The Indian tech city's efforts in tobacco control winning a $150,000 award from a leading global initiative supported by the WHO.
London:Bengaluru was honoured on Wednesday with the 2023 Partnership for Healthy Cities Award, along with Montevideo in Uruguay; Mexico City, Mexico; Vancouver, Canada and Athens, Greece, at the inaugural Partnership for Healthy Cities Summit held in London.
Bengaluru is one of the five cities in the world that have earned global recognition for their achievements in the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and accidents.
These cities have been awarded for making a positive impact on the health of their residents and for making a quantum leap in the prevention of NCDs and accidents.
Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka, has been awarded for tobacco control, especially reducing smoking in public places and improving compliance with existing rules on prohibition of smoking in public places.