Tackling the causes of ill health in Rio's slums

  • Loewenberg S
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Abstract

Poverty is the root cause of ill health in the sprawling slums of Rio de Janeiro, where mortality rates are up to 10 times those in rich areas. But, reports Samuel Loewenberg, these communities are being targeted by a group of health workers with a new approach to health promotion.

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  • Samuel Loewenberg

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