Strengthening health security by implementing the International Health Regulations (2005)

World Health Day in Lyon

The world health day was celebrated in Lyon this year with a conference about "Cities and children's health". Around 200 people spent the afternoon at the most ancient hospital in Lyon, the Hôtel-Dieu, discussing the challenges of urbanization and its consequences for children's health. The seminar was organized by the city of Lyon and the Grand Lyon district in cooperation with the office of the World Health Organization in Lyon and the Institute for international strategic research for populations' protection (IRSI-PP). The World Health Organization celebrates the 7th of April every year to commemorate its foundation. This year, it was the Organization's 60th anniversary. Within the frame of the campaign "A thousand cities, a thousand lives" launched to mark the World health day 2010 local events on health issues are organized in cities all over the world.