Paddy Costall and Katarzyna Kowalczyk from Knowledge. Action. Change (UK) visited Odesa on 15 – 17 January, 2018. The aim of the visit was to launch City Health International 2018 that will take place on 13-14 September in Odesa. This conference is organized by Alliance for Public Health in partnership with Odesa City Council, Knowledge.Action.Change (KAC) and AFEW International.
The visit helped to discuss preparation steps between partners involved in Conference organization and identify further actions. Tremendous support was provided by representatives from Odesa City Council and Youth Development Centre both in hosting partners from KAC and facilitation of discussions between Conference organizers.
In addition to launching CHI 2018 during press-conference that took place on 16 January Mr. Costall and Ms. Kowalczyk had a chance to see the Conference venue and participate in the meeting with Odesa businessmen discussing their role in city health.