WHO campaign for healthy cities – video and checklist

who80More than half of the world’s population lives in cities and that number is growing. Cities are places where human health can either flourish or be destroyed.


Keep your city healthy by continually creating and improving its physical and social environment. The solutions are often simple and affordable – reliable public transport, bike paths, car-free zones, safe green spaces for recreation. 

WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, urges leaders to commit to healthier cities at WHO's European Healthy Cities Network Summit of Mayors. A healthy city is conscious of health and strives to improve it. 

Video here

Healthy City checklist here  

Peter Limbrick writes: At some point in the future, WHO will surely acknowledge that a healthy city is one in which electromagnetic radiation for smart phones and gadgets is kept down to a safe level. The sooner the better.