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Housing: An Important Determinant of Health (CSocD58 Side Event)
17 Feb 2020 -  Homelessness is a national and international crisis. Even in developed countries like USA, Canada and EU countries, about 1% of population is homeless and 10% are children below the age of 15. Women and families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population, with 34% of the total homeless population composed of families. Successful delivery of the cost-effective interventions requires the integrated efforts of several health and social programs – particularly those targeted at women and children – and strengthening health systems and food security, increased community awareness and financial investments.
Healthcare for homeless-population is a challenging but an important issue that needs to be addressed. It is essential to undertake efforts to prevent homelessness, to expand community-based services, and to provide adequate healthcare for this underserved population.
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