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Sharjah Sharjah

Sharjah Joined WHO’s Age-Friendly Cities

Taking its sustainable initiatives even further, Sharjah has joined the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities, earning the status of the first Arab member in the network of 500 global hubs.


Putting increasing focus on environmental, ecological and societal issues through numerous programmes aiming at improving the well-being of its citizens, the city’s agenda related to the new membership will aim to improve services offered to older members of the society across various sectors in the following four years. It also aims to prepare the community for a demographic shift in favour of the elderly as a result of an ageing of the population.