“Healthy Park” launched in Surigao City Luneta

In line with the celebration of World Health Day, the City Gov’t of Surigao headed by the City Health Office successfully launched the “Healthy Park” campaign, last April 8, 2010 at the Luneta park this city

The campaign seeks to champion urban health initiatives such as a tobacco free city, drug free city, public transport friendly, providing car free zones, enforcement of anti- smoke belching, pedestrianization, opening of bike lanes, barrier free safe roads and safe walkways.

DOH Caraga Regional Director Leonita Gorgolon, who served as guest of honor, said the activity is also part of the “1000 Cities, 1000 Lives” campaign program of the Department of Health (DOH).

The 1000 cities 1000 lives campaign according to Gorgolon 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.

“The urbanization 1,000 program is a mitigating measure to act on any disease in urban areas and also incorporate health to policies related to urbanization,” she added.

Gorgolon then congratulated the city government of Surigao for a very laudable effort and commitment to help combat urbanization health related problems.

The activity ended with the commitment signing with various stakeholders from GO’s, NGO’s and the National Line agencies. (Susil Ragas, PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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