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Intervention Protocol

Slum upgrading strategies involving physical environment and infrastructure interventions and their effects on health and socio-economic outcomes

  1. Ruth Turley1,*,
  2. Ruhi Saith2,
  3. Nandita Bhan3,
  4. Eva Rehfuess4,
  5. Ben Carter5

Editorial Group: Cochrane Public Health Group

Published Online: 12 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010067


How to Cite

Turley R, Saith R, Bhan N, Rehfuess E, Carter B. Slum upgrading strategies involving physical environment and infrastructure interventions and their effects on health and socio-economic outcomes (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD010067. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010067.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Information Services, Cardiff University, Support Unit for Research Evidence (SURE), Cardiff, Wales, UK

  2. 2

    Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Study, New Delhi, India

  3. 3

    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Boston, USA

  4. 4

    Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, Munich, Germany

  5. 5

    Bangor University, North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research, Wrexham, UK

*Ruth Turley, Support Unit for Research Evidence (SURE), Information Services, Cardiff University, 1st Floor, Neuadd Meirionnydd, Heath Park, Cardiff, Wales, CF14 4YS, UK. TurleyRL@cf.ac.uk. turleyrl@cardiff.ac.uk.

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  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 12 SEP 2012

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The main objective of this systematic review is to:

  • examine the effectiveness of slum upgrading strategies, involving physical environment and infrastructure interventions, for improving the health and quality of life of slum dwellers.

Secondary research objectives are to: 

  • examine the effectiveness of slum upgrading strategies, involving physical environment and infrastructure interventions, for improving the socio-economic wellbeing of slum dwellers;
  • identify slum dwellers' perceived needs, preferences for slum upgrading, and satisfaction with interventions they receive;
  • identify potential adverse impacts slum upgrading may have on slum dwellers' health and wellbeing;
  • define and identify programme characteristics and components which increase the health and wellbeing of slum dwellers;
  • identify external contexts that may boost or hinder intervention effects.