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Feb 28, 2023

Global Mayors’ summit on NCDs in London

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Foreign Affairs News Desk

The Partnership for Healthy Cities (PHC) Summit is to be held in-person on March 15 at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London. 

The Summit will be attending global leaders, mayors and city technical staff from over 50 cities across the globe to discuss proven interventions to prevent noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and injuries and the best practices that are saving lives and creating healthier along with outlining their roles in developing, supporting, implementing and enforcing policies in creating healthy environments for healthier populations.

Noncommunicable diseases include heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases and injuries are responsible for 80% of all deaths globally.

With the majority of the world’s population now living in urban settings, cities and their leaders are uniquely positioned to transform the fight against NCDs and injuries and reduce preventable deaths by implementing policies that are proven to prevent exposure to risk factors.

The Partnership for Healthy Cities (PHC) was founded in 2017 supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Vital Strategies, is a prestigious global network of 70 cities whose mayors have committed to prevent NCDs—including cancer, diabetes, heart disease and chronic lung disease—and injuries through proven interventions.

Bloomberg Philanthropies invests in 700 cities and 150 countries around the world to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people.