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Slum improvement needs community organisation
  1. J R Ashton
  1. North West Public Health Team, Department of Health, 18th Floor, Sunley Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester M1 4BE, UK;

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    In improved slums in today’s India, fortunate communities have safe water supplies and metalled pathways or roads. But unless there is effective community organisation in the form of neighbourhood committees and the like, the basis for community governance and control, the danger is of a dependency culture. Where this occurs, broken water pumps go unmended and refuse uncollected. Public health is centrally about empowerment.

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