World Health Day

1000 lives: share the story of your local health champions

Individuals are a powerful force within urban settings making changes that have enormous health benefits for us all. Do you know someone who has made a real difference in the health of your city?

Then tell the world about it! The 1000 cities, 1000 lives campaign collects stories of urban health champions from around the world. Here’s how it works.

Nominate your urban health champion

It can either be a self-nomination or someone you know or admire.

  • Make a short video that reflects what this “health champion” is doing to improve health in your city, no more than four minutes long.
  • Upload the video to the WHO YouTube site at
  • All six UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish) can be accepted.

Related links


WHO Centre for Health Development
WHO Kobe Centre
IHD Centre Building 9F
1-5-1 Wakinohama-Kaigandori
Kobe 651-0073

Tel: +81 78 230 3100

Jacob Kumaresan
WHO Kobe Centre
Director, WHO Kobe Centre
Tel: +81 78 230 3102
Mobile: +81 80 2435 1861

Lori Sloate
WHO Kobe Centre
Advocacy and partnerships
Tel: +81 78 230 3131
Mobile: +81 80 2435 1864