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The President of WFPHA, Michael Moore, recently wrote a letter to the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, on Canada’s proposed legislation to legalize and regulate cannabis.

WFPHA sustains the Government of Canada’s decision to enact legislation to legalize the non-medical production, distribution, and use of cannabis.

President Moore also states that legalizing cannabis does not mean ignoring the significant health risks associated with this substance. The legislation must recognize and consider the real risks associated with cannabis consumption, to ensure that it includes disease/injury prevention, harm reduction approaches, and the means/tools to prevent consumption among children and adolescents.

What Canada does with respect to the legalization of cannabis could be point of reflection for the world.

To view the entire letter, please click here.

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Dear All,
in occasion of the 50th Anniversary of WFPHA here 3 videos we made collecting many interviews amongst public health professionals and experts. 

Milestones of Public Health in th elast 50th years:

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The Role of Public Health

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The Future of Public Health 

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Photo Competition Video

Thank you to everyone who participated in the photo contest for the 50th Anniversary of the World Federation of Public Health Associations.

The contest was a great success! We received over 145 excellent photographs from over 30 different countries, identifying various achievements and challenges in public health. A selection panel made up of WFPHA representatives and leaders in public health have now watched the video of all the entries and have selected the three best photographs.

We would like to congratulate the following individuals for beings selected as our winners:

1st winner

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Title: Kangaroos of Colombia: An innovative, effective and economical method that guarantees the survival of preterm infants.

Description: A young mother, a beneficiary of the kangaroo mother's program at the Instituto Materno Infantil in Bogotá - Colombia, protects and welcomes in her breast her little baby, who receives maternal affection while taking a recommended bath of sunlight.

Name: Hernando Nieto – Herminso Ruiz.

Organization: Colombian Pubic Health Association.

Country: Colombia

2nd winner

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Title: Giving girls a chance.

Description: Samata Project: the Samata intervention aims to reduce HIV risk among adolescent girls in Bijapur and Bagalkot Districts by increasing their rates of secondary school enrolment and completion.

Name: Guy Natanel.

Organization: Documental Films.

Country: India

3rd winner

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Title: Male Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer Campaign - Breast cancer awareness

Description: Create awareness about male breast Cancer which is an ignored issue.

Name: Felisters Bosibori Ondari.

Organization: Mol University.

Country: Kenya

The prize ceremony will be held on Thursday April the 6th at 10.30am in Plenary Room 1 at the World Congress on Public Health in Melbourne.

The prizes are as follows:

1st Prize: Fitbit Charge 2

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2nd Prize: Kindle

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3rd Prize: Amazon or iTunes gift card

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The three best photographs will be printed and displayed at the WFPHA booth at the WCPH in Melbourne. They will also be spread on our social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram) and website. You can view the video of the photo contest on youtube. This video is shared in our network of over 120 public health organizations around the world, on the WFPHA website and social media accounts and at the 15th World Congress on Public Health in Melbourne.

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WFPHA sincerely thanks you all for not only your contribution to our competition, but also for your contribution to the field of global public health and all that it advocates for.

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With a unanimous vote of 61 for, and 0 against the adoption of the law, all parties and members voted to adopt tobacco control measures, which will include plain packaging, advertisement bans on tobacco products, and increasing and earmarking excise tax. Despite previously expressed reservations or opposition from a number of parties and members, all ultimately voted in support of the law, which will come into force with multi-party support from 2020. This is a terrific outcome for our colleagues in Slovenia and in WHO Europe who have done much to support the progression of the law and its adoption.

Michael Moore

The World Federation of Public Health Associations would like to congratulate our President Michael Moore on his newly received honour. On Australia Day, 26th of January 2017, Prof. Michael Moore became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of his significant service to community health, particularly to social policy reform, and to the community of the Australian Capital Territory. The Order of Australia is an order of chivalry, established to recognize Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or meritorious service.

Prof. Moore said “these things are always also a recognition of those around who offer their support, encouragement and ideas. I have been fortunate for many decades to be surrounded by people working for a better world and fairer, healthier communities. It is part of the joy of working in public health”.