Addis Ababa May 16/2017 Addis Ababa has joined the international partnership for healthier cities, according to City Administration’s Mayor Office.
The city has joined worldwide efforts to build healthier cities by pursuing a specific policy to reduce non-communicable diseases and injuries, the Office added.
In Ethiopia 51 percent of deaths every year are attributed to non-communicable diseases and injuries, it was learned.
“We must take bold steps to help our citizen’s live healthier, long lives and reduce the economic toll these NCD and injuries take our city,” Mayor Deriba Kuma was quoted as saying.
According to a press release sent to ENA, Addis Ababa will work with the partnership and implementing partners to improve road safety over the next 18 months.
Moreover, the city has access to a global network of mayors and WHO Healthy cities network, which will improve collaboration and sheering of good practice and lessons learned.
According to the press release, over the next 18 months Addis Ababa will work with Bloomberg Philanthropies and implementing partners to improve road safety.
It added that the partnership leverages the unique positioning of mayors to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.