The Holy city of Saudi Arabia, Madina Munawara has been acknowledged by the World Health Organisation (WHO) among the world’s healthiest cities.
The Holy city gained the accreditation after a WHO team visiting the area said that the city complies with the global standards required to be included in the list of healthiest cities.
Madina city is believed to be the first one with a population of over 2 million to be recognised under the organization’s healthy cities program.
According to the publication, the city’s integrated program included a strategic partnership with Taibah University to record government requirements on an electronic platform for the organisation’s review.
The accreditation also included the goals completed by the Madinah Region Strategy Project and the launch of a “Humanising Cities” program.
The publication said that a total of 22 government, community, charity, and volunteer agencies helped prepare for the WHO accreditation.
As per the global organization, “a healthy city is one that is continually creating and improving those physical and social environments and expanding those community resources which enable people to mutually support each other in performing all the functions of life and developing to their maximum potential.”
Meanwhile, WHO has also recommended the Taibah University to provide training to other national city agencies that are interested in taking part in the healthy cities project.