Just Launched: New Platform on Collective Responses to Global Health Emergencies - the Cities for Global Health Initiative

Cities for Global Health is a brand new platform to share specific initiatives and plans from cities around the world to respond to COVIDー19 and other health emergencies.

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As a global pandemic COVID-19 poses a threat not only to citizen’s health worldwide, but to social cohesion, the economy and the infrastructure of countries and cities. Local communities are on the forefront of the crises and are required to develop immediate responses and overcome management barriers.  In urban areas, central cities need to collaborate with their peripheries in order to avoid scenarios of fragility and ensure that no one is left behind. These times require unhindered collaboration between different administrative levels.

In an effort to promote collective responses and inspire decision-makers and local government bodies, the Cities for Global Health initiative therefore invites local and regional governments from across the globe to share their first-hand experiences with addressing either (1) the COVID-19 pandemic or (2) initiatives designed to face other health emergencies such as sanitary crisis or epidemics

Up till now 64 initiatives have already uploaded their plans, strategies or policies to the platform.

Join the movement and share your own initiative here!