This thematic review focuses on a range of health challenges faced in particular by women and girls living in low-income urban settlements in expanding cities in Kenya and South Africa.
The review has been compiled as part of a larger body of work being conducted by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and its partners on gender and international development and financed by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
The review was preceded by a literature search (using keywords to reflect the thematic focus) of key databases of published literature, as well as a search for grey literature and documents describing interventions aimed at addressing these health challenges. An online discussion hosted by IDS gave a further indication of current debates and assisted in the identification of interventions.
Hawkins, K.; MacGregor, H.; Oronje, R. The health of women and girls in urban areas with a focus on Kenya and South Africa: a review. Evidence report No.42. Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK 54 pp.