health practitioners, policymakers around India and South Asia, and other health-related organizations in gaining crucial insights into urban health. Therefore, it is a must-read for every public health professional and policymaker.


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