World Health Day - April 7, 2010

World Health Day

World Health Day 2010 will focus on urbanization and health.
With the campaign "1000 cities - 1000 lives", events will be
organized worldwide calling on cities to open up streets for
health activities. Stories of urban health champions wil be
gathered to illustrate what people are doing to improve
health in their cities.

With the campaign 1000 cities, 1000 lives, events will be
organized worldwide during the week of 7-11 April 2010.

The global goals of the campaign are:

  • 1000 cities: to open up public spaces to health, whether
    it be activities in parks, town hall meetings, clean-up campaigns, or closing off portions of streets to
    motorized vehicles.
  • 1000 lives: to collect 1000 stories of urban health
    champions who have taken action and had a
    significant impact on health in their cities.