Partnership for Healthy Cities Summit
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
The inaugural Partnership for Healthy Cities (PHC) Summit, held on March 15 in London, convened mayors and officials from more than 50 cities across the globe to discuss proven interventions to prevent noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and injuries, and the best practices that save lives and create healthier cities.
Noncommunicable diseases – including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases – and injuries are responsible for 80% of all deaths globally. With the majority of the world’s population now living in urban settings, cities and their leaders are uniquely positioned to transform the fight against NCDs and injuries and reduce preventable deaths by implementing policies that are proven to prevent exposure to risk factors.
Since the Partnership for Healthy Cities was founded in 2017, members of the 70-city global network have been implementing partnership-supported projects and pursuing stronger public health policies in a number of areas, including tobacco control, food policy, road safety, strengthening surveillance of NCDs and overdose prevention.
The Summit is hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies, World Health Organization, Vital Strategies, and Mayor Sadiq Khan of London.
Now we must tackle the next frontier in public health (Op-ed by Mike Bloomberg and London Mayor Sadiq Khan in The Evening Standard)
Trading Cars for Bikes: 1 Way Cities Are Improving Health (Op-ed by Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Dr. Kelly Henning and Vital Strategies’ Ariella Rohjani in Global Health NOW)
Five Cities Recognized for Public Health Achievements at Partnership for Healthy Cities Summit (Press Release)
Global Mayors and Delegates Gather in London for First-of-its-Kind Summit on Creating Healthier Cities Worldwide (Press Release)
Welcome Remarks and Special Presentation
- Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
- Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder, Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, World Health Organization Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases, and Injuries
In Conversation with Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London and Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, CBE, BreatheLife champion, founder and trustee of the Ella Roberta Foundation
- Moderated by Francine Lacqua, Anchor and Editor at Large, Bloomberg Television.
Lessons from the Innovation Sector for Mayors and Public Health Leaders
- James Anderson, Head of Government Innovation Programs at Bloomberg Philanthropies
How Can Cities Handle the Challenges and Opportunities of Commercial Determinants?
- Anna Gilmore, Professor of Public Health, University of Bath, will moderate a conversation with global mayors
Plenary Closing Remarks
- Video remarks from Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, World Health Organization
Veronica Lewin, Bloomberg Philanthropies, email@example.com
Stacy Montejo, Powell Tate, SMontejo@powelltate.com
Jaimie Guerra, World Health Organization, firstname.lastname@example.org
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