The Ministry of Municipality announced via a tweet on 3 October 2022 that all of Qatar's municipalities have been awarded the title of 'Healthy City', making it the first country in the Eastern Mediterranean to achieve it.
The ceremony of the Qatari municipalities receiving this title was witnessed by His Excellency Sheikh Khalid Bin Khalifa Bin Abdulaziz Al Thani Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.
Qatar University also received the title of 'Health Education City', which was in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Municipality, Qatar University and Qatar Foundation.
As per WHO, the healthy city initiative is a global movement to prioritize health on top of the list when it comes to social, economic and political aspects of governments.
The title 'Healthy City' is given on the basis of multiple indicators such as good governance for health and development, strong political commitment to optimal health and human development and many more.
WHO Healthy Cities is a global movement working to put health high on the social, economic and political agenda of city governments.
Source: Ministry of Municipality / WHO
Cover image credit: Ministry of Municipality
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