GPHW2024: Opening Ceremony

GPHW2024: Opening Ceremony

GPHW2024: Opening Ceremony

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Feb 20, 2024

Global public health leaders will officially open the third edition of Global Public Health Week (GPHW) on April 8, 2024, during a dedicated online event to be held at 13:00 CEST.

The ceremony will be followed by the one-hour panel discussion “Peace as a Prerequisite for Equitable Health”, organized by the World Federation of Public Health Associations, moderated by WFPHA Executive Director, Prof. Bettina Borisch, and Prof. Luis Eugenio De Souza, WFPHA President and that will include the following speakers:

Join us to advance the importance of public health in everyone’s lives!

Internship Opportunity with WFPHA

Internship Opportunity with WFPHA

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Internship Opportunity with WFPHA

 

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Feb 14, 2024

The World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) is currently looking for an intern.

WFPHA offers a unique environment for an internship for students in international health and development. Interns are given substantial responsibility for performing activities such as researching and writing articles, establishing contact with health and development NGOs around the world, planning international conferences, and fundraising. Each internship is structured to suit the needs and interests of the intern, such as working on an individual research assignment, as well as the requirements of WFPHA.

During the internship, interns will further develop their writing and research skills and become more familiar with the key issues and actors in international health and development. They will have extensive networking opportunities as WFPHA is an international NGO in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO), and has extensive contacts with other organizations worldwide.

The internship will be done remotely.

Qualification and Experience

  • Master student or graduate degree in the area of International Relations or health-related faculties

  • Knowledge of MS Office and Adobe

  • English: A must

  • Good writing skills

  • Eager to work within a multicultural and international environment

  • A good team player with a “can-do” attitude

  • Good at multi-tasking and working with strict deadlines

Compensation

The internship is unpaid. The organization does not cover re-location expenses and does not sponsor international student visas.

Period

Starts 1st May 2024, for a minimum of 3 months. The internship may be part-time or full-time.

Application Deadline

29th February 2024

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for the internship, please send a CV and motivation letter to Dr Marta Lomazzi: marta.lomazzi@wfpha.org

Call for Submission: Casebook on Advocacy in Public Health, Volume 2

Call for Submission: Casebook on Advocacy in Public Health, Volume 2

Call for Submission: Casebook on Advocacy in Public Health, Volume 2

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Feb 6, 2024

The World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) is calling for submissions for the second volume of the Casebook on Advocacy in Public Health.

In 2021, the WFPHA published the free-access Casebook on Advocacy in Public Health to emphasize the importance of advocacy as an Essential Public Health Function by compiling 18 cases of public health advocacy from different corners of the world.

The Casebook, now in its second volume, is collecting new experiences describing advocacy efforts from around the world in order to continue assisting national public health associations and other actors to improve their capacity of influence on public health policies.

We are looking forward to receiving contributions from individuals, teams, and/or organizations such as the national associations of public health or other non-governmental organizations. Cases could involve the participation of people from diverse disciplines and professions, such as decision-makers, public health practitioners, other professionals, scholars, or consumers. We strongly encourage authors to include actions from low- and middle-income countries from all regions of the world.

The Casebook will be published by the WFPHA, and its registration and edition will be funded by the Global Health Research Group at the University Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH), Alicante, Spain.

To contribute to this Casebook, please click below to review the guidelines for authors and submit your case by March 31, 2024, 23:59 GMT.

Two Internship Opportunities with WFPHA

Two Internship Opportunities with WFPHA

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Two Internship Opportunities with WFPHA

 

News

Feb 5, 2024

The World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) is currently looking for two Interns.

The WFPHA offers a unique environment for an internship for students in international health and development. Interns are given substantial responsibility for performing activities such as researching and writing articles for the newsletter, establishing contact with health and development NGOs around the world, planning international conferences, and fundraising. Each internship is structured to suit the needs and interests of the intern, such as working on an individual research assignment, as well as the requirements of WFPHA.

During the internship, interns will further develop their writing and research skills and become more familiar with the key issues and actors in international health and development. They will have extensive networking opportunities as WFPHA is an international NGO in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) and has extensive contacts with other organizations worldwide.

Key areas:

  • Oral Health
  • People with special needs

Qualification and Experience

  • Student or graduate degree in the area of International Relations, Health-related Faculties or are enrolled in the degree program.
  • Knowledge of MS Office, Adobe
  • English: a must
  • Good writing skills
  • Eager to work within a multicultural and international environment
  • A good team player with a “can-do” attitude
  • Good at multi-tasking and working with strict deadlines

Compensation

The internship is unpaid. Remote working.

Period

Starts as soon as possible for a minimum of 3 months (full time). The internship may be part-time or full-time.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for the internship, please send a CV and motivation letter to Prof. Raman Bedi: raman.bedi@kcl.ac.uk

Tackling Inequities: WFPHA addresses Women’s Health in Aging

Tackling Inequities: WFPHA addresses Women’s Health in Aging

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Tackling Inequities: WFPHA addresses Women’s Health in Aging

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Feb 1, 2024

In January 2024, Prof. Bettina Borisch, CEO of WFPHA, took part in the “Women as They Age: Addressing the Next Inequity Frontier” event in San Diego. The event focused on the often-overlooked health disparities faced by women as they age.

Challenges for Aging Women

From menopause to senior years, women confront persistent gaps in best-practice care due to a lack of evidence, unfounded clinical assumptions, and a mismatch between the two.

Keynote and Discussion

Prof. Borisch delivered a keynote presentation on “Women as They Age,” contributing valuable insights to the dialogue around addressing health inequities for aging women.

Event Collaborators

The event was organized by the Jewish Health Foundation and Salzburg Global Seminars, dedicated to advancing healthcare understanding and fostering discussions on critical health issues.

Conclusion

The event highlighted disparities in healthcare for aging women and provided a platform for experts to advocate for positive change. WFPHA remains committed to addressing health inequities and promoting a holistic approach to women’s health.

Youth in Public Health: Navigating Challenges, Embracing Opportunities

Youth in Public Health: Navigating Challenges, Embracing Opportunities

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Youth in Public Health: Navigating Challenges, Embracing Opportunities

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Elena Chang & Hyewon Lee

Jan 31, 2024

The World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) Young WFPHA working group wraps up 2023 with a reflection on the youth’s role in shaping the future of public health. Through initiatives like Young WFPHA, UNICEF’s Voices of Youth, and the WHO’s Youth Council, the youth amplifies its voices in addressing current crises.

Despite existing healthcare challenges, opportunities arise for the next generation. Digital health, featuring transformative technologies like telehealth and wearables, opens innovative pathways. Recognizing the imperative of expanding healthcare to vulnerable populations, the Young WFPHA emphasizes health equity.

Advocating for a holistic approach to global health, the Young WFPHA underscores the importance of collective solidarity. As future public health leaders, their commitment extends beyond classrooms, standing against climate challenges, crises, and disparities.