Urbanization--an emerging humanitarian disaster.

  title={Urbanization--an emerging humanitarian disaster.},
  author={Ronak Bhailal Patel and Thomas Burke},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={361 8},
  • R. Patel, T. Burke
  • Published 10 December 2009
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  • The New England journal of medicine
In 2008, the proportion of the world's population living in urban areas crossed the 50% mark. Drs. Ronak Patel and Thomas Burke write that urbanization is a health hazard for certain vulnerable populations, and this demographic shift threatens to create a humanitarian disaster. 
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