Investigating Urban Health and Linkages between HIV, Migration and Urban Food Security Innovative Comparative Research in Addis Abba, Johannesburg and Windhoek Scott Drimie, Girma Kassie & Jo Vearey University of the Witwatersrand Forced Migration Studies Programme Health and Migration Initiative
World Urbanization Prospects (2005 Revision), United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs By 2030, 50% or more of the African population will be living in a city
Urban HIV prevalence rates – highest in urban informal areas;
Some residents with weak rights to the city;
Dependency on survivalist livelihoods located within the informal sector;
Increasing urban inequalities that impact ‘urban poor’ groups.
It is essential to engage with this complexity when investigating urban health. A range of interlinked challenges. Urban health policy makers and programmers face a range of interlinked challenges when working in African cities.