The global and national focus on cities has been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic, not only its impact on urban public health and health care systems, but also on urban planning and space use, public transport, housing, socioeconomic development and health disparities in vulnerable communities with high levels of pre-existing NCDs and disproportionate morbidity and mortality from COVID.
As cities and countries move through the epidemic, seeking lessons learned that can be applied to “building back better” across sectors within cities and nations, the IAP Urban Health Working Group (UHWG) seeks to assess the current involvement of national academies of science and medicine in work at the intersection of urbanization and human health. We believe active academies can play a critical role in promoting evidence-based policy and action to advance a health- and health equity-in-all-policies approach to urban health governance and deeper involvement of academies in work at national levels to achieve the targets under SDG#11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), the New Urban agenda of UN Habitat, and the UN Secretary General’s one UN approach to Urbanization.
The IAP UHWG proposes to engage and guide the work of a consultant to conduct a systematic review of current work by national academies of science and medicine on the broad determinants of urban health using the framework for urban health adopted by the UHWG for its work. Download the Terms of reference for this position here.
Applicants should provide a CV and a covering motivation letter through the online form available at: https://www.cognitoforms.com/InterAcademyPartnership/CallForApplicationsConsultancyForUrbanHealthActivities.
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