On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General, has congratulated WFPHA for its anniversary and contribution to Global Public Health.

Letter from WHO to congratulate WFPHA on its 50th Anniversary

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Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director, congratulates WFPHA on its 50th Anniversary.

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5050Several activities have been lead in occasion of the 50th Anniversary of WFPHA. There were three videos collecting interviews amongst public health professionals and experts. The videos were about the main achievements and challenges in public health and the role that WFPHA played in the last 50th years.

A photo competition on the same topics have been held and the winners have been awarded during the 15th World Congress on Public Health.

Last but not least, WFPHA published an article in the Journal of Public Health Policy on 50 years of international leadership for a healthy global society. To read an overview of the 50th Anniversary activities view here


Milestones of Public Health

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Role of Public Health

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Future of Public Health

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World Federation of Public Health Associations: 50 years of international leadership for a healthy global society

Journal of Public Health Policy, 2017  DOI:10.1057/s41271-017-0065-0

This article, co-authored by James Chauvin, Margaret Hilson and Russell Morgan Jr, was published in February 2017 for the WFPHA's 50th Anniversary and provides an overview of the formulation, history and future of the Federation.

To read the full article, click here.

50th Anniversary Photo Competition

WFPHA has led a photo contest inviting public health professionals to submit photos describing public health achievements of the last 50 years and challenges in public health to be faced in the next future. The contest was a great success! We received over 145 excellent photographs from over 30 different countries, identifying various achievements and challenges in public health. A selection panel made up of WFPHA representatives and leaders have selected the three best photographs.

1st winner

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Title: Kangaroos of Colombia: An innovative, effective and economical method that guarantees the survival of preterm infants.

Description: A young mother, a beneficiary of the kangaroo mother's program at the Instituto Materno Infantil in Bogotá - Colombia, protects and welcomes in her breast her little baby, who receives maternal affection while taking a recommended bath of sunlight.

Name: Hernando Nieto – Herminso Ruiz.

Organization: Colombian Pubic Health Association.

Country: Colombia

2nd winner

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Title: Giving girls a chance.

Description: Samata Project: the Samata intervention aims to reduce HIV risk among adolescent girls in Bijapur and Bagalkot Districts by increasing their rates of secondary school enrolment and completion.

Name: Guy Natanel.

Organization: Documental Films.

Country: India

3rd winner

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Title: Male Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer Campaign - Breast cancer awareness

Description: Create awareness about male breast Cancer which is an ignored issue.

Name: Felisters Bosibori Ondari.

Organization: Mol University.

Country: Kenya

The three best photographs have been printed and displayed at the WFPHA booth at the WCPH in Melbourne. They are on our social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram) and website. You can view the video of the photo contest on youtube. This video is shared in our network of over 115 public health organizations around the world.

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WFPHA sincerely thanks you all for not only your contribution to our competition, but also for your contribution to the field of global public health and all that it advocates for.

Vignettes of WFPHA  past presidents and secretary general

Most of WFPHA past presidents and secretary general have been presented through dedicated vignettes that have been highlighted at the WFPHA booth at the 15th WCPH. To see the vignettes, click here.

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