Session F: How to make it work? Innovations and solutions in health service delivery in mega-cities and urban slums (track 1)

This panel discusses ways to overcome the exclusion of the (extreme) urban poor from health services. It will inquire about the possible roles of public authorities, (local) NGO collaboration, and local private sector engagement, looking at cases in Dhaka (Bangladesh), Thiès (Senegal), Nairobi (Kenya) and Antwerp (Belgium). Particular attention will be devoted to the means to include slum dwellers in primary health care services and improving access to maternal health care, and HIV prevention and care for young people and/or undocumented women.

  • Rachel Hammonds, University of Antwerp, Law and Development Research Group, Belgium; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK: Innovative solutions needed – the challenges of delivering antenatal care in low-income urban settings
  • Musharrat Jahan, Concern Worldwide – Integrated Urban Program, Bangladesh: Improving Health and Nutrition status of Urban extreme poor
  • Jantine Jacobi, UNAIDS: Nairobi’s tailored HIV response to young people and key populations in informal settlements
  • Christine Gilles, CHU St. Pierre, Brussels

Moderator: Marlies Casier, Sensoa, Belgium

Session in English