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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.