The Power of Cities: Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases and Road Traffic Injuries
Published by: World Health Organization (WHO)
A new report by the World Health Organization offers guidance and tools for urban leaders to tackle some of the leading causes of death in cities. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes, kill 41 million people worldwide every year, and road traffic crashes kill 1.35 million. From anti-tobacco actions in Beijing and Bogor, to road safety initiatives in Accra and Bangkok, a bike-sharing scheme in Fortaleza, and actions to create walkable streets for seniors that have reduced elderly pedestrian deaths by 16% in New York City, the report aims to share knowledge between urban policy planners.