The consequence of urban street children’s lifestyle on their health status

DOI: https://doi.org/10.47648/zhswmcj.2020.v0201.06

Monowar Ahmad Tarafdar1

Abstract

Around 3.5 percent of the population migrates internally every year in Bangladesh. There are two major drivers behind this reality. People move to urban centres after losing village homes and livelihoods following disasters fuelled by climate change. They also come to the city seeking employments created by the rapid growth of the garment industry. A large proportion of migrants from villages end up in urban slums. Dhaka city has more than 5,000 slums inhabited by an estimated four million people.


  1. Professor, Department of Community Medicine

    Z H Sikder Women’s Medical College, Dhaka


Volume 2, Number 1, January 2020
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