WFPHA Newsletter November 2015

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1.- Refugee Crisis in Europe: WFPHA point of view

The WFPHA and EUPHA have jointly developed a statement on the refugees crisis. The statement has been presented at the European Public Health Conference in Milan on October 15th 2015.

 

 

M. Asnake (WFPHA president) and M. Moore (WFPHA VP/president-elect) presenting the statement at the Press Conference.

 

The WFPHA and EUPHA:

• Endorse the WHO’s call for a systematic public health response and UNHCR’s demand for the immediate creation of logistic facilities to deal with the needs of asylum-seekers in their transit from countries of origin to refuge in European countries.

• Call for the implementation of essential public health measures that include: emergency services, access to care during pregnancy and childbirth, vaccination against communicable diseases, paediatric facilities, medication and care for chronic conditions, as well as mental and social health intervention.

• Demand that special attention is paid to gender-based violence including rape and reproductive health issues.

• Emphasize that as a region with resources and democratic traditions, the European Union has a responsibility to behave in a way that is exemplary and to provide a model of good practice in order to manage the refugee crisis with generosity and solidarity.

• Request the public health associations involved (in the countries of origin, transit and wherever the refugees settle) to share knowledge, information and advocacy tools in order to strengthen their influence in favour of refugee health and wellbeing.

• Invite public health associations to collaborate with institutions and NGOs by sharing their knowledge and experience. Such activities include offering relevant surveillance information and training on the public health aspects of the crisis to health-care workers providing medical care for refugees.

• Encourage public health associations to advocate through mass media and other methods of influence for the protection and promotion of the human rights of the refugees as well as those of the host communities. Advocacy actions should also contribute to the provision of accurate information on health risks as well as fair consideration of refugees in order to avoid any discrimination and stigma.


 

To read the statement, click here.

 
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2.- Governments unprepared for the health impacts of climate change

A new report by the World Federation of Public Health Associations reveals many countries are lagging in policies to protect their populations from the adverse health impacts of climate change. Respondents from 35 countries completed the global survey, which revealed more than half of respondent countries (51%) had no national plan to adequately protect the health of their citizens from climate change.

 

WFPHA President Mengistu Asnake said: “The health impacts of climate change is one of the most significant public health risks facing the global community. While there are some encouraging signs, this benchmark survey reveals many gaps in policy at the national level to respond. We encourage all national governments to develop national climate and health plans to ensure their citizens are not unprotected from the major health risks from climate change.” 

 

The WFPHA survey found both developed and developing nations lacked comprehensive national climate change action plans, however vulnerable developing nations appear to be less prepared, with 70% of respondent countries reporting that either their national climate policies did not address health or there was no national climate action plan in existence. Positive examples do exist, with case studies from US and South Korea featured in the report, which the authors say offer insights into both mitigation and adaptation strategies. The majority of respondent countries (77.1%) have no comprehensive identification of health risks of climate change projections for their citizens and 65.7% had done little towards identifying vulnerable populations and infrastructure, developing public health adaptation responses, assessing coping capacity or gaps in knowledge.

 

Dr Peter Orris, Co-Chair, Environmental Working Group, WFPHA said: “This survey reveals we are failing, as a global community, to tap into the benefits that climate action will bring for nations, for communities and for individual health and well-being.”

 

A recent Health and Climate Commission published in the international medical journal The Lancet suggests tackling climate change could be the “greatest opportunity of the 21st century” to improve health across the globe, highlighting that many strategies to respond to climate change also bring significant co-benefits for health, offering significant savings for healthcare budgets as well as increased productivity by reducing the burden of ill-health. A recent study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found carbon reduction policies can lead to big savings on health care spending and other costs related to illness — in some cases, more than 10 times the cost of policy implementation.

 

The WFPHA report’s recommendations call for health protection and promotion to be a central principle in global climate policies being negotiated under the United National Framework Convention on Climate Change. It calls on all governments to develop national climate and health plans, addressing both adaptation to unavoidable warming and mitigation [to prevent further warming], and for health professional associations globally to make it a priority to raise awareness of the issue.

“The message from the global public health community is very clear,” Dr Asnake said. “We must act now to secure public health, and reap the benefits, for health budgets and the global community. Designing policies and programs at national and global level to protect people from climate change provides an immediate global health opportunity to reduce the burden of illness, while delivering a more stable climate in the longer term.”

 

To read the media release click here.

To read the report click here.

To read the survey results click here.

To read the interview by Fiona Amstrong, project co-Chair, click here.


ParisPlatform_banner_lg_transbgThe WFPHA has endorsed the Paris Platform for Healthy Energy, as a part of the Environmental Health Working Group activities linked to the preparation of the COP21 (for more information on the Environmental Health WG, please see below the dedicated session).

The health community around the world is invited to endorse the Paris Platform for Healthy Energy, a statement representing the health sector’s commitment to leadership and advocacy for clean, renewable, healthy energy choices in order to protect public health.

The Paris Platform for Healthy Energy reflects a growing consensus among health professionals and organizations across the globe that shifting to clean, renewable energy will protect public health from both global climate change and the impacts of local pollution.

A project of the Healthy Energy Initiative, the Platform is being launched prior to the 2015 United Nations Climate Conference (COP21) in Paris. It is intended to serve as a guiding document — in the lead up to, during, and beyond COP21 — for the health sector’s efforts to mobilize globally and in key countries to advocate for healthy energy.

 

To read the media release, click here.

 
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3.- News from our Members

American Public Health Association

APHA’s 2015 Annual Meeting

Over 12,000 delegates from the USA and across the world gathered in Chicago between October 30 and November 4, 2015 to take part in over 1,000 sessions to discuss and debate solutions to current and emerging issues affecting the public’s health. Again this year, APHA provided the WFPHA an important in-kind contribution: two 90-minute oral sessions, the organization of the WFPHA Global Public Health Leaders breakfast and exhibit booth space at the Public Health Expo.

 

 


Global Public Health Advocacy session speakers

 

Representatives from public health associations in the UK, Korea, the USA and South Africa made presentations about the important public health advocacy work their associations had carried out. David Allan, Chief Executive of the Faculty of Public Health (UK), and Dr. John Ashton, the Faculty’s President, walked delegates through the chronology of media coverage about the proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages and the role played by key public health actors in this advocacy effort. Dr. Byung-Joo Park, President of the Korean Public Health Association, talked about that association’s efforts to reduce alcohol consumption and abuse. Dr. Deborah Klein Walker, APHA Past-President, talked about the different ways APHA carries out its advocacy work, including direct contact with federal legislators, using e-alerts to promote front-line action on public health issues, and informing its members and the public as to how federal legislators voted on health-related bills. Dr. Laetitia Rispel, Past President of the Public Health Association of South Africa informed delegates about PHASA’s transformation process towards becoming an influential PHA. She also commented on the challenges facing the WFPHA about its visibility and influence on the global stage. Among her recommendations for a more effective organization, Prof. Rispel suggested a greater emphasis on the new generation of public health practitioners and activists and a more focused slate of issues for the Federation’s advocacy efforts. Jim Chauvin, WFPHA Immediate Past-President, briefed delegates about the WFPHA/Aetna Foundation collaborative initiative exploring the use and impact of digital technology for population health and health equity gains. Regretably the WFPHA session coincided with one hosted by the Royal Society for Public Health about that organization’s successful advocacy on the introduction of nutritional information on labels of alcoholic beverages.

 

Alliance of Public Health Associations of the Americas meeting

 

The second oral session presented the progress to date with respect to the establishment in April 2015 of the Alliance of Public Health Associations of the Americas (APHAA). The speakers included Dr. Alcides Ochoa, President of the Cuban Society of Public Health (which houses the APHAA’s secretariat), Dr. Luiz Facchini of ABRASCO and Dr. Peter Orris representing APHA (both of which have played a leadership role in the APHAA’s creation) and Dr. Hilda Chavez of the Mexican Society for Public Health, who presented on obesity as a priority public health issue for this hemisphere’s PHAs. Dr. Isabela Danel, PAHO Deputy Director, wrapped up the session with a presentation about the role that APHAA can play in the hemisphere and its interaction with PAHO. The session concluded with a call to delegates by Dr. Luis A. Rosario Arroyo, President, Puerto Rico Public Health Association to attend the 2nd APHAA work meeting, to take place during the next annual meeting of the Public Health Association of Puerto Rico in May 2016.

 

 


 Alliance of Public Health Associations of the Americas meeting

 

Professor Sir Michael Marmot (photo on the left), Chair of the WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health, and Michael Myers, Managing Director of the Rockefeller Foundation, were the keynote speakers at the WFPHA Global Public Health Leaders breakfast. Sir Michael talked about the challenges of addressing the social determinants of health within the context of cutbacks to essential social services as a result of government-imposed austerity measures, and the impact such decisions will have on future health inequities. Mr. Myers briefed delegates about the Foundation’s Planetary Health initiative, which highlights innovative solutions to man-made factors that are influencing ecosystem health and its consequences on human health around the world.


Pamela Luna and Gary Black received recognition awards on Wednesday November 4th at the World Federation of Public Health Associations & APHA, Global Health Leaders meeting in Chicago. This recognition was delivered by UK Faculty of Public Health (CEO David Allen and President John Ashton) for their work in developing and contributing to the establishment of Public Health Film Festivals throughout this region.
For more information on this festival, click here.


Public Health Association Australia

A coalition of over 20 peak and non-government organisations (NGOs) from the health and community sectors is calling on the Australian Government to scrap plans to cut nearly $800M in funding to key health initiatives over the next four financial years. Three renowned speakers - representing different parts of the NGO health sector – have spoken at the National Press Club, providing their distinct perspectives on how the foreshadowed cuts will drastically reduce the capacity of NGOs and peak bodies to deliver services across the country and to provide advice and support for reform in health.


National Press Club sesssion

 

“It has been revealed in Senate Estimates that $596.2M is to be cut from the Health Flexible Funds over the next four financial years. This is on top of cuts totalling $197.1M announced in last year’s Budget – making a total of over $793M. There is still no clarity in relation to how these savings are to be achieved, with most existing funding contracts for NGOs set to expire either at the end of 2015 or on 30 June 2016,” said Michael Moore, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Health Association of Australia.
“Projects and initiatives targeting rural and remote Australians are one of the areas that will be hit hard by these cuts. Essential services working to Close the Gap in health outcomes for Indigenous Australians; managing vital responses to communicable diseases; and preventing and managing chronic diseases around the country have an uncertain future. The peak bodies that represent these services and work to improve health policy for rural and remote Australia are in the same position. Obviously this is of great concern to all the services and organisations potentially affected,” said Rod Wellington, CEO of Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health.
“These organisations are integral to the achievement of a broad range of social and health outcomes and the foreshadowed funding cuts will have a direct impact on people struggling to address and overcome some of the big health challenges facing their families and communities,” said Sheila McHale, CEO of the Palmerston Association – one of WA’s leading and respected not for profit drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

 

To read Michael Moore address, click here.


Cuban Society of Public Health

Report for WFPHA on the main actions carried out by SOCUSAP between September 2014 and August 2015

 

On the national level:

- The organizing committee was constituted and the International Conference Cuba-Salud 2015 was successfully carried out.

- SOCUSAP´s website was developed.

- The Revista Cubana de Salud Pública changed leaders.

- The 40th anniversary of SOCUSAP was celebrated.

- The First National Meeting was organized and held with international participation.

 

Accomplishment of the following national events and activities:

-4th National Scientific Event of Health Jurists and the 4th Workshop on Legislation and AIDS.

-First national celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Children´s Rights Convention.

-Second national workshop for the methodological strengthening of the Mother-Child Program.

-Third national workshop: Methodological strengthening of the Mother-Child Program and inter-sectorial participation

-Training course for leaders of the National Mother-Child Program.

-Workshop about the results of research related to the economic and health impact of the adverse effects of medicines.

-Two local workshops on Biosafety and hazardous solid waste.

-Postgraduate course on Biosafety.

-Production of a guide for the commercial selection of personal protection devices against serious biological risks and user´s guide for the selection of personal protection devices against serious biological risks.

-Postgraduate course on New Trends in Health Law.

-Fifty local scientific events carried out by chapters and sections.

- Publication of dozens of articles and various books.

 

Signing of the Memorandum of Collaboration

 

On the international level:

- The Alliance of Public Health Associations in the Americas was constituted in Havana in April 2015. SOCUSAP was elected General Secretary.

- The Memorandum of Collaboration with APHA was signed. Memorandums were drawn up for signing with Brazil’s Community Health organization (ABRASCO) and the Public Heath Associations of Bolivia and Puerto Rico.


UK Faculty of Public Health

The Sage Gateshead was the venue for the UK Faculty of Public Health (FPH)’s 2015 conference, which was attended by 500 delegates. The theme, the Politics of Healthy Change, was covered by a range of presentations, plenaries and debates.

At a time of huge change for the profession in the UK, and when many English members are working with elected local government officers, the narrative storytelling workshop was particularly popular. This session gave delegates the opportunity to consider how best to communicate complex information to a lay audience. A debate on how devolution could affect the public’s health was well attended and chaired by the leader of Newcastle City Council, Nick Forbes.

The Sage – a concert venue and centre for musical education - proved an opportunity to show the value of arts in health through the talents of amateur musicians in the North East. A highlight for many delegates was hearing the Hawthorn Primary School’s symphony orchestra performing during a lunchtime session. Many were moved by a performance from the charity Streetwise Opera, which uses music to help people who have experienced homelessness make positive changes in their lives.

Other topics covered included a film session to encourage debate and discussion, as well as a session on Asset Based Community Development. The conference organisers brought together five former FPH presidents to share their experiences of taking on this role over two decades. Former President Alwyn Smith talked about the challenges of being asked to prepare a public health plan in case of nuclear war. You can see clips of all the Presidents’ interviews at FPH’s YouTube channel.

Plans are already underway for FPH’s conference in 2016: ‘Public health in a cold climate: melting hearts and minds with evidence’ will be held on 14-15 June in Brighton, East Sussex. Globally a chill economic wind continues to blow. So, as a public health community, we have an ever greater responsibility to implement the systems, policies and services that are as cost-effective and efficient as possible. Our 2016 conference in Brighton is the opportunity to share the latest evidence, explore new ideas and ensure that current practice is the most effective we can deliver.

We want to bring together innovative practice and learning from across the full range of public health, from protecting against infection and environmental hazards, to improving care delivery, from new screening programmes to improving health in the populations we serve.

Emerging conference themes include:

  • Mental health, which is a key focus for Professor John Ashton in the final year of his presidency
  • Developing a local authority model for public health
  • Putting evidence into practice
  • Continuing with the FPH manifesto Start Well, Live Better.

In 2015 some of the more popular sessions had a film focus, and we are keen to develop this further. in 2016, so we will, for the first time, look for abstracts for films which will form some of the parallel sessions throughout the event. Evidence supports all parts of public health – we invite you to come and share it in Brighton.


International Federation of Environmental Health - Closing the Gap in a Generation – 1001 Postcard project

‘Achieving health equity within a generation is achievable, it is the right thing to do, and now is the right time to do it’ (WHO 2008).

In 2008 a WHO Commission, led by Professor Sir Michael Marmot, reported that a girl born in some countries could expect to live more than 80 years but in others just 45 years. However, the difference is not just restricted to being born in different countries – in parts of the UK life expectancy is 82 years but in others it is just 54.

It is not just a matter of water, sanitation and good nutrition nor any of the normally recognised stressors – there is a ‘social gradient’ in health which is related to social scale and the extent of control over one’s life;

Marmot concludes that ‘social injustice is killing on a grand scale’ and calls on all governments ‘to close the gap in a generation’.

We know that in communities across the world there are dynamic projects aimed at improving the health of our citizens and this project is aimed at drawing them together in a simple referenced form to be made available publicly. We hope that these will spark more ideas and projects focused locally addressing local health inequalities.

Originally entitled the 101 Postcard project we believe that there are very many more activities that can be included and so, ambitiously, it has been renamed “1001 Postcards”.

We invite community health professionals from around the world to submit details of their projects to us in a simple powerpoint format – a template and example are available from S. Cooper who will also receive any submissions.

 
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4.- Members' Newsletters

 
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5.- WFPHA Members Communication

Submission of Resolutions proposals to the WFPHA Policy Committee & General Assembly

Resolutions on important public health issues relevant globally and to the Federation as well should be submitted through the online system by December 31st 2015. The resolutions will be evaluated by the WFPHA Policy Committee and submitted for approval to the WFPHA General Assembly in May 2016.


Submission of Working Group proposals to the WFPHA Governing Council & General Assembly

Requests to found a new Working Group should be submitted to the Headquarters by December 31st 2015 at latest and should include: WG name, scope & purpose; work plan; name of the Chair and of at least 3 members (more information on WG are available here). The request will be then evaluated by the WFPHA Governing Council and submitted for approval to the WFPHA General Assembly in May 2016.


2016 General Assembly

The next General Assembly will take place on May 22nd 2016. More details will be provided in a few months.

 
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6.- WFPHA Working Groups

Environmental Health Working Group

Climate Change and Health Policy Assessment Project Report:
The Environmental Health WG of the WFPHA has led a global survey in coordination with the Climate and Health Alliance, Australia to evaluate the actions of national governments in protecting the health of their citizens from the impacts of climate change. Detailed description of the report is reported above (see Point 2)


4th International Conference on Chemicals Management

The fourth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4) was held in Geneva from 28 Sept - 2 Oct 2015. ICCM is the governing body of UNEP’s Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM). This was the opportunity where the global community discusses chemicals in all its forms: industrial chemicals, pesticides, EDCs, nano materials, chemicals in products, lead in paint, e-waste and pharmaceuticals in the environment. It brought together governments, NGOs, unions, scientists and industry.

Heath organisations were present by: Health Care Without Harm (Susan Wilburn, Anja Leetz, Aidan Long and Ana-Christina Gaeta), the World Federation of Public Health Associations (Peter Orris), International Society of Doctors for the Environment (Lilian Corra) and colleagues from IPEN (with some 60 NGOs), Global Unions, Sustainlabour, and the Endocrine Society moved the discussion on many issues forward. In addition 130 Governments, WHO, UN agencies, and a host of chemical industry groups were present – 800 delegates in all.

HCWH, WFPHA and ISDE made a number of interventions in plenary and in the contact groups. Peter Orris and Susan Wilburn spoke at two different side events. Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, nanomaterials, and pharmaceutical wastes were central issues.

A new resolution concerning pharmaceuticals in the environment was accepted. While it is pretty vague and open, it acknowledges for the first time that we have a global problem with pharmaceuticals in the environment. And there is a call to action.  

The endocrine society released a report during SAICM that really helps with the debate on EDCs. Their PR can be found here.

To read the interventions, click on the following reports:

 
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7.- What's on

Climate change is the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century. Health professionals have a duty of care to current and future generations. They are also on the front line in protecting people from climate impacts, from more heatwaves and other extreme weather events, to outbreaks of infectious diseases such as malaria, dengue and cholera, to the effects of malnutrition. Health professionals around the world are also strong advocates for healthier environments, providing clean air, abundant and safe food and water.

The WHO call to action will be presented at the Paris COP and will demand a climate deal that delivers:

  • Strong and effective action to limit climate change, and avoid unacceptable risks to global health.
  • Scaling up of financing for adaptation to climate change: including public health measures to reduce the risks from extreme weather events, infectious disease, diminishing water supplies, and food insecurity, and
  • Actions that both reduce climate change and improve health, including reducing the number of deaths from cancer, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases that are caused by air pollution (currently over 7 million per annum).

Sign the call to action

For more information:

WHO calls for urgent action to protect health from climate change – Sign the call

Our climate our health, it’s time for all health professionals to take action


Geneva Peace Week - 16 to 20 October 2015

Geneva is home to a large number of international organizations, including more than 40 United Nations entities, a thriving community of non-governmental organizations and renowned academic and research institutions. Together, all these actors work for peace, rights and well-being, touching the lives of individuals across the world. Geneva Peace Week offered an opportunity to connect and highlight the work of these actors and to expand the space for dialogue about building peace and resolving conflict.

For more information, click here.



The Review Committee on the Role of the International Health Regulations (2005) in the Ebola Outbreak and Response

The Review Committee on the Role of the International Health Regulations (2005) in the Ebola Outbreak and Response held an intersessional closed meeting from 5-9 October 2015 in Geneva.

The main scope of this session was to assess the legally binding instrument and whether or not it serves the purpose to prevent, protect against, control and provide a public health response to the international spread of disease.

To read the report, click here.

 
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8.- Meetings and Committees reports

Report on the EPH Conference in Milan, October 14-17 2015

The 8th European Public Health Conference took place in Milan, Italy, in October 2015 and was attended by over 1,500 delegates from over 65 countries worldwide.

M. Asnake (WFPHA president), M. Moore (WFPHA vice-president/president elect), I. Hernandez (Chair of the policy committee) and M. Lomazzi (HQ Executive manager) have represented the WFPHA at this Conference.

 

EPH Plenary session: for the WFPHA M. Ansake (right) and W. Ricciardi (middle)

 

The WFPHA was present in several sessions of the conference providing keynotes and chairing different sessions. A joint statement of WFPHA and EUPHA on the Refugees Crisis in Europe has been presented at Press Conference (see Point 1).

Moreover, the WFPHA has organized a breakfast meeting with the EUPHA Executive Board and WFPHA European members to discuss the main hot topics in public health in the European region. During this meeting, the “A Global Charter for the Public’s Health” has been pre-presented and obtained very positive feedbacks.


Report on the IANPHI meeting in Paris, October 14/15, 2015

IANPHI (International Association of National Public Health Institutes, or: Public Health Institutes of the World) is the umbrella organisation of National public Health Institutes worldwide, created in 2006. Over 70 countries in the world have established national public health institutes (NPHs). Some have developed over time, while others were created in a response to more recent global public health threads such as SARS and BSE. NPHIs vary in size and scope: some only focus on infectious diseases while others assume a comprehensive responsibility for research, programs and policy for almost all public health threads. IANPHI helds annual meetings; this years was hosted by the French “Institut de Veille sanitaire”, the NPHI of France, located in the outskirts of Paris.

Professor Borisch was invited to present the WFPHA and in particular the Global Charter for the Public’s Health. The presentation was scheduled on the concurrent session 6 on “Interaction   of   Public   Health   and   Law”,  so   that   Prof   Borisch’s presentation included also the possible impact of the charter on legislation and norm-setting. The meeting also made possible to discuss further collaboration between the WFPHA and IANPHI with Professor Pekka Puska, who was re-elected for a second term as president   of   IANPHI   this   same   day.   Given   the   similarities   of   visions,   both associations will strengthen their collaboration the WFPHA being the civil society face of the PH and IANPHI the states-owned side of PH action globally.

 
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9.- Publications

2015 The World Federation of Public Health Associations 's Pages - Journal of Public Health Policy

The 14th World Congress on Public Health took place in Kolkata in February 2015. Hundreds of public health leaders and experts from around the world and across India attended. We took this opportunity to present the most challenging public health problems we face in India in sessions called ‘global consultations’. Participants helped elaborate the problems and discuss how to address them. We report here on one of several topics discussed.

Consultation on: ‘Are We Putting Children in the Centre of Public Health Debate’

by Madhumita Dobe

J Public Health Pol 36: 502-513; doi:10.1057/jphp.2015.33

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Health is a key element of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, adopted by member states in March 2015 at the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, and endorsed by the UN General Assembly in June 2015.

To read the fact sheet, click here.



Every Woman, Every Child, Every Adolescent: Achievements and Prospects

On September, 26th, the independent Expert Review Group (iERG) on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health launched its fourth and final 2015 report - Every Woman, Every Child, Every Adolescent:  Achievements and Prospects.

The 2015 Report and its executive summaries in 6 official UN languages are available online.


Global Population Health and Well-Being in  the 21st Century: Toward New Paradigms, Policy and Practice 

Drawing on current research and the expertise of worldrecognized leaders in public, global, clinical, and social health in both developed and developing nations, this book delivers an evidence-based examination of 21st-century challenges in global population health and well-being. In this new text,
Dr.Lueddeke, author of Transforming Medical Education for the 21st Century, builds upon the findings of the Lancet Commission report Health Professionals for a New Century: Transforming Education to Strengthen Health Systems in an Interdependent World and brings to light such critical global challenges as cardiovascular diseases, obesity/diabetes, mental health, and poverty.

For more information, click here.


South Eastern European Journal of Public Health

The fourth volume of the South Eastern European Journal of Public Health journal is available for free download. 

 
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10.- Upcoming events

 

3rd IFEH Academic and 16th MUEHSA Scientific Conference

Tue Apr 09, 2019 Hotel Africana in Kampala, Uganda
The International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) in conjunction with Makerere University Environmental Health Students' Association (MUEHSA) announce the call for abstracts for the 3rd IFEH Academic and 16th MUEHSA Scientific Conference that will take place from 9th to 11th April 2019 at Hotel Africana in Kampala, Uganda. Read more...

Annual International Conferences on Law Enforcement and Public Health

Sun Oct 20, 2019 Edinburgh, Scottland
The annual International Conferences on Law Enforcement and Public Health brings together practitioners, researchers and policy makers from law enforcement (especially police, prosecutors and the judiciary), the breadth of public health, and local government to promote awareness of and better understand the importance of collaborations and partnerships in addressing complex social issues. Key themes at this extraordinarily multisectoral conference include mental health, violence, trauma, epidemic disease, alcohol and other drugs, marginalisation and vulnerability ... but the list of relevant issues is endless. The next conference, LEPH2019, will be in Edinburgh 20-23 October, 2019. Read more...
 
 
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