The Poor Die Young by David Satterthwaite, Sandy Cairncross, Jorge E. Hardoy
Examines the scale of the problems affecting the urban poor and how in many cases cheap and effective solutions are available, the best hope being to enable local communities to build themselves healthier neighbourhoods.
David Satterthwaite is a Senior Fellow at IIED and also teaches at the Development Planning Unit of University College London and at the London School of Economics.
Jorge E. Hardoy was President of IIED-America Latina until his death in 1993.
Sandy Cairncross is Professor of Environmental Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has worked as a water and sanitation engineer for the Government of Mozambique, helped to set-up Guinea worm eradication programmes in West Africa with UNICEF and WHO, and is technical director of WELL, a resource centre providing technical advice on water and environmental health to the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and other agencies. He is also an editor of Tropical Medicine & International Health.