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WHO lists madina among world’s healthiest cities

According to Arab News, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized Madina city of Saudi Arabia as one of the healthiest cities in the world.

The city of Madina has been regarded as first city with a population of 2 million to be included in the list by WHO.

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 WHO’s review.

The accreditation has been granted to the city after a WHO team said that it complies with the global standards required to be included in the list of the world’s healthiest cities.

Meeting goals set by the Madinah Region Strategy Project and the launch of a “Humanising Cities” program were included in the criteria of the accreditation.

As per the publication, total of 22 government, community, charity, and volunteer agencies helped prepare for the WHO accreditation.

As per the definition of WHO,

“a healthy city is one that is continually creating and improving the physical and social environment for its citizens.”


A healthy city also works on expanding the community resources that enable people to mutually support each other in performing all the functions of life and developing to their maximum potential.

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