The progressive move of populations towards urban areas means global health will be determined increasingly by cities.
Cities are a mixture of culture, class and status and with rapid growth in these areas, it is predicted that the disparities within these groups will escalate.
The poor are more likely to be excluded from social equity and will have less access to important public infrastructure. [i]
Nurses provide services to vulnerable population groups such as the homeless within cities.
They are partnering with a range of stakeholders to improve the health of people who live in the city.
Find out more about nurses who are transforming cities.
[i] London School of Economics. Cities and Social Equity: Implications for policy and practice. 2009.