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Characterizing air pollution in two low-income neighborhoods in Accra, Ghana.
Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of urban population growth in the world, with a large number of urban residents living in low-income "slum" neighborhoods. We conducted a study for an initialExpand
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Traders on the run: Activities of street vendors in the Accra Metropolitan Area, Ghana
In recent years the activities of street vendors have become a topical issue within the urban spaces of the developing world. Still, research that explores the geographical dimensions of streetExpand
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Epidemiological Transition and the Double Burden of Disease in Accra, Ghana
It has long been recognized that as societies modernize, they experience significant changes in their patterns of health and disease. Despite rapid modernization across the globe, there areExpand
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Queens as Mothers: the role of the traditional safety net of care and support for HIV/AIDS orphans and vulnerable children in Ghana
The paper examines the significance of the traditional safety net to provide security and help to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). (Abbreviation OVC, as conceptualised by UNICEF (2001)). ItExpand
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Air pollution in Accra neighborhoods: spatial, socioeconomic, and temporal patterns.
This study examined the spatial, socioeconomic status (SES), and temporal patterns of ambient air pollution in Accra, Ghana. Over 22 months, integrated and continuous rooftop particulate matter (PM)Expand
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Within-Neighborhood Patterns and Sources of Particle Pollution: Mobile Monitoring and Geographic Information System Analysis in Four Communities in Accra, Ghana
Background Sources of air pollution in developing country cities include transportation and industrial pollution, biomass and coal fuel use, and resuspended dust from unpaved roads. Objectives OurExpand
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Slums of hope and slums of despair: Mobility and livelihoods in Nima, Accra
Slums are universally assumed to be the worst places for people to live in, and it is often taken for granted that the livelihood situations of slum communities are also uniform and homogenous. SoExpand
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HIV / AIDS in West Africa: the case of Senegal Ghana and Nigeria.
This chapter examines the magnitude and geography of the disease in west Africa by highlighting the puzzling inter-and intra-country differences. It raises and attempts to address several researchExpand
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Segregated by neighbourhoods? A portrait of ethnic diversity in the neighbourhoods of the Accra Metropolitan Area, Ghana
Studies of urban ethnicity have portrayed ethnic groups as initially concentrating in locations where they live in relatively exclusive residential areas containing few members of other groups. ThisExpand
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