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Multiple long-term conditions COVID-19

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Rohan Martyres
Rohan Martyres
Programme Director (maternity cover)
Opinion
24 Mar 2021

One year on from lockdown: building back fairer

Programme Director Rohan Martyres shares his reflections on the impact of COVID-19 on local health inequity, and what it means for our work.

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Health effects of air pollution COVID-19

Empty street in lockdown
Kate Langford
Kate Langford
Programme Director
Opinion
18 Mar 2021

A small silver lining: reflections on air pollution in a pandemic

Kate Langford reflects on the impact, learnings and opportunities for our health effects of air pollution programme created by COVID-19.

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Urban health COVID-19

Woman walking by housing block
Keiron Boyle
Kieron Boyle
Chief Executive
Opinion
17 Mar 2021

Unprecedented times, familiar inequalities

Chief Executive Kieron Boyle explores what we've learnt since the first lockdown, and how we can collectively shift the dial on health inequalities.

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Urban health

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Rowena Estwick
Rowena Estwick
National and International Partnerships Manager (on secondment)
Opinion
04 Mar 2021

Urban health inequality: then, now, and in the future

Rowena Estwick shares what we’ve learned so far about global urban health inequality, and how we’re taking action.

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Health effects of air pollution

Women next to fence
Kate Langford
Kate Langford
Programme Director
Opinion
11 Feb 2021

Building the evidence base for healthier streets

Programme Director Kate Langford shares more on our pilot to test ways to make our streets easier and safer for local residents to walk, cycle and spend time.

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Health effects of air pollution

Man with bus driving past
Kate Langford
Kate Langford
Programme Director
Opinion
11 Feb 2021

A coronavirus legacy: better air quality for better health

Programme Director Kate Langford shares why improving air quality to improve our health is such a fitting legacy from COVID-19.

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Multiple long-term conditions

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Shannon’s story

Shannon is a 55-year-old single mother with four teenagers. Her precarious working conditions negatively impacted her health, especially when she couldn’t take paid time off work when she needed it.

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Multiple long-term conditions

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Andrea’s story

Andrea is a 44-year-old and originally from Latin America. Her housing conditions were extremely bad, and they made her feel sick. Though the damp in her house made her asthma worse, better housing was unaffordable to her.

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Multiple long-term conditions

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Daliya’s story

Daliya is a 27-year-old mother with multiple long-term health conditions living in South London. Her income fluctuated from month to month and her financial struggles had a huge impact on her mental health.

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