11th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH), 4-7 March 2014, Manchester, the United Kingdom

WKC at the 11th International Conference on Urban Health


“The city is at the center of the opportunity to contribute to better access to health and social services, and to create more livable environments for all of us,” said Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization, at the plenary of the 11th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH) in Manchester.

The 11th ICUH held 4-7 March 2014 was hosted by the University of Manchester and was attended by more than 1,000 participants. In his plenary speech, Alex Ross, Director of WHO Kobe Centre (WKC), emphasized the importance of achieving universal health coverage in cities and protecting people from financial risks due to health care costs.

WKC staff organized and presented at many events including three plenary sessions, a pre-conference workshop on Urban HEART, and six parallel sessions. The conference was a valuable opportunity to share and exchange information, as well as to build and strengthen networks.