General Assembly

The WFPHA General Assembly is held in Geneva each May at the time of the World Health Assembly. As the General Assembly is primarily a business meeting to conduct the affairs of the Federation, its main delegates are the representatives of its Member associations. However, others are often in attendance, including observers and other interested parties. The scheduling of the GA, usually on the first day of the WHA facilitates the participation of WFPHA Member representatives, who may be Members of their own government delegations, as well as WHO and key government officials, including Ministers or their representatives. The General Assembly is also the time for key WFPHA Committees to meet and conduct business. They normally hold their meetings on the day before the GA and then report their decisions to the GA the next day.

III Reunión y II Asamblea General en La Habana, Cuba

Mon Apr 16, 2018 Havana, Cuba
La III Reunión y II Asamblea General en La Habana, Cuba serà en el marco de la III Convención Internacional Cuba Salud 2018 a efectuarse entre los días 16 al 20 de abril de 2018.

World Congress on Public Health

The International Congress, which takes place every three years, is a scientific conference for public health professionals from around the world. Traditionally, the International Congress is hosted by a WFPHA Member and may take place in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the host organization. WFPHA convenes a scientific conference every three years. Health and development experts from around the world gather at the Congress to share ideas, experiences, and research. The site of each Congress is determined by a bid process undertaken by WFPHA. The Federation makes a deliberate effort to circulate the location of the Congresses among the world’s different regions so that the public health professionals in a given region have a chance to highlight public health in their own region at the WFPHA Congress. This means, however, that it is unlikely that two consecutive Congresses will be held in the same region. If you are a WFPHA Member and would like to host a Congress, please contact the WFPHA Headquarter to request a bid proposal form.

The World Congress on Public Health is the triennial global knowledge exchange event of the World Federation of Public Health Associations. It brings together public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics and students from around the world.

Upcoming World Congresses on Public Health

3º Congresso de Política, Planejamento e Gestão em Saúde

Thu May 04, 2017 Rio Grande do Norte
O site oficial do 3º Congresso de Política, Planejamento e Gestão em Saúde da Abrasco, que acontecerá de 1 a 4 de maio de 2017, na capital do Rio Grande do Norte, já está no ar!

A terceira edição do congresso, que acontecerá no Centro de Convenções de Natal, tem como tema central ‘Estado e Democracia: O SUS como direito social’, e como presidente o professor Cipriano Maia, da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte.

15th World Congress on Public Health

Fri Apr 07, 2017 Melbourne, Australia
The 15th World Congress on Public Health will be a Festival of Public Health to engage researchers, practitioners, academics, administrators, policy makers, industry representatives, students and stakeholders involved in public health from all over the globe.
Early bird registration has been extended to Monday 19 December 2016!

WHO Executive Board

Wed Feb 01, 2017 Geneva, Switzerland
We would like to inform you that the WHO Executive Board meeting will take place in Geneva from 23 January-1 February.

Past World Congresses on Public Health





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Kolkata, India



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Upcoming Events

The Swiss Public Health Conference 2017

Wed Nov 22, 2017 Basel, Switzerland
Personalisierte Gesundheit aus Public-Health-Perspektive

Niemals zuvor standen uns umfassendere Daten aus zahlreicheren Quellen zur Verfügung, wodurch sich für die Gesundheitswissenschaften ganz neue Möglichkeiten ergeben.

9th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR)

Mon Nov 27, 2017 Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Vietnam Public Health Association (VPHA) is the host organization of the 9th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights in November 2017.

5th Public Health Foundation Day & International Conference

Fri Dec 08, 2017 BCPS auditorium, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
An international Conference on Public Health is going to be organized by Public Health Foundation of Bangladesh (PHFBD) along with celebration of its 5th Public Health Foundation Day on December 8th and 9th, 2017. This conference will take place at BCPS auditorium, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

International Public Health Forum on the Global Charter for the Public's Health in Cameroon

Wed Mar 14, 2018 Yaoundé/Cameroon (Central Africa)
Mindful of the need for Africa to take ownership of this innovation and given its intellectual contribution to the initial process of designing this Charter, the Cameroon Public Health Association (CAMPHA) in collaboration with the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) and the African Federation of Public Health Associations of which it is a member, takes the initiative to organize in Cameroon an international forum for the promotion (FAASP) of the new Global Charter. The forum will be structured in the following way: an inaugural conference by the WFPHA; thematic conferences in plenary; workshops; symposiums; oral communications in parallel sessions; displayed communications; side-meetings; a social program, and a closing plenary.

III Reunión y II Asamblea General en La Habana, Cuba

Mon Apr 16, 2018 Havana, Cuba
La III Reunión y II Asamblea General en La Habana, Cuba serà en el marco de la III Convención Internacional Cuba Salud 2018 a efectuarse entre los días 16 al 20 de abril de 2018.


Mon Apr 23, 2018 La Habana, Cuba
Cuba Salud 2018

“Salud Universal para el desarrollo sostenible”


1st International Perinatal TOTAL Health Congress

Wed Jun 27, 2018 Sinaia, Romania
Perinatal TOTAL Health: The First Thousand Days of Life Innovations and Transdisciplinary Collaborations

1er Congreso Internacional - Construyamos Juntos Una Sociedad Saludable

Wed Aug 01, 2018 Hotel Wyndham, Panama City
This is the first International Congress promoted by Sociedad Panameña de Salud Publica, mainly aimed at building a healthy society ("Construyamos Juntos Una Sociedad Saludable"). The Congress will take place from August 1st to August 3rd 2018 at Hotel Wyndham in Panama City. Inscriptions are already open.

2018 Annual Meeting, The Network: TUFH!

Thu Aug 16, 2018 University of Limerick, Graduate Entry Medical School, Limerick, Ireland
Community Empowerment for Health goes beyond the traditional methods of information sharing and consultation, but involves also a change in power relations, and enabling people to have more control and responsibility for their own health. Health policy makers, health organizations managers, civil and local authorities, and professional associations should attend the Annual Meeting to create even more power opportunities. The organizers will also invite the submission of abstracts containing empirical, theoretical or descriptive studies relevant to a new program for empowering communities, engaging in educational institutions, science, technology, and the arts. The event will include also Mini-workshops and Pre-Conference Workshops, followed by TUFH talks.

Registrations open on November 13th, and the deadline for submission is January 15th, 2018.

Upcoming Member's Annual Meetings

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Past Events

2017 Annual Meeting in Atlanta

Wed Nov 08, 2017 Atlanta, GA, United States
APHA's Annual Meeting & Expo is where public health professionals convene, learn, network and engage with peers. With the Annual Meeting, we strengthen the profession of public health, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research. Come experience APHA. This year's theme is "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health."

10th European Public Health Conference - Sustaining resilient and healthy communities

Sat Nov 04, 2017 Stockholm, Sweden
The European Public Health Conference Foundation, the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the Swedish Association of Social Medicine are pleased to invite you to the 10th European Public Health Conference.
The 10th European Public Health Conference will be held in the Stockholmsmässan

WHO Global Conference on NCDs

Fri Oct 20, 2017 Montevideo, Uruguay
From 18-20 October, 2017, world leaders will meet to promote health and national development through taking action to beat noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic lung diseases, and diabetes.

A saúde das mulheres, seus filhos e filhas em destaque no 10º Congresso Brasileiro de Epidemiologia

Wed Oct 11, 2017 Florianópolis, Brazil


10th Brazilian Congress on Epidemiology

Wed Oct 11, 2017 Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
É com muita satisfação que a Comissão de Epidemiologia da Associação Brasileira de Saúde Coletiva (ABRASCO) anuncia a realização do X Congresso Brasileiro de Epidemiologia.

Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2017

Fri Oct 06, 2017 Melbourne, Australia
The international Global Alcohol Policy Conference (GAPC) is the leading forum for the world’s alcohol policy makers and researchers.

French Society of Public Health - SFSP Bi-annual Conference

Fri Oct 06, 2017 Amiens, France
Thurs, Fri, & Sat Oct 4-6, 2017 in Amiens, France

Congrès ADELF-SFSP "Sciences et acteurs en santé : articuler connaissances et pratiques "

Ouvert aux chercheurs, enseignants, acteurs de terrains, décideurs…, il offre un espace aussi large et interactif que possible pour se rencontrer et débattre.


PHANZ 2017 Conference | Valuing Connections, Connecting Values

Wed Oct 04, 2017 ?tautahi Christchurch, New Zealand
Join us in Ōtautahi Christchurch for the 2017 Public Health Association of New Zealand Conference to explore the connections and values of public health. The focus is on place and environments, people and communities, knowledge and wellbeing, as we work to continue building a healthier, stronger, connected Aotearoa New Zealand.

Primer congreso de la Asociación Colombiana de Salud Pública

Fri Sep 29, 2017 Bogotá, Colombia
"Grandes desafíos de la salud pública en Colombia: Un camino para la paz"

Gran Simposio "Un Mundo saludable"

Tue Sep 26, 2017 Centro de Convenciones de la Ciudad de Saber
El propósito de Simposio es promover, influenciar y estimular, junto a todos los actores que conforman la sociedad panameña, incluyendo las comunidades, la participación activa en la producción y protección de la salud de la población, cuyo retorno social será una piedra angular para la sostenibilidad del desarrollo económico, social y humano de nuestro Panamá.

We strongly encourage you to develop policy papers and statements and to advocate with us for a better local and global public health!

If you wish to submit resolutions or statements on important public health issues relevant locally and globally and to the Federation as well, please consider the wider spectrum of the Global Public Health, reaching far beyond the medical paradigm. Issues such as equity, trade, violence, social health insurance, environmental health, public health training and research, themes impacting on schools of public health, professional organizations, and workforce development – to mention only a few – have an impact on the health of the people.

You can reach a worldwide audience by passing a resolution in the next WFPHA Assembly. To submit your resolution, please follow the Guidance on Development of Policy (updated in 2017) and the technical instructions below.

Call for Policy Resolutions and Statements on Global Public Health Issues

Resolutions should be submitted by December 31st of the year preceding the Annual General Assembly (or 3 months before the World Congress of Public Health) through the on-line system above.

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