abelin tThis year the Lifetime Achievement Award has been received by Prof. Theo Abelin.

The WFPHA confers a Lifetime Achievement Award to an individual worthy to be especially honored for his/her merits in favor of glob al public health and the WFPHA.

To read the laudatio by U. Laaser, click here.

To read the Acceptance speech of the WFPHA Lifetime Achievement Award, click here.

This year the the Hanoi School of Public Health Organizational Excellence Award went to the Hanoi School of Public Health.

The WFPHA Organizational Excellence Award was created to recognize outstanding contributions of public health by a non-governmental (NGO) organization or institution working to promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to ensure conditions in which we all can be safe and healthy.

To read the Hanoi School of Public Health presentation at the 14 World Congress on Public Health, click here.


This year the H. Leavell Award went to Dr Vishvas Chaudhary, deputy chief medical officer, RCH, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh in recognition of the astounding ground he has accomplished in eradicationg the polio virus from India.

WFPHA established this award as a memorial to one of its founding Members. Dr. Hugh R. Leavell, who was President of the American Public Health Association in 1958 and Executive Secretary of the Federation from 1968-1972, was intimately responsible for many of the early developments of the Federation, including its recognition as a non-governmental organization in official relations with the World Health Organization. In addition, Dr. Leavell was deeply involved in international health activities through his teaching with the Harvard School of Public Health, his assignments as a consultant with the Ford Foundation in India and as director of the joint APHA-WFPHA international study of voluntary health organizations.

For more information on Dr Vishvas Chaudhary activities , click here.


 2014 WFPHA Annual Report is now available. Read it!