WFPHA and its members influence international health policy through the development and implementation of statements and policy resolutions and other advocacy initiatives, with a special focus on the Global Charter for the Public’s Health

Latest policy

Children and Young People’s Health and Rights

Submitted by Women, Children and Youth Health Working Group

This policy focuses on ensuring that children and young people have access to healthcare, education, and protection from abuse. It emphasizes:

  • Universal Health Coverage (UHC): Ensuring affordable and quality healthcare for all young people.
  • Education and Awareness: Promoting health education to empower youth.
  • Protection from Violence: Strengthening legal frameworks to safeguard children from violence and exploitation.

Understanding Vaccine Sentiment: Identifying Obstacles and Opportunities to Boost Vaccination Uptake Among Healthcare and Public Health Professionals

Submitted by International Immunization Policy Taskforce

Addressing vaccine hesitancy among healthcare and public health professionals is crucial for improving vaccination rates. This policy includes:

  • Research: Identifying the causes of vaccine hesitancy.
  • Communication: Developing strategies to address misconceptions.
  • Training: Enhancing healthcare providers’ ability to advocate for vaccinations.

Engaging police and public health sector to collaborate for the public good

Submitted by Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association (GLEPHA)

Collaboration between police and public health sectors can improve community well-being.

Key aspects of this policy are:

  • Joint Training Programs: Addressing issues like mental health and substance abuse.
  • Community Engagement: Building trust through joint initiatives.
  • Data Sharing: Improving responses to public health threats.

Indigenous Health

Submitted by Indigenous Working Group

 Improving health outcomes for Indigenous populations requires culturally sensitive approaches. This policy focuses on:

  • Cultural Competence: Providing culturally appropriate healthcare.
  • Access to Services: Enhancing healthcare access in remote areas.
  • Community Empowerment: Supporting community-led health programs.
Learn more about previous WFPHA policies