"Healthy Partners" is a cooperative body that promotes Healthy City projects in communities. Members are voluntary health groups, municipalities, research institutions, and private companies, and NGO Healthy City Support Organization.
Voluntary health groups which is the central figure of Healthy Partners engage in health promotion of local residents by dietary habit, exercise, walking, oral care, dissemination, etc.
NGO Healthy City Support Organization contributes to Healthy Partners’ activities by planning events, supplying goods and service, and disseminating information.
NGO Healthy City Support Organization will organize a study tour program in Japan for a week in October 16 in 2017, inviting AFHC member cities in ASEAN countries in collaboration with the Japan Foundation Asia Center Exchange Program. Theme of the program is “Healthy School”. For application, please check the guideline.
The deadline for applications is July 31, 2017.
“World’s healthiest nation(1) ”, “one of the most efficient public healthcare systems(2) ”, “Singapore ranks world number 4 for life expectancy(3) ”; these are just a few of the accolades paid to Singapore in recent years. How did a small nation-state transform itself from a country with poor health outcomes to one of the best in the world in a span of just 50 years?
Marikina City is one of the highly urbanized cities in the Philippines. It is located northwest of Metro Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. Covering a land area of 21.5 square kilometer, it is primarily a valley nestled amidst mountain ranges and rolling hills. Its topography in general is characterized by flat terrain with only a portion mildly sloping here generally suitable for urban settlements. Marikina City has sixteen (16) barangays and a population of 525,141 comprising about 11,456 household based on the 2.68% growth rate for the year 2014. The city has a hot and humid climate with an average temperature of 32 o Centigrade.
Ever since Tagaytay City became a full member of the Alliance for Healthy Cities (AFHC) in 2004, health and nutrition services being rendered to its people have remarkably improved. Such improvement is also attributed to the sincerity and unwavering commitment of the local officials coupled with active participation of concerned stakeholders from different sectors: business sector, religious and academe sectors and other non-government organizations and people’s organizations.