The Indigenous Working Group of the World Federation of Public Health Associations has been invited to the Global Conference on Primary Health care starting today in Astana, Kazakhstan. The  World Health Organization called them to demonstrate Indigenous knowledge and moderation technique as part of the Empowering People at the Centre of Primary Health Care conference session.

Adjunct-Associate Professor Carmen Parter, Co-Chair of the Indigenous Working Group from Australia and Ms Emma Rawson Co-vice Chair and Public Health Association of New Zealand executive committee member, will be representing the Working Group. 

 “The Indigenous Working Group and WFPHA are honoured to be recognised as an important force bringing Indigenous knowledge and cultural practices to global discussions on primary health care. This conference is a significant international event bringing together health experts and world leaders which also celebrates the 40thanniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration and a renewed commitment to health for all, and for the working group to be part of this is very exciting.” Said Professor Parter.

Read the full press release here

 

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