Covid – 19
The WFPHA has enhanced multiple advocacy activities since the beginning of the pandemic to stand for health equity and to collectively reduce the devastating impacts of COVID-19. Statements, videos, articles and strategic communications through WFPHA media and social media has been key to support our association members in their efforts.
Along with nearly 100 organizations worldwide, the WFPHA has released a detailed call to action for G20 countries towards an equitable and human rights-focused response to the COVID-19 pandemic and has supported the InterAction Council pandemic emergency framework for countries and communities.
In light of the need for international collaboration, the WFPHA has also focused on President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to suspend the United States’ funding to the WHO in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The International Immunization Task Force has hosted a three-part webinar series on vaccination, particularly as it pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic and equitable access to immunisation.
To highlight the central role of public health in the pandemic and to encourage awareness and advocacy, the WFPHA has hosted a photo contest, asking for submissions that showcase individual and country-specific experiences and challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis.
Currently, WFPHA is focusing on the implementation of its “Statement on COVID-19 Immunization and Equitable Access to Vaccines ” at national and international levels.