Mayor Joy, along with Coun. Aly Medalla, Earl. Bernard Herrera and representatives from the QC Health Department (QCHD) and the Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Department (CCESD) attend the Healthy Cities Partnership Summit in London, UK to review Quezon City’s strategies to combat and manage climate change continue to improve problem of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and injuries.
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MANILA, Philippines – Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte and her delegation attended the recently concluded Healthy Cities Partnership Summit in London, United Kingdom, aimed at improving city governments’ response to health crises and noncommunicable diseases and address injuries.
The Summit took place on March 15 and was organized by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the World Health Organization (WHO), Vital Strategies and the City of London.
Belmonte was joined during the summit by councilors Aly Medalla and Bernard Herrera, as well as officials from the City Health Department and the Office of Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability.
In a statement, the city government said the summit was attended by city officials from around the world “to improve the health of its citizens and tackle the global burden of noncommunicable diseases and injuries.”
Belmonte and other city mayors attending the summit visited Bloomberg’s European headquarters in London, where they met with businessman and philanthropist Mike Bloomberg, co-founder of Bloomberg Inc. and WHO global ambassador for noncommunicable diseases and injuries. met
In a separate statement, the city government said Belmonte also met with C40 Cities executive director Mark Watts to discuss “possible partnerships and potential programs” under C40 Cities.
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C40 Cities is a network of over 100 leading cities around the world working together to mitigate the impacts of climate change and advance climate justice. The Quezon City government has been an active member since 2015.