London to host the first ever Healthy Cities Summit
London has been chosen to host the first Partnership for Healthy Cities Summit in March with Bloomberg Philanthropies, the World Health Organisation and Vital Strategies.
The Summit, which will take place on 14 – 16 March, will bring together Sadiq Khan and other mayors and city leaders to discuss strategies to combat the global burden arising from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and the increasing toll on urban health systems caused by injuries.
NCDs, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, and injuries arising from varied causes such as street violence, car crashes and falls, are responsible for 80 per cent of all deaths globally.
About The Partnership for Healthy Cities
The Partnership for Healthy Cities is a prestigious global network of 70 cities committed to saving lives by preventing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and injuries. Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies in partnership with WHO and the global health organization Vital Strategies, the initiative enables cities around the world to deliver a high-impact policy or programmatic intervention to reduce NCDs and injuries in their communities.