Madinah joins world’s healthiest cities
Holy city gains World Health Organization accreditation after meeting all global standards
A total of 22 government, community, charity and volunteer agencies helped prepare for the WHO accreditation.
The city’s integrated programme included a strategic partnership with Taibah University to record government requirements on an electronic platform for the organization’s review.
A committee chaired by the university’s president, Dr Abdul Aziz Assarani, supervised 100 members representing the 22 government, civil, charity and volunteer agencies.
Criteria included meeting goals set by the Madinah Region Strategy Project and the launch of a “Humanizing Cities” programme.
According to WHO, “a healthy city is one that is continually creating and improving those physical and social environments and expanding those community resources which enable people to mutually support each other in performing all the functions of life and developing to their maximum potential.”