Published: 2018-08-28 11:34
Last Updated: 2018-08-28 13:15
Under the Patronage of HRH Princess Dina Mired, the “Partnership for Healthy Cities” event launched in Amman earlier today, August 28, 2018, at the Marriott Hotel.
Attended by Jordanian Minister of Health Mahmoud Sheyyab, Mayor of Amman Yousef Shawarbeh, representatives from the World Health Organization (WHO) in Jordan, as well as participants from 35 countries, the event includes a three-day workshop dedicated to the latest developments and achievements of “Partnership for Healthy Cities” and its “Smoke-Free City” initiative.
What an honor for the Partnership for Healthy Cities to have HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan championing Amman's smoke-free work and the crucial role of cities at our international workshop #Cities4Health @BloombergDotOrg @VitalStrat @dinamired @GAMtweets @WHOJordan pic.twitter.com/QOIqthFyAP— Vital Strategies (@VitalStrat) August 28, 2018
“Proud to see Jordan taking part in “Partnership for Healthy Cities” global network of cities committed to saving lives by preventing non-communicable diseases and injuries, through choosing "create a smoke-free city initiative,” Princess Mired tweeted.
Supported by BloombergDotOrg global network, Jordan is now one of the cities committed to implementing proven interventions for non-communicable diseases and injuries. WHO Jordan has been a key partner in the fight against public smoking. According to its official twitter account, the WHO Representative to Jordan, Dr. Profili, thanked the WHO Global Ambassador for NCDs, Mike Bloomberg, for his efforts in supporting the “Partnership for Healthy Cities” workshop.
An honour to hear His Excellency The Secretary General of Ministry of Health speaking on the importance of city-level action against NCDs to participants from the Partnership for Healthy Cities workshop. #BeatNCDs #Cities4Health @BloombergDotOrg @VitalStrat @WHO pic.twitter.com/zkfJLKUR0t— WHO Jordan (@WHOJordan) August 28, 2018
Earlier this month, Sheyyab announced that a smoking ban has been enforced in public parks, restaurants, and Great Amman Municipality public offices to comply with the Partnership for Healthy Cities – a partnership that was announced back in May - initiative.