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The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH2018) resulted in the creation of the Cape Town Declaration on Human Rights and a Tobacco-free World. The marketing and sale of tobacco is a violation of the human right to a healthy life. As is outlined in the Global Charter for the Public's Health, the WFPHA is committed to the Promotion of the public's health and the Protection of the human right to a healthy life. Thus, the WFPHA has signed this Declaration and calls upon individuals, public health organizations, and government bodies to support it as well.

To read the Declaration Summary click here 

To read the Whole Declaration click here 

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There is currently an opportunity to enable countries and researchers to access useable, directly comparable data on prison health governance, systems and administration.

During 2016 and 2017 WHO (Europe) regional office provided the questionnaire to WHO national contact points in member countries in the Europe region. So far 38 of these member countries have completed the survey, in consultation with their prison health authorities, via a system for on-line data entry.

The next stage is to expand this questionnaire to other WHO regions. A coalition is forming to undertake this work and make the minimum dataset truly global, with an initial focus on Asia Pacific countries.

The project is being developed in collaboration with the WHO (Europe) Health in Prisons Program, which will host the results on the existing platform.

To read the whole document click here.

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On March the 5TH 2018 the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) has had acknowledge about the letter that SESPAS (Sociedad Española de Salud Pública y Gestión Sanitaria) affiliated to WFPHA has remitted to you regarding the Assessment Council of Health. We agree with the two points raised by SESPAS in their letter and support them.

Any public policy on health needs a public health vision in order to be comprehensive and effective. The values and principles of public health are inherent to any action aimed at improving the health of the population as shown by the history and performance of the World Health Organization (WHO) and other global health related organizations.

We kindly ask you to reconsider the possibility of nominating a reference expert the field of public health.

Equity is among the principles of public health this is why we also would be grateful if you consider the gender issue suggested by SESPAS. We think that you as Minister not of Health, Social Services and Equity are in an unbeatable position to make decisions that have an impact on the population and promote social changes towards gender equality. To read the letter click here.

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We open an invitation to you for the International Global Health & Antimicrobial Resistance Workshop in 2018. This is an event that will provide guidance and insight to face antimicrobial resistance through the sharing of knowledge and development of innovative ideas.

This workshop will be held on May 23rd, 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. Participation in the workshop is free but registration is mandatory. Click here to register. Space is limited and it is first come first serve – do not wait to register!

This event will consist of high level keynote speakers, interactive discussion, and small group activities with an AMR theme. We are accepting theme idea's so if interested please email a brief abstract and the title/name of who will lead the small group activity to .