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13-14 September 2018, Odesa, Ukraine

David's blog #23

City Matters

We are now just days from the 2018 City Health conference, where those attending will be the guests of the Alliance for Public Health (Ukraine), AFEW International (Netherlands), and the city of Odesa in association with Knowledge Action Change. Seven years ago, I had the pleasure to host the first of these events.

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