Muscat Joins Partnership for Healthy Cities Network
Muscat Joins Partnership for Healthy Cities Network11/12/2019
H.E. Dr. Ahmed bin Salim Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Region announced that Muscat City (Governorate) joined the Partnership for Healthy Cities, which is a prestigious global network of cities committed to saving lives by preventing noncommunicable diseases and injuries.
This announcement came during the inauguration ceremony of the WHO Global Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health at the Oman Exhibition & Convention Centre.
The WHO and Bloomberg Philanthropies has invited Muscat City to join the Partnership for Healthy Cities Network for its significant features in order to raise the public awareness and thus controlling and preventing the NCDs before reaching to the treatment phase.
Joining to this Global Network is an opportunity to share the global experiences of the healthy cities, particularly the NCDs control.
It is worth mentioning that Muscat City is the third Arab Country to join this Network after Casablanca City in Morocco and Amman in Jordan out of (54) countries worldwide.