HealthBridge works with partners world-wide to improve health and health equity through research, policy and action.

Tanzania: Livable Cities Project

Details

Tanzania, as with other low-income countries, is facing important challenges as a result of the growth of cities. Studies show that the way cities are built impacts people’s: risk of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), risk of injury, exposure to air pollution, vulnerability to the effects of climate change, ability to be gainfully employed, ability to interact and build relationships with neighbours. As Tanzania tackles these major urban problems, it is important to ensure that cities are livable.

Through this program, HealthBridge and our our partner Urban Planning for Community Change (UPC) will implement innovative projects based on research and best practices to help in sustaining the livelihoods of poor urban dwellers and tackle the growing rates of obesity and physical inactivity. We will conduct research and design evidence-based interventions / actions in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders and partners to contribute to the efforts of reducing physical inactivity among urban population.

Location

Arusha, Tanzania

Partners

Timeline

on-going

Expected Results

Increased number of local public markets

Increased number of quality improvements to local public markets

Increased number of people using their local public market

Increased number of streets that support and encourage walking and cycling

Increased number of streets that support street and informal vendors

Increased number of open public spaces

Increased number of quality improvements to open public spaces

Increased number of people using open public spaces

Reports