3 East Visayas cities
are confirmed members of “1000 cities, 1000 lives" urban health
By Philippine Information Agency (PIA 8)
TACLOBAN CITY –
Three cities in Eastern Visayas have registered and have been
confirmed as official members of the “1000 cities, 1000 lives”
campaign in connection with the 2010 World Health Day celebration.
Dr. Paula Paz
Sydiongco of the Department of Health Region 8 disclosed during the
April 6 media forum, that the cities of Tacloban, Ormoc and Maasin are
now confirmed members of the campaign.
activities have been lined up by the three cities and the cities of
Maasin and Tacloban has downloaded videos at the 1000 cities, 1000
The City of Maasin has
downloaded videos entitled Maasin City’s World Health Day 2010; Urban
Health champion -
and World Health Day Presentation with Mayor Maloney L. Samaco.
Tacloban Now and Then
is the title of the video downloaded by Dr. Gloria Fabrigas of
The three cities
registered their commitment to opening up public spaces to health for
one day during the week of
April 7 to 11, 2010.
Dr. Paula Sydiongco
said that her team will attend and monitor the World Health Day
activities in Ormoc City on April 8, Maasin City on April 9 and
Tacloban City on April 11.
The “1000 cities, 1000
lives” campaign aims to draw worldwide attention to the theme of
urbanization and health and engage governments, international
organizations, businesses and civil society in a shared effort to put
health at the heart of urban policy.
The 1000 cities 1000
lives campaign encourages cities and individuals to work across
multiple agencies with a wide range of partners to have the most
lasting impact on health. The global goal is for 1000 cities to
participate in the World Health Day campaign.
During the five-day
activities, health authorities along with local government units will
also provide heath services to urban poor people, it was gathered.
To meet the goal of
1000 lives, citizens will be asked to provide examples of urban health
heroes who have had made a significant impact on health in their
cities, through video uploads.
One of the overarching
goals for World Health Day is to integrate the Day within a sustained
public health strategy as demonstrated through a series of regular
activities, either at the street, neighborhood, local, national or
regional level. The Day should serve as a start or a symbol of a
sustained commitment to incorporate health more broadly in urban