Water, Sanitation and Health in Informal Settlements: Health and Community-Based Approaches to Tackle Tuberculosis Among Lima’s Urban Poor


Urbanization worldwide has led to an increasing number of urban poor, often resulting in a surge of informal settlements. Poor living conditions and the lack of water and sanitation services (WSS) have a direct impact on the health of the residents of these settlements. In Lima, major challenges are still faced to improve the health conditions of urban poor, despite some efforts made by Peru’s government to increase WSS in the peripheral areas. NGOs are trying to fill this gap, by implementing community-based approaches to tackle ill-health in Lima’s informal settlements.

By: Nathalie Dubler

Published on February 9, 2020

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