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.
The health of women and girls in urban areas with a focus on Kenya and South Africa: a review. Evidence report No.42