Welcome to the Partnership for Healthy Cities COVID-19 Response Center

COVID-19 and Beyond: Cities on the Front Lines of a Healthier Future

To mark World Cities Day 2020, the Partnership for Healthy Cities—supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the World Health Organization and Vital Strategies—hosted a special VitalTalks event on how cities are leading us through the pandemic toward a healthier world.

Watch the Event Here

Featured speakers:

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization

Michael R. Bloomberg, 108th mayor of New York City and founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies

José Luis Castro, President and CEO of Vital Strategies

A moderated discussion led by Dr. Kelly Henning, who leads the public health program of Bloomberg Philanthropies, with Mayor Claudia López of Bogotá, Colombia and Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis of Athens, Greece.

“The Partnership for Healthy Cities initiative has been successful in bringing global cities together to advance public health – and now, in the face of the coronavirus crisis, it is stepping up to help local leaders around the world save even more lives.”

Michael R. Bloomberg

Explore WHO resources on COVID-19 and Urban Health

Get the latest COVID-19 information from PreventEpidemics.org

Find communication guidance and materials on the COVID-19 Risk Communication Hub