We are currently in the process of selecting new 'Diplomats of the Global Charter' for 2018.

Who is the Diplomat?

YOU - a public health professional committed to improve global health and willing to sustain the Global Charter for the Public’s Health's revolution within his/her working and living context.

What you can do as Diplomat

Some ideas on how Diplomats can sustain the Global Charter revolution:

  • Introduce the Global Charter in your lectures explaining why it is important in public health
  • Cite the Global Charter in your publications
  • Introduce the Global Charter in your teaching activities
  • Discuss the Global Charter with your colleagues
  • Suggest new Diplomats of the Global Charter
  • Keep you updated on the Charter implementation activities on going and share with us your activities as Diplomat

What we offer

  •    Diplomat name listed on the WFPHA website Global Charter's Diplomat page
  •    Diplomat 100-word bionote once in WFPHA Facebook page
  •    Use of the title "Diplomat of the Global Charter" after his/her signature for the year selected
  •    5% reduction on the entrance fees of the World Congress on Public Health next to the selected year


$200 USD per year.

With your contribution, you will support training and advocacy activities around the Charter.

Who can apply and how?

To be awarded the title of ‘Diplomat of the Global Charter’, you must:

  •    Be a public health professional with at least five (5) years experience
  •    Have a strong network within public health and between sectors
  •    Have demonstrated leadership experience in the promotion of public health within your country and/or globally

To apply for the title, please send your CV and a motivational letter outlining how you meet the above criteria, why you wish to become a ‘Diplomat of the Global Charter’, and how you will use your current position to promote the Charter, to Dr Marta Lomazzi.





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Public Health Association of Australia

Country: Australia





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Dr. Mengistu Asnake

Ethiopian Public Health Association

Country: Ethiopia


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Prof. Bettina Borisch

World Federation of Public Health Associations

Country: Switzerland 


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Dr. Rüdiger Krech

World Health Organization

Country: Switzerland 



Prof. Mike Daube

Curtin University, Public Health Advocacy

Institute of Western Australia and the McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth        

Country: Australia



Prof. Antoine Flahault

University of Geneva           

Country: Switzerland




Prof. Jorid Grimeland

Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science  

Country: Norway


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Dr. Claude Daniel Betts

Panamanian Public Health Society (PPHS)  

Country: Panama


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Prof. Peter Orris

University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System    

Country: United States of America


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Dr. Carl Abelardo T. Antonio

College of Public Health, Manila

Country: Philippines


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Dr. Hernando Nieto

Colombian Association of Public Health

Country: Colombia


 Herminso Ruiz    


Herminso Ruiz

Photographer/Colombian Association of Public Health

Country: Colombia


 Guy Natanel


Guy Natanel

Documental Films

Country: United Kingdom


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Dr. Bronwyn King

Tobacco Free Portfolios

Country: United Kingdom


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Dr. Rachel Melson

Tobacco Free Portfolios

Country: United Kingdom


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Dr. Maryam AlFahran

Consultant Dental Public Health

Country: Saudi Arabia



Dr. Dominique Kondji Kondji

Cameroon Public Health Assococation

Country: Cameroon


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Dr. Luis Eugenio de Souza

Federal University of Bahia (UFBA)

Country: Brazil



Dr. Ildefonso Hernández-Aguado

Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health

Country: Spain


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Prof. Yang Weizhong

Chinese Preventive Medicine Association    

Country: China


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Prof. Yves Charpak

Vice-president of the Société Française de Santé Publique (SFSP)

Governing Board of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) 

Country: France

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Mr. Peter Archer

President of the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH)

Country: United Kingdom



Dr. Deborah Klein Walker

President of the Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice

Country: United States


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Professor Laetitia Rispel

Professor of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa

Country: South Africa


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Dr. Chadia Wannous

PhD Coordinator  Toward A Safer World Network for Pandemic Preparedness (TASW)

Country : Sweden


Diplomat Training Material

Newly awarded the title of Diplomat of the Global Charter, need a refresher or just want to know more?

Please review our presentation on the Global Charter for the Public's Health.

The PowerPoint version of this presentation is available upon request - Please contact Dr Marta Lomazzi.

This presentation can be used as a training and education tool for new Diplomats, or by individuals and organisations wishing to learn more about the Charter. The presentation covers the context, vision, components and aims of the Global Charter, and how to implement it regionally, internationally and within public health associations. It also provides a brief summary of the next steps to come with the Global Charter.

Explore the videos and scientific articles below to learn more! 


For a brief overview of the Global Charter for the Public's Health, watch the introductory video.

To hear from current and former WFPHA presidents on how to implement the Global Charter, click here.

For an overview of the Global Charter for the Public's Health in French, click here.

The Global Charter presented @ International Conferences

Click here to download the "Progress on SDGs" document.

Click here to download the "Sustainable Development Goals" document.

Click here to download the "Addressing Health Inequities" document.

Scientific Articles

Global public health today: connecting the dots

Lomazzi M, Jenkins C, Borisch B.

Global Health Action 2016, 9: 28772

DOI: 10.3402/gha.v9.28772


Global Public Health: A Review and Discussion of the Concepts, Principles and Roles of Global Public Health in Today's Society

Chris Jenkins*, Marta Lomazzi*, Heather Yeatman, Bettina Borisch. * equally contributed

Global Policy

DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12302


A Global Charter for the Public's Health - the public health system: role, functions, competencies and education requirements

M. Lomazzi

The European Journal of Public Health 2016;

DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckw011


The Global Charter for the Publics Health (editorial)

Michael Moore; Martin McKee; Bettina Borisch; Walter Ricciardi

The European Journal of Public Health 2016 26 (2): 207

DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckw013


Finnish Editorial on the Global Charter for Public Health (in Finnish)

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