The WFPHA policy committee is responsible to consider the policy resolution from WFPHA Members to be adopted by the annual General Assembly.
Its current Members are: Ildefonso Hernández Aguado – Chairperson (Spain), Michael Moore (Australia), Luis Eugenio Portela De Souza (Brazil), Binod Regmi (Nepal), Bettina Borisch (Switzerland), Deborah Walker (USA), Tareq Salahuddin (Bangladesh), Peter Orris (USA), B. Nansalmaa (Mongolia), Joanna Nurse (UK), Jorid Grimeland (Norway).
Please notice that the resolutions should be submitted at latest 3 months before the General Assembly through the on line system by clicking on the banner "Call for resolutions" below.
Endorsement requests should be addressed to the WFPHA International Office and to the Policy Committee Chair at least 7 days before the endorsement deadline. For more information, click here to download the Endorsement policy or contact the Policy Committee Chair.
The Finance Committee, established in December 2009, overseas the Federation’s financial affairs. It produces quarterly financial reports to the Governing Council and works in close collaboration with the Treasurer to produce the annual financial report and audit statement.
Its current Members are: Mika Gissler – Chairperson (Finland), Awel Mezgebe Setargew (Ethiopia), Laetitia Rispel (South Africa)
The purpose of the WFPHA’s Membership Committee is to enhance the membership of the Federation through strategies to recruit new countries and to ensure membership renewal. The membership committee is also responsible for reviewing any applications that WFPHA receives from national public health associations seeking membership with WFPHA and important Public Health Associations in countries already represented in the WFPHA membership. After review of the applications received, the general membership votes on the acceptance of the applicant associations, which are qualified for membership at the Annual Meeting.
The Membership Committee is also to be kept apprised of WFPHA Members that fail to pay their membership dues in full and on time. The Committee is responsible for making recommendations regarding the status of a Member that has failed to keep its dues-paying commitments.
National public health associations that wish to apply for membership are asked to review WFPHA’s Constitution and By-Laws and the membership information to be sure that they are qualified for membership and complete the membership application form. Applications should be returned to the office of the International Office.
The Members of this committee are: Luiz Augusto Facchini - Chairperson (Brazil), Carlos dos Santos Silva (Brazil), Victor Méndez Dussán (Nicaragua), Dra. Anaclaudia Fassa (Brazil).
The Nominations/Awards Committee fulfills two roles. First, it is responsible for overseeing the nomination and vetting of WFPHA Member representative nominees to fulfill leadership roles among WFPHA’s Officers, Governing Council, and Committees. It evaluates the suitability of the candidates and makes recommendations to the Governing Council and the General Assembly. This committee also oversees the nomination and selection process every three years for candidates nominated to receive the Federation’s three awards: the Hugh R. Leavell Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Organizational Excellence Award.
A.Huge Leavell Award - list of past awardees:
|Hugh R. Leavell Award|
|1979||Dr. Kenneth K.S. Dadzie||Director-General for Development and International Economic Cooperation/UNCTAD|
|1981||Dr. James Grant||Executive Director - UNICEF|
|1984||Dr. Cicely D. Williams||First Director of Mother and Child Health (MCH) at WHO|
|1987||Dr. Abraham Horwitz||Professor of Preventive Medicine (Chile) and Doctor Emeritus of the PAHO|
|1991||Dr. Nafis Sadik||Director General United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)|
|1994||Prof. Elim Salim||Minister of State for Population and the Environment|
|1997||Dr. A.O. Lucas||Adjunct Professor of International Health, Harvard University School of Public Health|
|2000||Dr. Zafrullah Chowdury||Founder & Executive Director, Gonoshasthaya Kendra (Bangladesh)|
|2004||Prof. Ilona Kickbusch||Director of the Global Health Programme, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (Switzerland)|
|2006||Dr. Paulo Buss||President, FIOCRUZ Foundation, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)|
|2009||Professor Ayşe Akin||Professor, School of Public Health, Baskent University, Ankara (Turkey)|
|2012||Dr. Reda Tekle Haimanot||Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)|
|2015||Dr. Vishvas Chaudry||Deputy Chief Medical Officer, RCH, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh (India)|
Organizational Excellence Award – list of past awardees:
|WFPHA Organizational Excellence Award|
|2004||The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK)|
|2015||Hanoi School of Public Health (Vietnam)|
Lifetime Achievement Award - list of past awardees:
|2009||Prof. Ihsan Dogramaci (Turkey)|
|2012||Margaret Hilson (Canada)|
|2015||Dr. Theodor Abelin (Switzerland)|
The WFPHA Immediate Past President is ex-officio Chair the Nominations/Awards Committee. Its current Members are: Mengistu Asnake – Chairperson (Ethiopia), James Chauvin (Canada), Ulrich Laaser (Germany), Yang Weizhong (China) and Victor Méndez Dussán (Nicaragua).
The Bids selection committee is responsible to evaluate the applications submitted by WFPHA members to host the World Congress on Public Health.
The Members of this committee are: Mika Gissler - Chairperson (Finland), Madhumiita Dobe (India), Peter Orris (United States), Luis Eugenio de Souza (Brazil), Adrian Te Patu (New Zealand), Maja Bertram (Danemark), Yves Charpak (France), Michael C. Asuzu (Nigeria), Deogratias Sekimpi (Uganda), Elsheikh Badr (Sudan).