By 2050, 42 percent of Ethiopians will live in urban settings. Rapid urban population growth puts pressure on infrastructure and impacts the health of people who live, work, and age in large cities.
In this episode, you’ll hear from Hibret Alemu Tilahan, Director of the Strengthening Ethiopia’s Urban Health Program. He spoke to JSI Director of Communications, Penelope Riseborough about the evolution of the country’s health sector and the complexities and challenges of addressing urban health. Their conversation spans maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and health systems strengthening.
Listen to the rest of the Voices of Public Health: The JSI Podcast series on Soundcloud.
Credits: Music by Scott Buckley