Cities are uniquely placed to transform the fight against noncommunicable diseases and injuries.

70

Participating cities

14

Intervention areas

300

Million people covered

Featured Cities

Ghana

Accra

Capital of Jordan

Amman

 

Colombia

Cali

Buenos Aires,
Argentina

Strengthen drink driving enforcement through policy change and capacity building

Melbourne,
Australia

Develop a strategic plan to create a smoke-free city

Dhaka,
Bangladesh

Fortaleza,
Brazil

Monitor the health impact of city-wide bike share and pilot a safe routes to school program to encourage students to walk and bike safely to school

Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil

Strengthen implementation of ban on tobacco advertisement, promotion and sponsorship (TAPS), especially at points of sale

São Paulo,
Brazil

Evaluate the effectiveness of communication campaigns encouraging the use of motorcycle helmets

Ouagadougou,
Burkina Faso

Create healthy food environments in public schools and hospitals

Phnom Penh,
Cambodia

Implement measures to reduce sugary drinks and unhealthy food consumption in schools

Montreal,
Canada

Toronto,
Canada

Expand the Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) pilot project to improve safety and protect children in three new school zones

Vancouver,
Canada

Create a centralized Healthy City Dashboard compiling a range of available health, social and wellbeing data sets at the neighborhood level

Santiago,
Chile

Develop a “Safe Routes to Schools” program and implement in the La Pintana neighborhood.

Hong Kong SAR,
China

Conduct a population-level NCD risk factor survey to support evidence-based decision making, resource allocation and the provision of preventive health services and programs

Shenzhen,
China

Amend city smoke-free law to ban e-cigarette use indoors; increase enforcement of smoke-free law.

Tianjin,
China

Increase enforcement and compliance of smoke-free law; amend current law for 100% smoke-free environments.

Bogotá,
Colombia

Create healthy school food environments through policy enforcement, training and communication

Cali,
Colombia

Create healthy school food environments through policy enforcement, training and communication

Medellín,
Colombia

Create healthy school food environments through policy enforcement, training and communication

Abidjan,
Cote d’Ivoire

Develop nutrition guidelines and raise public awareness about the health risks of consuming too much salt

Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic

Implement the city’s new Bicycle Action Plan, starting with data collection and infrastructure changes at two intersections

Quito,
Ecuador

Expand the new “Pilas con las Vitaminas” school nutrition project to 20 municipal schools

Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia

Redesign a neighborhood to reduce speeds and improve pedestrian safety through enforcement and community and media engagement

Helsinki,
Finland

Pilot a Safe Routes to School program to increase healthy behaviors and change public perceptions of active mobility

Paris,
France

Develop a data map of Paris’ air pollution and replace city’s remaining oil-fired boilers with cleaner systems.

Accra,
Ghana

Reduce speeding by pairing a mass media campaign on the dangers of speeding with increased enforcement of speed limits

Kumasi,
Ghana

Develop a comprehensive speed management plan based on international best practices and implement it in 8 pilot corridors

Athens,
Greece

Implement overdose prevention measures, including the distribution of naloxone kits

Ahmedabad,
India

Conduct a population-based household NCD risk factor survey and use the results to support evidence-based provision of health programs in the city

Bengaluru,
India

Create a smoke-free city through the enforcement of smoke-free law

Mumbai,
India

Implement an NCD risk factor mobile survey at the local level

Bandung,
Indonesia

Create a smoke-free city through stronger legislation and regular enforcement

Jakarta,
Indonesia

Scale up enforcement of bans on tobacco advertisement, promotion and sponsorship (TAPS)

Jamaica,
Kingston

Tokyo,
Japan

Amman,
Jordan

Enhance smoke-free enforcement with a focus on public transportation and government buildings

Almaty,
Kazakhstan

Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia

Create a smoke-free city by increasing compliance with smoke-free law

Guadalajara,
Mexico

Encourage active mobility in five school zones through safety assessments and infrastructure change to disincentivize driving

León,
Mexico

Bring drink driving law in line with international BAC standards and improve enforcement of existing regulations

Mexico City,
Mexico

Assess safety at one local school zone to inform a citywide strategy for protecting children traveling to and from school

Ulaanbaatar,
Mongolia

Casablanca,
Morocco

Implement a local NCD risk factor mobile survey

Yangon,
Myanmar

Create 10 smoke-free townships within the city

Kathmandu,
Nepal

Enhance enforcement of existing national smoke-free law with a focus on the hospitality sector

Muscat,
Oman

Lima,
Peru

Create healthy food environments in schools, restaurants and bakeries

Quezon City,
Philippines

Implement existing city ordinance that prohibits sale and promotion of sugary drinks near schools.

Kigali,
Rwanda

Create a smoke-free city by building public awareness, improving coordination among municipal bodies and law enforcement

Dakar,
Senegal

Set nutrition standards for food served or sold in public institutions

Freetown,
Sierra Leone

Cape Town,
South Africa

Create a smoke-free city through stakeholder engagement, communication and policy change

Seoul,
South Korea

Collect nutrition and obesity data to inform long-term policy planning and promote reduced sugary drink consumption on subway advertisements.

Barcelona,
Spain

Evaluate the environmental and health effects of the city’s Superblocks, with a special focus on air quality, active mobility, road safety and social equity

Colombo,
Sri Lanka

Revise local food policy to include nutrition standards for foods served and sold in public institutions

Bangkok,
Thailand

Install speed reduction interventions in key areas and create a road safety master plan for the city

Tunis,
Tunisia

Istanbul,
Turkey

Kampala,
Uganda

Create a smoke-free city through increased enforcement of national legislation

Kyiv,
Ukraine

Design a Pedestrian Action Plan to improve road safety, prioritizing vulnerable road users

Birmingham,
United Kingdom

Design and implement a communication campaign to promote a population-level shift of social norms around biking and walking

London,
United Kingdom

Increase the number of early child care settings implementing evidence-based nutrition guidelines

Boston,
United States

Enhance the existing Safe Routes to Schools program through a series of infrastructure, education and encouragement activities in up to 5 public schools

Chicago,
United States

Model estimates of neighborhood air quality data against core health outcomes and share data on a public dashboard

Philadelphia,
United States

Create a system for routine monitoring of pedestrian and bike counts across the city

San Francisco,
United States

Establish a public health surveillance system that integrates NCD data across health care provider systems

Montevideo,
Uruguay

Create healthy food environments in public institutions through policy change

Hanoi,
Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City,
Vietnam

Reduce vehicle speeds through new road designs (speed bumps) and media campaign.

Lusaka,
Zambia

Harare,
Zimbabwe

Conduct a population-based survey of risk factors for NCDs and injuries

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