Statement by the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) for the WHO European Ministerial Conference on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases in the context of Health 2020
4th Asia Pacific Conference on Public Health
The 4th Asia-Pacific
Conference on Public Health, hosted by the Vietnam Public Health Association in
association with the Asia-Pacific Regional Network of Public Health
Associations, took place last week in Nha Trang, Vietnam. The conference's
theme, Climate Change & Population Health, was timely, given the tragic
climate-related disaster in the Philippines and the climate change summit that
took place in Warsaw the week before. The conference's declaration highlighted
the urgent need to improve the ways and means to not only prepare communities
to adapt to a changing climate, but more importantly to put into place the
means to mitigate the causes of climate change so as to protect human health
and well-being, and move forward to sustainable human development.
proceedings and declaration can be accessed at: http://www.apcphvn2013.com/index.php/en/
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Launch of the African Report on Child Wellbeing 2013: Towards Greater Accountability to Africa’s Children.
The launch of the World Justice Challenge
The World Justice Project (WJP) is pleased to announce the launch of the World Justice Challenge—an open competition designed to strengthen the rule of law.
The competition provides an opportunity for individuals to identify areas where the rule of law needs improvement in the country in which they live or work and test practical solutions on the ground. Initiatives are supported by:
•Modest seed grants—the typical size of a seed grant is
$15,000 to $25,000
•Connections to others in the WJP’s global network
•Increased visibility through media and communications
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UNODC/WHO publication on health in prisons
9th PHASA conference and the inaugural conference of the AFPHA
The WFPHA would like to share the communiqué (with thanks to Professor Michael Asuzu of Nigeria for taking the lead in composing it) from the WFPHA-sponsored workshop on policy development and advocacy, held on September 25 in Cape Town, South Africa, prior to the PHASA conference. This is an excellent example as to how national, continental and the global health association community can work collaboratively on important public health issues.
Jim Chauvin, WFPHA’S President, delivered two keynote presentations at the PHASA Conference, one on Leadership in Public Health for a Lasting Legacy during the opening plenary, and Unleashing the Power of Civil Society to Confront Health Inequalities during the closing plenary. Following this successful conference, he participated in a panel on ‘Health equity, health care access and civil society action’ at the School of Public Health at Witwatersrand University, organized by Professor Laetitia Rispel, Dean of the Wits School of Public Health and member of the WFPHA’s Governing Council.
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WFPHA attends 42nd Conference of the Public Health Association of Australia
WFPHA President Jim Chauvin and Bettina Borisch, Director of the WFPHA’s Geneva Secretariat Office, were invited by the Public Health Association of Australia to participate at its 42nd Annual Conference, which took place 16-18 September 2013 in Melbourne. Attended by over 300 delegates from Australia, New Zealand and several other countries, the conference’s theme, A “fair go” for health: tackling physical, social and psychological inequality, highlighted the policies and programs put in place as well as the successes and the challenges remaining to achieve Health for All. Mr. Chauvin delivered the Douglas Gordon Oration at the conference’s opening plenary. His presentation, An alliance for global civil society advocacy for the public’s health: WFPHA and the PHAA, is appended here. Dr. Borisch remained in Melbourne following the conference, to attend the annual Teaching and Learning Forum held by the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions of Australia.
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141st APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition
63rd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe’s meeting
1st Conference on Control and Prevention of Infectious Diseases in Greater Mekong Sub-region
14th World Congress on Public Health
Oral Health for Children - Declaration
On the 19th May 2013 the WFPHA general assembly passed a resolution from the
newly established Oral Health Working Group on access to good for oral health for
children. The declaration had been proposed by the Oral Health Working Group
(OHWG) and endorsed by the WFPHA policy committee.
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Declaration of Dubai on Public Health in the Arab World
A significant development in the field of healthcare was the
recent 'Declaration of Dubai on Public Health in the Arab World, that was
signed during the 1st Arab Conference of
Public Health that recently took place in Dubai. In line with the declaration,
healthcare professionals are now discussing ways to begin implementing the
steps laid down in the declaration.
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2013 General Assembly
The 47th WFPHA General Assembly took place on Sunday, 19th May 2013 at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, from 9 am to 1 pm, the day before the opening Ceremony of the World Health Assembly (WHA).
This meeting was attended by representatives from several WFPHA Full Members, approved several
important items of business.
To read the President Annual Report and 2013-2014 Work Plan, click here.
Strategic planning group
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The Millennium Development Goals survey
MDGs – A public health professional’s perspective from 71 countries
Theisling M, Tapia L, Borisch B, Laaser U (2013)
Public Health Policy, Federations’ Pages Online Supplement, 34, e1–e22;
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are nowadays discussed at several levels
from governments to grassroots advocacy.
has executed a quali-quantitative survey to explore the opinion of public
health professionals worldwide and their experience concerning the
implementation and achievement of the MDGs with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa.
We received 427 completed questionnaires, from 71 countries.
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