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Why urban health matters

A couple stands outside a tin-roofed dwelling in a crowded settlement.
WHO/Anna Kari

For the first time in human history, the majority of the world’s population lives in cities. This trend will continue. By 2030, six out of 10 people will be city dwellers, rising to seven out of 10 people by 2050. Urbanization is here to stay.

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