WHO discuss criteria to accredit Madinah as a healthy city

Friday, December 13, 2019

More than 22 government, community, charity and volunteer agencies are preparing for WHO’s accreditation of Madinah as a healthy city.

Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Sarani, Taibah University rector and chairman of the Supreme Supervisory Committee of Healthy Cities Program in Madinah, said that the program meets more than 97 percent of World Health Organization (WHO) standards and 90 percent of required practices.

On Wednesday Al-Sarani received the WHO delegation to discuss topics related to Madinah’s accreditation as a healthy city. He commended the organization’s efforts globally, especially the Healthy Cities Program and its health, social and environmental impact on countries.

He said that the program aims to improve urban citizens’ health status, especially in areas that require more basic needs, while prioritizing the development of health, environment and social services.

Al-Sarani thanked Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman and Deputy Governor of Madinah Prince Saud bin Khalid Al-Faisal for their support, and said that this would be reflected in the development of medical and health services in Madinah.

He also praised the role of participating sectors that worked hard to achieve all the required standards.


Source: https://www.arabnews.com/node/1598246/saudi-arabia