Parañaque City’s Urban HEART receives AFHC 2012 Award for Health Equity

The Tokyo-based Alliance for Healthy Cities (AFHC) organization awarded Parañaque City (Philippines) the 2012 AFHC Award for Creative Developments in a City Category on Health Equity on the merits of Parañaque City’s implementation of Urban HEART (Health Equity Assessment and Response Tool).

The award was presented during the 5th Alliance for Healthy Cities Summit held on 24 to 27 October 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.

Mayor Florencio Bernabe said “Urban HEART has been an invaluable tool in determining and doing away with the health service inequalities in the different communities in the city.” He explained that Urban HEART, in coordination with the city’s programmes on reproductive health and family planning, contributed to reducing maternal deaths and increasing child immunization in the city.

Parañaque City Government