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4 cities leading through policy change

Read about more about urban centers preventing disease and injury through public health policy change at the local level.

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DBKL, Global urban network exploring tobacco display bans in KL

Code Blue: The Partnership for Healthy Cities is working with Kuala Lumpur to explore a ban on display of cigarettes and tobacco products.

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Training market vendors in NCD prevention

Inside Freetown, Sierra Leone's markets, a new healthy food strategy is addressing rising rates of hypertension and other noncommunicable diseases.

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Could city-to-city relationships be the key to urban health?

Devex: Bloomberg Philanthropies, Vital Strategies, and the World Health Organization brought local government workers from 52 cities together to share their success and failure stories around reducing noncommunicable diseases and injuries.

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"The cost of dealing with disease is growing all the time"

The Guardian: At the Partnership for Healthy Cities Summit in Cape Town, South Africa, Luyanda Majija, Associate Director, Communications, Food Policy Program at Vital Strategies, spoke to The Guardian about how governments must push back against beverage industry attempts to lower taxes.

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Belmonte OKs ordinance on food calorie labeling in QC restaurants

Inquirer: Quezon City became the first urban center within Southeast Asia to pass a calorie labelling ordinance that requires restaurant chains and other food establishments to include nutritional information, including calories, on their menus.

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Creating safer, healthier cities

Highlights from the 2024 Partnership for Healthy Cities Summit in Cape Town, South Africa

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Uganda moves to curb NCDs through air quality monitoring

New Vision: A total of 33% of deaths annually in Uganda are due to NCDs, according to the World Health Organization, and for every Ugandan, the probability of dying prematurely from one of the four main NCDs is 22%.

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Curbing urban hazards

Bangkok Post: The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and the Thailand Walking and Cycling Institute Foundation are promoting walking and cycling as an alternative to using cars on six roads in the Bamrung Muang area of Phra Nakhon district.

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QC to require restaurants to show food calorie count

One News PH: Quezon City Government is preparing an ordinance that will soon require all restaurant chains and other food establishments to include nutritional information, including calories, on their menus.

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