Regional Healthy City Network

Welcome to the Regional Healthy City Network

The Regional Healthy City Network is a network of cities that have registered for inclusion in WHO's healthy city network for the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

Content of the website is provided by city planners who are wholly responsible for the content they provide. The contents provided by countries are not edited or revised by The World Health Organization.

This interactive website enables interested mayors and governors to join the Regional Healthy City Network.

A healthy city is an urban area which maintains and improves the social and natural environment and enables people to support each other through developing their potential to promote health. The goal of the WHO healthy city programme is to improve the health and quality of life of city dwellers on continuous bases through sustained community participation and intersectoral collaboration.

City planners’ dedication to the urbanization and health agenda will be supported and sustained through joining the Regional Healthy City Network.

Joining this network depends upon meeting certain criteria that qualify a city as a “healthy city”. Further information can be found in the short guide to implementing the healthy city programme.

Registered cities will be located on the regional interactive map with a colour code according to city status as follows:

      • ORANGE  registered cities in RHCN; 
      • BLUE  cities that applied to be recognized as healthy city based on specific criteria to be evaluated;
      • GREEN awarded "Healthy City" status by WHO after they have gone through evaluation.

To register your city and submit your registration form

Latest News

Scaling up the Healthy City programme... 4/3/2016 5:47 PM
The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean organized a meeting on scaling up the Healthy...
Sharjah the first Healthy City of the Region... 10/19/2015 7:52 AM
The World Health Organization formally declared Sharjah the first healthy city of the Region at a s...
Sharjah qualified by WHO as Health City Status in June 2... 8/16/2015 12:07 PM
Healthy City Program (HCP), Sharjah evaluated by WHO,EMRO based on WHO guide for implementation of ...
Healthy City programme in Kuwait... 11/27/2014 1:26 PM
Screening programmes for neonatal diseases and early detection of malignancy in the context of heal...

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