To mark World Health Day, “Less cars, more life” bike ride held in Baku

Participants of the “Less cars, more life” bike ride in Baku, Azerbaijan. 7 April 2019. Photo/WHO

BAKU, 7 April 2019 – The bike ride under the motto “Less cars, more life” was held in Baku to mark 7 April World Health Day.

The ride was initiated by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, organised by the World Health Organization, the Public Health and Reforms Centre of the Azerbaijani Health Ministry, supported by the Azerbaijani Cycling Federation and the Republic Olympic Cycling School.

The purpose of the bike ride was to instill healthy lifestyle habits and promote the tradition of a car-free day.

The representatives of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Youth and Sports, the State Security Service, the State Customs Committee, the State Service for Mobilization and Conscription, the Baku Transport Agency, “Azerigas” Production Union of SOCAR and students of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University participated in the ride.

7 April has been annually celebrated as the World Health Day since 1950. It seeks to draw attention to a major global health concern each year.

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