Health Promotion Forum


Promoting health and well-being in cities during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

Organised by the Healthy Cities Network, WHO

Cities have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic and are now transforming to adapt to the “new normal”. In an effort to build back better, cities will have to address equity to ensure no one is left behind. As cities become more important in tackling global public health problems, there are increasing opportunities for learning and cooperation between healthy cities in different regions. The pandemic has also fostered new ways of working within regional healthy cities networks, as well as with other networks working on the local level. This session will bring together healthy cities stakeholders from across the regions to share their experiences and innovations to promote health and well-being in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.