Urban health issues: Photo gallery
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Call to action 4: Build inclusive cities that are accessible and age-friendly
Globally, populations are rapidly ageing, leading to more older persons, many of whom will experience mobility and sensory impairments. People with disabilities make up 10% of the population, and access barriers prevent participation in education, employment and public life. By designing cities to be more accessible, people from all age groups and abilities benefit.
Developing safe walkways for those with special needs is important in all settings, including urban ones.
Call to action 5: Make urban areas resilient to emergencies and disasters
Urban settings face complex emergencies, including natural and human-made disasters. Local governments can play a crucial role in urban disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness, and assessment and response in coordination with other emergency management mechanisms at the global, regional and national levels.
The green-roofed Ministry of Public Health building collapsed in the January 2010 earthquake.
People displaced from the storm in September 2009 stay in an open gym in Bagong Silangan, Philippines
Area destroyed by a storm and flood in September 2009.