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Novel Coronavirus in Cape Town Informal Settlements: Feasibility of Using Informal Dwelling Outlines to Identify High Risk Areas for COVID-19 Transmission From A Social Distancing Perspective

Novel Coronavirus in Cape Town Informal Settlements: Feasibility of Using Informal Dwelling Outlines to Identify High Risk Areas for COVID-19 Transmission From A Social Distancing Perspective

Cape Town has not been immune to the rise of urbanization, and migration to the city has led to the establishment of many informal settlements.

Lesley Gibson, David Rush

JMIR Public Health Surveill 2020;6(2):e18844


COVID-19 and Slums: A Pandemic Highlights Gaps in Knowledge About Urban Poverty

COVID-19 and Slums: A Pandemic Highlights Gaps in Knowledge About Urban Poverty

Many African as well as some South Asian countries have the lowest income in the world, with a large proportion of the population living in precarious housing situations often referred to as “slums,” “informal settlements,” or “deprived areas.”

John Friesen, Peter F Pelz

JMIR Public Health Surveill 2020;6(3):e19578


Investigating Sociodemographic Factors and HIV Risk Behaviors Associated With Social Networking Among Adolescents in Soweto, South Africa: A Cross-Sectional Survey

Investigating Sociodemographic Factors and HIV Risk Behaviors Associated With Social Networking Among Adolescents in Soweto, South Africa: A Cross-Sectional Survey

Kliptown is the oldest district in Soweto, and it comprises a mixture of purpose-built housing and informal housing known as shacks [28]. Soweto is a large peri-urban township of about 1.3 million official inhabitants [29].

Janan Janine Dietrich, Fatima Laher, Stefanie Hornschuh, Busisiwe Nkala, Lucy Chimoyi, Kennedy Otwombe, Angela Kaida, Glenda Elisabeth Gray, Cari Miller

JMIR Public Health Surveill 2016;2(2):e154


Impacts of a New Supermarket on Dietary Behavior and the Local Foodscape in Kisumu, Kenya: Protocol for a Mixed Methods, Natural Experimental Study

Impacts of a New Supermarket on Dietary Behavior and the Local Foodscape in Kisumu, Kenya: Protocol for a Mixed Methods, Natural Experimental Study

Due to economies of scale, supermarkets are often able to sell items more cheaply than local traders and have been shown to displace smaller or informal local food outlets frequented by low–socioeconomic status (SES) households, generating or entrenching inequalities

Louise Foley, Oliver Francis, Rosemary Musuva, Ebele RI Mogo, Eleanor Turner-Moss, Pamela Wadende, Vincent Were, Charles Obonyo

JMIR Res Protoc 2020;9(12):e17814


Investigating Health Impacts of Natural Resource Extraction Projects in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mozambique, and Tanzania: Protocol for a Mixed Methods Study

Investigating Health Impacts of Natural Resource Extraction Projects in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mozambique, and Tanzania: Protocol for a Mixed Methods Study

Houndé is a small city located approximately 5 km from the mine with formal and informal settlements reaching closer. In Bagassi, villages are scattered around the mining premises. Sabcé is the closest town from the Bissa mine.

Andrea Farnham, Hermínio Cossa, Dominik Dietler, Rebecca Engebretsen, Andrea Leuenberger, Isaac Lyatuu, Belinda Nimako, Hyacinthe R Zabre, Fritz Brugger, Mirko S Winkler

JMIR Res Protoc 2020;9(4):e17138


Integrating Health Technologies in Health Services for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Qualitative Study

Integrating Health Technologies in Health Services for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Qualitative Study

A study with Syrian refugees in Lebanon [9] identified that refugees in informal tented settlements in rural Lebanon have access to at least one smartphone per household and access the internet through a Wi-Fi network set up in the settlement.

Reem Talhouk, Chaza Akik, Vera Araujo-Soares, Balsam Ahmad, Sandra Mesmar, Patrick Olivier, Madeline Balaam, Kyle Montague, Andrew Garbett, Hala Ghattas

J Med Internet Res 2020;22(7):e14283


Establishing a Demographic, Development and Environmental Geospatial Surveillance Platform in India: Planning and Implementation

Establishing a Demographic, Development and Environmental Geospatial Surveillance Platform in India: Planning and Implementation

Due to the lack of property delineation and informal settlements [20,21], automated digitization [29] was not possible for our area; therefore, manual digitization was adopted through combining visual interpretation of satellite imagery and participatory maps

Shikha Dixit, Narendra K Arora, Atiqur Rahman, Natasha J Howard, Rakesh K Singh, Mayur Vaswani, Manoja K Das, Faruqueuddin Ahmed, Prashant Mathur, Nikhil Tandon, Rajib Dasgupta, Sanjay Chaturvedi, Jaishri Jethwaney, Suresh Dalpath, Rajendra Prashad, Rakesh Kumar, Rakesh Gupta, Laurette Dube, Mark Daniel

JMIR Public Health Surveill 2018;4(4):e66


Using Mobile Phones to Improve Vaccination Uptake in 21 Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Systematic Review

Using Mobile Phones to Improve Vaccination Uptake in 21 Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Systematic Review

The interventions evaluated in these papers ranged from SMS messages sent to families to remind and encourage them to take their children to the health center for vaccinations, to using mobile phones to record which settlements have been covered by vaccination

Clare Oliver-Williams, Elizabeth Brown, Sara Devereux, Cassandra Fairhead, Isaac Holeman

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2017;5(10):e148