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Placed: 13.09.2018 14:03:58

Leading international experts in the field of counteracting socially dangerous diseases gathered in Odessa

The mayor of Odessa Gennadiy Trukhanov: Ukrainians got an opportunity to get acquainted with the world practices of counteracting socially dangerous diseases

On September 13, 2018 in Odessa was opened the VII International Conference "City Health International".
The theme "Health in cities in an era of change" brought together more than 300 participants from 30 countries. The main speakers of the conference are experts, doctors, scientists with a worldwide reputation.


Welcoming the participants of the conference, the mayor of Odessa Gennadiy Trukhanov noted that, having joined the global movement in 2017 Odessa has declared its readiness to use the positive world experience in countering dangerous diseases of mankind. The city joined the Zero TB Cities initiative on counteracting tuberculosis. And by signing the Paris Declaration, Odessa joined the world initiative to accelerate action in overcoming the AIDS epidemic. The visit of Odessa delegation to Bern (Switzerland) made it possible to get acquainted with the European experience in solving the problems of drug dependence.

"It was then that the idea for holding such an authoritative conference in Odessa arose. We want the Ukrainians to have an opportunity to get acquainted with the world practices of counteracting socially dangerous diseases, "said Gennadiy Trukhanov.


The mayor of Odessa stressed that today the city government actively works in the preventive direction: the development of modern sports infrastructure, the promotion of a healthy lifestyle, the implementation of a number of projects in the healthcare and social sector.

 


Information:


The conference founded in 2012, focuses on the health and well-being of people, as well as factors affecting the health of city residents, including: drug addiction, dangerous diseases, ecology. Prior to that, the conference was held in Basel, London, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Glasgow.


The general theme of the conference in 2018 is "Healthy Cities in an Era of Change".
The event is organized by "Alliance of Public Health" and Odessa City Council with the support of Knowledge Action Change (UK) and AFEW International (Netherlands).
A large festival of health and healthy lifestyle takes place at the Quarantine wall (T.Shevchenko’s Park) within the framework of the conference.

 

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