Al-Shaab joins WHO’s Healthy City Network

KUWAIT: Hawally Governor, and Acting Governor of the Capital District Ali Al-Asfar announced on Wednesday that Sheab area had joined the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Healthy City Network. Speaking to KUNA after signing the registration document, Al-Asfar said that the selection was a positive step for the residents of the area.

He expressed hopes that all areas within Hawally and the Capital Districts would join the Regional Healthy City Network to elevate health services of areas within. On her part, head of the healthy cities office at the Health Ministry Dr Amal Al-Yahya indicated that Sheab’s membership had increase the number of Kuwaiti areas in the network to 17.

The implementing of the network standards within health districts would develop services and infrastructure and in turn provide quality healthcare to the population, indicated the official. The Health Cities initiative, launched by WHO in the 1990s, is aimed at improving the health societies worldwide via including healthcare in the political agenda. – KUNA

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