Global Public Health Week
During Global Public Health Week (GPHW), the WFPHA brings together institutions, communities, and public health actors from around the world to recognize the contributions of public health and its workforce. This annual event engenders discussion on the best practices and missing gaps fundamental to disease prevention and the promotion of health and wellbeing.
Public health has been the “invisible guardian” of our health for decades. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the public health field more apparent and appreciated. However, the risk of regression post-pandemic is high. We cannot lose this momentum; we need to act now to prevent the next pandemic. Making public health visible and understood is a key step for emergency preparedness. Facilitating sharing of the knowledge, resources and barriers faced by public health professionals globally is key to improving public health in all contexts.
Global Public Health Week commences on April 4th 2022, with the theme “Public Health Matters: Building the New Future”. It will be a hybrid event, combining face to face and digital gatherings worldwide.
In addition to the week’s theme, each day will focus on a specific theme:
- Monday, 4 April: Building COVID-19 Resilience
- Tuesday, 5 April: Reversing Climate Disaster
- Wednesday, 6 April: Achieving Health Equity
- Thursday, 7 April: Strengthening Public Health Associations and Communities
- Friday, 8 April: Preventing the Next Pandemic
The list of events is now available.
For more information please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We may be physically distant from each other, but we are united for the health of the public. Join us in this initiative to make public health stronger!