For the second time, Sur named “Healthy City “: WHO


Sur: The World Health Organization (WHO) crowned the city of Sur with a certificate of recognition for the second time in a row as a healthy city after it completed all the global standards required by the organization to be a healthy city in its integrated concept.

Sheikh Dr. Hilal bin Ali Al Habsi, Governor of Sur, Chairman of the Sur Health City Committee, confirmed to the Oman News Agency that “this city has become eligible for this recognition due to its accreditation as a training center for the rest of the Omani cities wishing to enter the Healthy Cities Programme, and that the visit made by the World Health Organization delegation in… Last November, re-evaluating the healthy city of Sur and renewing its recognition as a healthy city is nothing but a new phase of these initiatives and a dedication to efforts to enhance community health and provide a healthy, safe life in all the places in which we live.”

His Excellency pointed to the efforts made by governmental and private entities and bodies that had the greatest role in obtaining renewed global recognition by the World Health Organization.

He explained that the program prepared by the Sur Health City is distinguished by the diversity of programs, the most prominent of which is achieving a community partnership with government and private institutions to meet all government requirements and procedures in accordance with international systems, indicating that “the number of Sur Health City initiatives reached (14) various initiatives that were held on ( 80) standards, through which the focus was placed on serving the city in all fields, namely Sour Green Initiatives, Sour Markets, Social Welfare, Marinas and Quays, People’s Lives, Empowerment and Capacity Building, Sour Culture and Sports, Waterfronts, Health Paths, Sour Heritage, Tourism and Energy. renewable energy, health-promoting schools, social development, the Sour Training Center, and finally the “Wad Healthy Village” initiative.

It is noteworthy that Sur Health City was recognized as the first healthy city in the Sultanate of Oman in 2018.

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