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Urban India's Street Fight for Health: A Call to Action



  Oct 28, 2023

Street Fight for Health: A Call to Action for Urban India


Dr. Sanjay Rajagopalan outlines the alarming health challenges facing urban India—sky-high levels of pollution, unhealthy food access, and sedentary lifestyles that amplify risks for heart disease and diabetes. The situation requires an urgent paradigm shift in public health strategies, focusing not just on single issues like air pollution but embracing a holistic approach.
 

Urban Health Crisis in India

Urban areas in India are booming economically but failing in health and well-being. Issues range from air and noise pollution to lack of parks and active transportation options, contributing to an epidemic of cardiometabolic diseases.
 

Environmental & Infrastructure Overhaul

Addressing the crisis requires revamping urban planning to include food, transport, green infrastructure, and more. Current systems exacerbate social inequality and contribute to millions of premature deaths globally.
 

Double or Triple-Duty Actions

Investments in clean energy and electric vehicles are essential but not sufficient. Incorporating active transportation options like walking and biking lanes can provide multiple health benefits, from reducing air pollution to encouraging physical activity.
 

Policy Measures

Policy changes should also promote healthier diets, limit sugars and salts, and make health a central aspect of urban planning, not just an afterthought.
 

Street Fight Mode

Urban India must engage in a 'street fight' to overhaul its health systems and tackle these health risks head-on. This includes public health interventions that impact multiple areas simultaneously, from air quality to physical activity to nutrition.
 
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To tackle the multifaceted health challenges in urban India, a new narrative focusing on comprehensive urban policies and public health interventions is crucial. This is not just a healthcare issue but a matter of national economic productivity and social equity.


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