Letter of the
President on the MDGs Project
Whether the MDGs can still be achieved until 2015 as
envisaged is under debate while some of the earlier positive trends seem to
have been reverted in the wake of the financial crisis. In addition there are
big disparities between countries and within.
The Executive Board of WFPHA
has agreed to execute a survey among its member organizations on the role of
the public health workers in their country and the experience of their members
with the MDG related international and national policies and programs
(beyond the statistical/epidemiological analysis).
This project will be
conducted by the WFPHA secretariat (Project coordinator: M. Lomazzi;
co-investigator: L. Tapia) from March to Mai 2012 and will consist in a
quali-quantitaive questionnaire that could be completed on line or by direct
The questionnaire will be
available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Arab while
interview could be performed in English, French, Spanish or Chinese.
Therefore, we kindly require
each of our member PHAs to send us (to: leticia ) by end February 2012
the names and contact details (see attached file) of 3 people that
have been involved in MDGs projects in your association or country. We
recommend selecting 3 independent professionals with different backgrounds and
fields/areas of activities.
I consider this project of highest importance for the Federation
and worldwide as almost all other reports and analyses are restricted to the
statistical aspect and do not take into account the individual experience of
public health professionals working in the field. I therefore strongly
recommend you to actively answer to this call.
Thank you very much!
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CALL FOR EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION EXTENDED
Early Bird Registration for the 13th World Congress on Public Health has been extended to February 29.
registration forms must be submitted by email or by fax to the Congress
Secretariat in Addis Ababa or the WFPHA Secretariat in Geneva. Although
on-site registration will be available, it is recommended to register
THE WFPHA GOT
WHO consultation with Member States on the global monitoring framework and
suggested targets for NCDs.
WHO has posted, on its website, the
report of the 15 December “Informal Dialogue” with NGOs.
A discussion Paper
on monitoring and targets has bee issued on 21 December.
Another posting by WHO of great interest is the record of
the meeting of UN agencies on 8 December to agree follow-up to NCD Summit:
The World Heart Federation has just produced a new
factsheet on NCDs, should anyone have use for it for NCD advocacy.
Message from the NCD Alliance Network
about NCDs featured prominently at the WHO Executive Board (EB) all
last week and the NCD community had a significant impact on
deliberations by Member States – both those represented on the Board and
those in attendance.The EB made some progress in defining a process
and timeline for work on NCDs but lack of resources at WHO for this work
remains a serious concern.
The following update includes
brief details on:
1.The main NCD resolution on WHO’s work plan in relation to the Political Declaration (PD)
2.The timeline agreed through the resolution
3.NCDA lobbying during the week and discussions on NCDs outside the EB meeting
4.Resolutions on access to active ageing and mental health; papers on Social Determinants and Rio+20
To follow up on these issues, go to the NCD Alliance Website
All resolutions/decisions by the
EB on various WHO items of business, including MDGs, NCDs, SDH and other
issues, have been posted on the WHO’s website.
We encourage all PHAs to access and read them.
Two new Position Statements of CPHA
health and social impacts of both the use of and policies related to
tobacco and alcohol in Canada are substantial, in terms of costs to the
health system, costs to individuals and their families, and costs to
society. They are also largely preventable.
In January 2012, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) released two new position statements. In The Winnable Battle: Ending Tobacco Use in Canada,
CPHA advocates for a tobacco-free Canada by the year 2035 and calls
upon all levels of government, the non-governmental sector, citizens and
the public health community to work together to achieve this goal. This
CPHA position paper, which uses the Framework Convention on Tobacco
Control as its basis, encourages the Government of Canada to continue
its leadership within a pan-Canadian strategy for tobacco control
through the renewal of an enhanced Federal Tobacco Control Strategy.
The second CPHA position paper, Too High a Cost: A Public Health Approach to Alcohol Policy in Canada,
outlines a strategy that brings together a combination of
population-based and targeted policy and programmatic interventions that
can effectively reduce the harm and burden caused by alcohol. The CPHA
statement is consistent with the WHO Global Alcohol Strategy that Canada
endorsed in 2010 and builds upon the Canadian National Alcohol Strategy
(2007) and the recently released Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking
We invite the World Federation of Public Health Associations to inform its members about these new position statements. They are available in electronic format on CPHA's webpage.
y Desafíos de la Asociación Nicaraguense de Salud Pública (ANSAP)
Dr. Victor Méndez-Dussán
Nicaragüense de Salud Pública
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The Federation's Pages
"An invisible epidemic: Preventing unintentional injuries
among children and youth – A priority for national Public Health
The February 2012
issue of the Journal of Public Health Policy is now available online.
The Graduate Institute Geneva and its Global Health Programme's Newsletter (December)
EUPHA's Newsletter (December)
Please find here the table of contents of the 1st issue of the European Journal of Public Health 2012.
We would like to remind you that your subscription to the EJPH is organised through the EUPHA database. Please go to the following link and login in as a member.
submissions of papers for a Public Health
Reports special issue
Focused on applying
social determinants of health to public health practice
This Call represents the third in a series of special issues
published by the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention focused on public health and social
determinants of health (SDH).
The first special issue is focused
Addressing Social Determinants of Health
in the Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually
Transmitted Infections, and Tuberculosis
The second special issue is focused on:
Data systems and their use in addressing
social determinants of health (SDH)
The third special issue will be published in May/June
Once published the supplement will be available online with free
access to download articles.
A Critical Shift to Chronic Conditions: Learning From the
Early Bird Registration for the Geneva
Health Forum 2012 is OPEN
Register now for Geneva Health Forum and enjoy an early bird
rate, deadline: 20 February. To register, click
innovative format for stakeholder participation articulated in Agenda
21, known as “the Major Groups”, affords a high level of engagement for
representatives within the Rio+20 process.
Accreditation and Registration to Rio+20 Now Open
More information by visiting the following link
Global Health & Innovation Conference 2012
Presented by Unite For Sight,
9th Annual Conference
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 21 - Sunday, April 22, 2012
CALL FOR ACTION
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WFPHA MEMBER's COMMUNICATION
Lessons From Past Resolutions
The purpose of this short report is to review some
of the history of WFPHA Resolutions and Position Papers since1978, when a paper
prepared by the WFPHA served as one of the major inputs for the Conference of
Alma Ata on Primary Health Care. Since the 1990s, Resolutions have occupied an
important place in the life of the Federation and the discussions at its General
Assemblies. As a rule, resolutions have to be proposed by member associations,
but more practically, many reflect the expertise and concerns of individuals,
mostly in academic positions, who had chosen to participate in Federation
activities through their national Public Health Association and in turn to make
use of WFPHA’s international prestige and connections to better reach the advocacy
goals related to their academic work. These individuals were or still are professionally
involved in international working groups or in negotiations in preparation of
international treaties, and thus have been well placed to judge when and how a
WFPHA resolution could have a practical effect.
Read more here
A great thank you also to Heidi who has rewritten and formatted all past resolutions.
New Intern at the WFPHA
Miss Leticia Tapia
started her internship at the WFPHA in January 2012 for a period of 6 months.
She is a Mexican student of International Relations that came to Switzerland 3
years ago to complete her studies. Her project at the Federation focuses on
MDGs. More information about this activity will be soon available.
On behalf of the World Federation of Public
Health Association’s Executive Board, we want to thank Dr. Mika Gissler and the other members
of the 2015 World Congress Bid Selection Committee. The selection of a
successful bid is an important item of business for WFPHA, as the World
Congress is the most visible event that we offer. The Board will take the
Committee’s recommendation into consideration at its next meeting.
The active involvement of representatives
of WFPHA member associations as volunteer advisors and technical experts is
critical to the Federation’s capacity to function. We appreciate the time and
effort of the members invested in this process.
The World Justice Project and the WFPHA
Letter from Bill Neukom
WFPHA GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2012 IN ADDIS ABABA
The General Assembly of the WFPHA will take place
on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 12:30 in Addis Ababa. In order to
help us plan for this event, I am asking WFPHA members to please confirm
whether or not a representative of their public health association will attend
this event. Please note that WFPHA member associations will be
responsible for covering their own travel and accommodation costs.
Could you please send confirmation whether your public
health association will be represented at the WFPHA General Assembly to Laetitia Bourquin by March 19, at the latest?
We hope that your public health association will
be able to attend the General Assembly.
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