The 14th World Congress on Public Health on February 15, 2015 in Kolkata, India with delegates gathered from 70 countries around the globe call upon health care providers, government leaders, and all representatives of civil society to take urgent action to mitigate environmental conditions that are contributing to the deaths and diseases of millions of inhabitants of our small planet.

The delegates declared
The time for study and debate is past for the vast majority of the social, environmental and economic killers that stalk human kind. The time for action has arrived. As public health experts from all corners of the globe we declare that the evidence is clear.

To read the Kolkata Call to Action, click here.

Two resolutions on Oral Cancer prevention and Dental public health workforce, submitted by the Oral Health Working group of the WFPHA, have been passed by the WFPHA General Assembly.

For more information on the Resolutions and the Oral Health Working Group, click here.

Support for WHO evidence-based publication on electronic cigarettes

The World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) strongly supports the evidence-based position taken by the World Health Organization (WHO) following publication of its report on the issue of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), more commonly known as electronic cigarettes – or e-cigarettes.

To read the full statement, click here.

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.