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The municipality of Jerusalem was inducted as an official member in a program of the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) for the Israeli capital’s work in support of senior citizens.

The municipality said in a statement that it earned the WHO recognition as a result of Jerusalem’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities master plan. Launched in 2014, the master plan actively supports more than 70,000 senior citizens living in Jerusalem by increasing health services and, by extension, improving their quality of life.