Robert Muggah and Rebecca Katz

This article first appeared on the World Economic Forum’s website. Robert Muggah is a principal with SecDev Group and Rebecca Katz is co-director for the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University. The authors credit Michele Acuto, Matthew Boyce, John de Boer, Brodie Ferguson, Colleen Thouz and Rafal Rohozinski for their inputs.

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Cities must act now

Cities must act now

When it comes to infectious disease outbreaks, cities are dual-edged. To be sure, cities are a big part of the problem. They intensify the spread and transmission of infectious disease through increased human contact. Today, roughly four billion people live in cities, more than half of the world’s population. According to some analysts, approximately 600 cities generate […]

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