Innovations in Anti-Trafficking Efforts: Implications for Urbanization and Health

  • Roy AhnEmail author
  • Genevieve Purcell
  • Anita M. McGahan
  • Hanni Stoklosa
  • Thomas F. Burke
  • Kathryn Conn
  • Hannah L. Harp
  • Emily de Redon
  • Griffin Flannery
  • Wendy Macias-Konstantopoulos


This chapter describes the nexus of urbanization, human trafficking, and public health and identifies promising innovations to address global human trafficking. First, we briefly describe why human trafficking is an urban health concern. Second, we provide a brief overview of the social determinants of human trafficking. Third, we highlight innovative anti-trafficking efforts, including public awareness campaigns, vocational training, community education, and victim identification and support initiatives. Finally, we summarize the implications of these anti-trafficking interventions on urbanization and global health.


Human trafficking Health Prevention Human rights 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roy Ahn
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Genevieve Purcell
    • 1
  • Anita M. McGahan
    • 3
  • Hanni Stoklosa
    • 1
    • 2
  • Thomas F. Burke
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kathryn Conn
    • 1
  • Hannah L. Harp
    • 1
    • 4
  • Emily de Redon
    • 1
  • Griffin Flannery
    • 1
  • Wendy Macias-Konstantopoulos
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Global Health and Human Rights, Department of Emergency MedicineMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Rotman School of ManagementUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  4. 4.Boston University School of MedicineBostonUSA

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