WFPHA Newsletter May 2016

If you can't see this e-mail properly, view it online
   
WFPHA-enewsletter
 
  In this Newsletter:

 

 
  ---  
 

1.- World Health Assembly Side Event

Immunisation for All Ages – Calls to Action

IFAA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WFPHA signed The Immunisation for All Ages manifesto calling for improving the uptake rates of immunisation throughout life globally. This falls in line with The Charter and WFPHA core values. The full manifesto is available here.


Letter to President of the Regional Government of Andalusia: Reconsidering the Proposed Plan to Close the Andalusian School of Public Health

wfpha main logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On February 3, 2020, the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA), sent a letter to the President of the Regional Government of Andalusia (Junta de Andalucía) Mr. Juan Manuel Moreno Bonilla to request reconsidering the plan to close the Andalusian School of Public Health (Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública - EASP).

The Andalusian School of Public Health is an institution of enormous prestige in the public health community, having a particular impact at the international level, particularly in Latin America. Closing this school would be a serious loss, because the School was accredited as a collaborating centre of the World Health Organization- a rare recognition that expresses its value, and one that should not be lost.

To read the letter click here.


The Lofoten Declaration: Climate Leadership Requires a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production

Lofoten Declaration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WFPHA joined a global network of organizations in signing the Lofoten Declaration, an international manifesto calling for the end to both hydrocarbon exporation and further expansion of fossil fuel reserves in the critical quest to mitigate climate change and facilitate a just and rapid transition to a low-carbon economy. This falls in line with The Charter and WFPHA's strong assertion that a world conducive to public health can only be secured with new and unprecedented levels of climate leadership. 

 


World Environmental Health Day – An annual reminder for action for everyday of the year

World Environmental Health Day – An annual reminder for action for everyday of the year

By Dr Liz Hanna. Chair Environmental Health Working Group

Initiated by the International Federation of Environmental Health, World Environmental Health Day - is to be celebrated annually on 26 September. The 2019 theme was Climate change challenges, time for global Environmental Health to act in unison

Environmental Health is re-emerging as a core issue for public health. The World Health Organization reports that, roughly a quarter of all human disease and death in the world can be attributed to environmental factors.

To thrive, humans need ready and affordable access to clean air, clean nutritious food and clean water. Global population growth, combined with industrialization of processes of resource extraction, food production and waste generation have degraded the global environment. Precious water supplies are contaminated, and 9 out of every 10 people breath polluted air. Oceans are filling with plastics. Chemicals are ubiquitous, and through relentless burning of fossil fuels for energy, we have even interfered with the climatic systems that support ecosystems and agriculture.

Once, the earth could supply all human needs and replenish what we used. Yet by 2019, collectively, humanity had used all that the earth could sustainably generate by July 29th, known as Earth Overshoot Day, which creeps forward every year, as humanity’s demands keep growing, and we continue to generate waste.

Essentially our patterns of consumption are killing us. If everyone on the planet lived as Americans do, we would need 5 planets to support us all, 4.1 if everyone lived as the Australians do, yet only 0.7 Earths would be required if everyone consumed like the average Indian. The Japanese need 7.7 Japans to support their national consumptive patterns, the British need 4 Britains, and the Chinese need a landmass of 3.8 China’s to supply all their needs. To calculate your personal ecological footprint and find out your Earth Overshoot Day, visit the following link: https://www.footprintcalculator.org/

Destruction of the Earth’s ecosystems is a health issue, an equity issue and ultimately, a survival issue. Armed with this knowledge, humanity needs to adjust how we treat the earth that supports us. We must curb our consumption, consider our fellow humans and strive for a more just world. To ignore this plight is tantamount to marching relentlessly towards a gruesome contaminated and brutal future.

We can no longer take the environment for granted. We urge everyone, all public health practitioners to lead the transition to a more caring and mores sustainable society.


World Leaders Should Reject Engagement with the Tobacco Industry

STOP header

The WFPHA co-signed an open letter calling on delegates of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to reject engagement and partnership with the tobacco industry. This falls in line with The Charter and WFPHA's belief that the public health community must be united to protect the world from tobacco industry interference.

The STOP partners have posted the letter to delegates on exposetobacco.org and can be read in full HERE.

 


Letter to the Queensland Premier: expressing concern for the opening of new coal mines in Australia

Coal Mine

The WFPHA has written a letter to the Queensland Premier to support the position of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and the Doctors for the Environment of Australia (DEA). In this letter, the WFPHA expresses concern for the negative impacts of opening new coal mines on the health of employees, local population, Australia and the world. The WFPHA urges the Queensland Premier to reconsider her decision regarding the opening of new coal mines such as Adani’s Carmichael mine in the Galilee Basin of Queensland. 

For more information, click here


 
  ---  
 

 

2.- Point 1

 Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

Liget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum doLiget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum dolor sit amesent.

 
  ---   
 

 

3.- Point 2

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

Liget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum doLiget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum dolor sit amesent.

 
   ---  
 

 

4.- News from our Members

Member 1

Liget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum doLiget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum dolor sit amesent.


Member 2

Liget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum doLiget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum dolor sit amesent.


Member 3

Liget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum doLiget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum dolor sit amesent.

 
   ---  
 

 

5.- Members' Newsletters

 
  ---
 
 
 

 

6.- WFPHA Members Communication

2015 Annual Report

The 2015 annual report is already available.

 
   ---  
 

 

7.- WFPHA Working Groups

Oral Health Working Group

Oral health needs to be placed high on the health agenda of policy and decision-makers in the world and to be integrated in a disease prevention approach. That's what emphasizes the working group's statement under the health systems item of the 69th World Health Assembly.

 

Statement on the integration of oral health into primary health care and public health systems

World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) speaking note

 

Excellences and Distinguished Colleagues,

The WFPHA is an international, nongovernmental organization composed of multidisciplinary national public health associations with an oral health working group.

The World Health Organization Global Oral Health Programme has worked hard over the years to put oral health high on the health agenda of policy and decision-makers in the world and has emphasized the importance of an integrated disease prevention approach. Oral diseases have common risk factors with other major chronic and non-communicable diseases and can be addressed through the integration of oral health within public health systems.

The WFPHA is aware that to recognize oral health as an integral part of overall health, public health care systems globally must include a comprehensive approach to oral health using the following strategies: integration of oral health into primary health care systems, mechanisms for inter-professional collaboration, community based prevention, and oral health promotion among all healthcare providers.

If we are to achieve this aim, we need to train a cadre of public health leaders, champions who can drive forward progressive agendas and spearhead systemic change at local, national and global levels, mobilizing a genuine political acknowledgement of, engagement with and leadership for the public’s health supported by a global public health system integrating oral health.

The WFPHA therefore urges that particular attention is paid to addressing this problem through high-level continuous education and training of leaders who can implement strategies and advocate for better oral health. This shall be the beginning of a process embracing the development of strategic capacities for all professionals that will be part of a new health era, more dedicated to common integrated preventive solutions.

Thanks you!


WG 2

Liget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum doLiget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum dolor sit amesent.

 
  ---   
 

 

8.- What's on

WORLD

Liget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum doLiget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum dolor sit amesent.


Subtitle

Liget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum doLiget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum dolor sit amesent.



EUROPE

Subtitle

Liget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum doLiget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum dolor sit amesent.

Subtitle

Liget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum doLiget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum dolor sit amesent.



OTHER REGION

Subtitle

Liget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum doLiget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum dolor sit amesent.

Subtitle

Liget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum doLiget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum dolor sit amesent.

 
   ---  
 

 

9.- Meetings and Committees reports

Commonwealth Meeting

Liget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum doLiget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum dolor sit amesent.

 
  ---   
 

 

10.- Publications

Title

Liget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum doLiget, volutpat esvft sem. Praesent auctor posuere orci, sit amet molee. Integer nec scelerisque quam. Lore uctor posum ipsum dolor sit amesent.

 
  ---   
 

 

11.- Upcoming events

No events
 
 
  Follow us | facebook twitter  rss