First Latin American and Caribbean Urban Health Workshop

The Regional Office for Latin América and the Caribbean of the International Science Council (ISC ROLAC) is pleased to announce the 1st Latin American and Caribbean Urban Health Workshop, which will take place on September 26th-28th, 2019, in San Salvador, El Salvador.

The accelerated and continuous growth of the population in the urban areas of Latin America and the Caribbean are contributing factors which are alarmingly detonating indices such as violence, pollution, physical and mental illnesses, among others. This is why it is imperative that the nations of the region identify urban health as a priority in their agendas. Advances and achievements in urban health translates to a strategy that ensures the improvement of the well-being of humans as individuals and as a community. The Latin American and Caribbean countries have made different efforts to solve urban health problems. El Salvador, for example, has taken important steps with the implementation of the Salvadoran Urban Health Model.

Each country has its own particularities, but because of them being part of a region, they share similar issues with their neighboring countries. Therefore, the first International Urban Health Workshop is an excellent opportunity for Latin America and the Caribbean to integrate in the search of joint solutions for the problems arising from urban population growth

The main objectives of this workshop are:

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