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.

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.
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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!
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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.
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Past World Congresses on Public Health

Year

Place

Attendants

2017

Melbourne, Australia

 

2015

Kolkata, India

1'650

2012

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

3'600

2009

Istanbul, Turkey

1'200

2006

Brazil

14'000

2000

China

1'300

1997

Tanzania

700

1994

Indonesia

700

1987

Mexico

500

1984

Israel

500

1981

India

700

1978

Canada

600

1975

Germany

 

Upcoming Events

Public Health 2017

Tue Jun 06, 2017 Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre
Public Health 2017 is the national forum where public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees come together to strengthen efforts to improve health and well-being, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research.
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Public Health beyond borders - Driving change with evidence

Tue Jun 20, 2017 The International Centre - Telford
Having introduced 'Evidence Into Practice' as a secondary theme for the 2016 conference, it now becomes the main theme for 2017.
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 2017 conference in Telford is the opportunity to share the latest evdence, explore new ideas and ensure that current practice is the most effective we can deliver.
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Communicable Diseases Control Conference

Mon Jun 26, 2017 Pullman Albert Park, Mellbourne VIC
The Communicable Diseases Control (CDC) Conference 2017, convened by the Communicable Diseases Network Australia, the Public Health Laboratory Network and the Public Health Association of Australia, is to be held in Melbourne from Monday 26 to Wednesday 28 June
2017.

In 2017 the Conference theme will be ‘Infectious Diseases: a global challenge’, the theme will allow consideration of the threats to health security from old and new infectious agents, and the increasing threat of antimicrobial resistance. In particular, the conference will examine how the interconnected world facilitates spread of infection.
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2017 Public Health Teaching and Training Forum

Thu Jul 20, 2017 University of Sydney Invitation to CAPHIA Teaching and Learning Forum CAPHIA 2017 PUBLIC HEALTH TEACHING A
Abstracts are invited by Sunday, 16 April 2017 for proffered papers for the CAPHIA 2016 Public Health Teaching & Learning Forum. Expressions of interest are also invited from those wishing to organise and convene a limited number of workshop sessions in relation to the main Forum theme.
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Public Health Association of South Africa 2017 Conference

Mon Sep 04, 2017 Johannesburg, South Africa
The Public Health Association of South Africa invites the South African public health community and our international colleagues to Johannesburg, South Africa for our 13th annual conference. The theme of the 2017 conference is “A Global Charter for the Public’s Health”: Implications for Public Health Practice in South Africa.
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Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2017

Wed Oct 04, 2017 Melbourne, Australia
The international Global Alcohol Policy Conference (GAPC) is the leading forum for the world’s alcohol policy makers and researchers. GAPC 2017 will be co-hosted by Foundation of Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA), National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) and Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA) in Melbourne Australia in October 2017.Engagement Opportunities Now Available
Would your organisation like to be part of GAPC 2017? If so sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are now available to participate in the leading forum for the world’s alcohol policy makers and researchers.
To view the opportunities available please click here.
Please note: Sponsorship and exhibition is not open to any person who has a conflict of interest due to financial relationships, direct or indirect, with the alcohol industry.
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10th Brazilian Congress on Epidemiology

Sat Oct 07, 2017 Florianópolis, Santa Catarina
Apresentar e discutir com a sociedade brasileira os mais recentes estudos da área, articulando análises epidemiológicas da situação de saúde dos diversos grupamentos humanos com debates sobre a equidade, as estratégias para a melhoria da qualidade de vida e os desafios sociais e científicos acerca da saúde-doença-cuidado e de seus determinantes em nosso tempo: esta tem sido a marca do Congresso Brasileiro de Epidemiologia, que teve sua primeira edição em 1990. Organizado pela Comissão de Epidemiologia da Abrasco, esse congresso é um espaço privilegiado do debate científico, municiando com relevantes informações a formulação das políticas sociais, em geral, e das de saúde, em particular.
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10th European Public Health Conference

Wed Nov 01, 2017 Stockholm, Sweden
Many European communities face new challenges in the provision of preventive and curative services. Migration, ageing populations, climate change, political upheavals and austerity measures all threaten the provision of high quality and equitable services. People’s opportunities for a healthy life are closely linked to the socio-economic conditions in which they live. Resilient and empowered communities respond better to economic, social and environmental change.
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10th European Public Health Conference - Sustaining resilient and healthy communities

Wed Nov 01, 2017 Stockholm
Abstract submission is open until 1 May 2017. Abstracts are invited for workshops, oral presentations, pitch presentations and E-posters. Prizes will be awarded for the best oral, poster and early career professional’s presentation. Do not miss the opportunity to be recognised for your hard work.
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APHA Annual Meeting and Expo

Sat Nov 04, 2017 Atlanta
APHA's Annual Meeting & Expo is where public health professionals convene, learn, network and engage with peers. With the Annual Meeting, they 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."
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Upcoming Member's Annual Meetings

10th European Public Health Conference

Wed Nov 01, 2017 Stockholm, Sweden
Many European communities face new challenges in the provision of preventive and curative services. Migration, ageing populations, climate change, political upheavals and austerity measures all threaten the provision of high quality and equitable services. People’s opportunities for a healthy life are closely linked to the socio-economic conditions in which they live. Resilient and empowered communities respond better to economic, social and environmental change.
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2017 Annual Meeting in Atlanta

Sat Nov 04, 2017 Atlanta, GA
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."
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APHA Annual Meeting and Expo

Sat Nov 04, 2017 Atlanta
APHA's Annual Meeting & Expo is where public health professionals convene, learn, network and engage with peers. With the Annual Meeting, they 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."
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Swiss Public Health Conference 2017

Wed Nov 22, 2017 Basel, Switzerland
The Swiss Public Health Conference 2017 will take place from 22 to 23 November 2017 on "Personalized and Public Health" in Basel.
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Past Events

5th Edition of the Universite de Printemps Les Démarches Innovantes en Santé

Sat May 20, 2017 Brussels, ULB, Ecole de Santé Publique
L’élan actuel à l’innovation en santé, dans différents systèmes de santé, est la clé de l’attractivité et du développement du système de santé publique. Ces approches nécessitent de nous questionner sur les partenariats en santé, les approches multidisciplinaires, les développements technologiques et les spécificités des contextes locaux et transnationaux.
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2017 FAMSA General Assembly

Fri May 19, 2017 Niger Delta University
This is to inform all those concerned that the Federation of African Medical Students’ Associations (FAMSA) General Assembly earlier scheduled to hold at the Niger Delta University from 15th – 19th of March, 2017 has been postponed till further notice.
All activities as regards this event should be stopped immediately. We regret any inconveniences caused.
This message is from the FAMSA Secretariat and the FAMSA Headquarters.
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Séminaire Scientifique des Maladies Infectieuses

Thu May 18, 2017 @08:30 - 04:00PM
Nous vous invitons à vous inscrire au séminaire scientifique ‘Diagnostic et Surveillance des Maladies infectieuses’ en cliquant ici.
Le coût de l’inscription comprend un livret des abstracts et l’accès à toute les sessions de la journée avec repas de midi (90 €) ou à une demi-journée sans repas de midi (70 €).
Clôture des inscriptions : 1 mai 2017.
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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.
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3rd Brazilian Congress on Health Policy

Thu May 04, 2017 Universidad Federal de Goia
Nós, pesquisadores, docentes, estudantes, profissionais e militantes da Saúde Coletiva, reunidos em Goiânia (GO) de 28 de julho a 1º de agosto de 2015, durante 11º Congresso Brasileiro de Saúde Coletiva reafirmamos nossos compromissos com a democracia, o desenvolvimento e o desafio do SUS universal.

A década anterior, de melhoria das condições de vida de milhões de brasileiras e brasileiros, nos incitava a apontar os limites e a querer mais: desenvolvimento sustentável, superação das desigualdades históricas, soberania nacional, democracia participativa e políticas universalistas.
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National Public Health Week will be held from the 3rd-9th of April

Sun Apr 09, 2017 United States
During the first full week of April each year, APHA brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving the nation. For nearly 20 years, APHA has served as the organizer of NPHW. Every year, the Association develops a national campaign to educate the public, policymakers and practitioners about issues related to each year's theme.
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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!
Read more...

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.
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Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research : Resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world

Fri Nov 18, 2016 Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Like the societies of which they are a part, health systems face constant new challenges. They must maintain a focus on health improvement even as they absorb unexpected shocks, respond to emerging needs and take advantage of new opportunities. At HSR2016 we will push the boundaries of health systems research in addressing the challenges of our changing world.
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Swiss Public Health Conference 2016

Tue Nov 15, 2016 Berne
Refugees and displaced persons - a challenge for the Swiss health system
15 November 2016, Berne

The theme of refugees concerns Switzerland all and according to experts, it will become even more relevant and important. Some 40,000 people applied for asylum in Switzerland during the past year. According to estimates of the Confederation, this number will be at least as high this year.
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If you wish to submit resolutions on important public health issues relevant globally and to the Federation as well, consider the wider spectrum of the New Public Health, reaching far beyond the medical paradigm. Issues such as equity, trade (the WTO), violence, social health insurance, environmental health, public health training and research, schools of public health, professional organization, 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 and the technical instructions below.

Call for Resolutions submission form

Resolution should be submitted before the 31st December 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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