World Health Day

World Health Day - 7 April 2010

1000 Cities, 1000 Lives


Thank you to over 1500 cities who participated in the 1000 cities 1000 lives campaign!

People cycle at the city centre Brussels, Belgium on a car-free street day

With the campaign 1000 cities, 1000 lives, events were organized worldwide during the week of 7–11 April 2010.

The global goals of the campaign were:

  • 1000 cities: to open up public spaces to health, whether it be activities in parks, town hall meetings, clean-up campaigns, or closing off portions of streets to motorized vehicles.
  • 1000 lives: to collect 1000 stories of urban health champions who have taken action and had a significant impact on health in their cities.

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Contact

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

E-mail: whd2010@wkc.who.int
Tel: +81 78 230 3100

Jacob Kumaresan
WHO Kobe Centre
Director, WHO Kobe Centre
E-mail: kumaresanj@wkc.who.int
Tel: +81 78 230 3102
Mobile: +81 80 2435 1861

Lori Sloate
WHO Kobe Centre
Advocacy and partnerships
E-mail: sloatel@wkc.who.int
Tel: +81 78 230 3131
Mobile: +81 80 2435 1864