Tag: Public Health

  • Cities –  Emerging Hotspots for Infectious Diseases

    Cities – Emerging Hotspots for Infectious Diseases

    Divya Mehra Cities and pandemics have shared a long history and over the decades it has been witnessed that cities have emerged to be the epicentre for infectious diseases. This is often attributed to its very nature – the population densities and inter/intra connections have turned out to be the important factors.  Cities act as…

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  • Urban Wastewater Use in Agriculture: Solution to Water Crisis or Health Hazard?

    Urban Wastewater Use in Agriculture: Solution to Water Crisis or Health Hazard?

    Shashank Bhardwaj When I read about water scarcity and the issue of water wastage, to me it seems that it is inevitably related to the urban landscape. For instance, in today‚Äôs time, when the world is fighting the pandemic, organizations and governments are urging urban dwellers to use water carefully while washing their hands. The…

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  • Where Humans and Virus Meet

    Where Humans and Virus Meet

    Ajay Immanuel Gonji At a time when the world is reeling under the impact of the deadly CoVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) outbreak, I find myself, probably like many others, trying to come to terms with my new sedentary lifestyle. Besides other things, I spend at least a couple of hours each day on news networks,…

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  • Health Equity and Sustainable Urban Growth

    Health Equity and Sustainable Urban Growth

    Vipin Kumar Better livelihood, proper medical facilities, and higher education are responsible for the continuous movement of people from rural to urban areas.  Almost 30% of the total Indian population resides in cities (Census 2011) and contributes around 50% of the total GDP. To achieve effective economic development, sustainable utilization of resources is obligatory. Water…

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  • Huge Opportunity and Even Bigger Challenges: Wetland Restoration in the Urban

    Huge Opportunity and Even Bigger Challenges: Wetland Restoration in the Urban

    Ajay Immanuel Gonji It has been a little over a year and a half since Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) entered into a management agreement with the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to restore a small relict of the Jahangirpuri group of wetlands. The Dheerpur Wetland Park (DWP) is an ambitious collaborative project between AUD and DDA…

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