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MAY 2018
Updates and resources for implementers, policymakers, and researchers interested in evidence-based interventions, practices, programs, and policies in global health
Featured Implementation Science Event:
Creating an Implementation Science Collaboration on Urban Health in East Africa
This issue of ISforGH discusses how the HEARD Partnership is facilitating an implementation science collaboration in East Africa to help address the negative health consequences of urbanization, in particular for poor children and adolescents.
By 2050, it is projected that more than 70% of the world’s population will live in cities.  Our traditional development modality targets rural and hard-to-reach populations, implying an “urban advantage” is enjoyed by those in and around cities.  However, the one in eight people of the world population (one billion total) living in slums often face little to no advantage.  Determining how to address the needs of the poorest living in slums and informal settlements requires new and innovative strategies. 
Building an Implementation Science Collaboration on Urban Health in East Africa
The Implementation Science Collaboration on Urban Health in East Africa can be viewed as existing within the larger partnership and consists of a strategic sub-set of partners with policy, advocacy, implementation, and community platforms, and researchers with data collection and analysis skills.  
Urban Contexts and Challenges: Nutrition and WASH among Poor Children and Adolescents in Sub-Saharan Africa
Adolescents face additional vulnerabilities on top of the ones experienced by their younger cohorts, such as increased levels of violence, although there is a need for additional data on the "epidemiology of young people's health" and the consequence of living in poor urban areas. 
Spotlight on Implementation Science Events
Each ISforGH Newsletter includes a spotlight interview with a global health implementer at the forefront of implementation science work
"The barrier we're seeing now is the non-existence of data, particularly in urban poor settings." 
Ester Elisaria, PhD, MSc
Research Scientist in the Health Systems Impact Evaluation and Policy Analysis Thematic Group at Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania
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