The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a certificate praising healthy cities program that was implemented by Taibah University, in Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, after accreditation of Madinah as a healthy city.
Health Minister Tawfig F. Al Rabiah presented the certificate to the Governor of Madinah, Prince Faisal bin Salman.
According to the Middle East, the decision by the World Health Organization to declare Medina a healthy city has been made due to several reasons.
Medina has met all the international standards set by the World Health Organization for a ‘healthy city’. Medina has a population of over two million and has been issued this certificate by the World Health Organization.
Medina, through its strategic partnership with Tayyaba University, developed and successfully implemented a number of health programs in full compliance with international law.
Medina introduced the ‘Healthy Cities Program’. An important aspect of this was that specialist welfare associations were established in the city.
A special health program was implemented in partnership with government agencies. The e-charity project is noteworthy in this regard. This was the first project of its kind – health programs were run with the help of welfare associations.
“This is a great achievement and we consider it the best fruit of Saudi Vision 2030,” said Ahmed Hammad, WHO’s Program Coordinator.
The international organization has recommended that Medina be a local and international training centre.