Throughout the year, Belfast celebrated 35 years as a designated WHO Healthy City. This culminated in December with a celebration event at Belfast Harbour Office.

The event saw 80 people register to hear from a number of high level speakers including Jayne Brady, Head of Civil Service in Northern Ireland; Evelyne de Leeuw, University of Montreal; Kira Fortune, WHO Europe; Geoff Green, WHO Expert Advisor; and Erica Ison, Specialist Practitioner in Population and Public Health.

Belfast Health & Social Care Trust Chief Executive, Cathy Jack, chaired the opening session which also had a panel discussion with the speakers.

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Cllr Ryan Murphy addressed the delegates to open the second part of the programme which was chaired by Belfast Healthy Cities CEO, Joan Devlin.  Michael Boyd, Chair of Belfast Healthy Cities gave the closing remarks.


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