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Sharjah aims to be region’s first age-friendly city

Sharjah has become the first Arab city to join the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. Holding the inaugural meeting of the city’s age-friendly network committee in May, the initiative falls under the emirate’s 2017-2020 strategic plan. In recent years, Sharjah has put increasing focus on environmental, ecological and societal issues and launched a wide ...

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WHO names Sharjah ‘Healthy City’

Sharjah has been officially named as a WHO Healthy City, during the visit of senior officials from the World Health Organisation (WHO). Joining the WHO Healthy Cities programme in 2012, Sharjah has been able to meet 88 percent of the 80 programme criteria, becoming the first Middle Eastern country to be accredited as a WHO Healthy City. The WHO Healthy ...

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Sharjah achieves WHO Healthy City status

Sharjah has been recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as the Middle East’s first Healthy City, as a result of the city meeting a wide range of criteria set by the WHO Healthy Cities programme. The programme engages local governments in health development in an effort to prioritise health on the social, economic and political agenda. The WHO Healthy ...

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