JEDDAH: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has listed the holy city of Saudi Arabia, Madina, among the healthiest cities of the world.
A visiting WHO team said that the city fulfilled all the criteria to become a healthy city. Madina is said to be the first city with a population of more than two million people in this list. The WHO team was assisted by 22 community, government, charity and volunteer agencies for the accreditation to the city.
According to WHO, “a healthy city is the one that is continually creating and improving those physical and social environments and expanding those community resources which enable people to mutually support each other in performing all the functions of life and developing to their maximum potential.”