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The WFPHA was honored to have a display of the Global Charter for the Public’s Health at the International Scientific Conference and Health Fair hosted by the Public Health Foundation of Bangladesh. This event marked the 5th anniversary of the founding of the Public Health Foundation of Bangladesh and the Health Fair was the first of its kind in the country. Congratulations on a successful event!

The WFPHA calls upon national public health associations to continue to share and promote the Global Charter and to fully embrace its services of protection, prevention and health promotion as well as its four enabler functions of good governance, accurate information, effective advocacy and capacity building. Utilization of these services and functions will serve as a pathway to resilient health systems globally.

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The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH2018) resulted in the creation of the Cape Town Declaration on Human Rights and a Tobacco-free World. The marketing and sale of tobacco is a violation of the human right to a healthy life. As is outlined in the Global Charter for the Public's Health, the WFPHA is committed to the Promotion of the public's health and the Protection of the human right to a healthy life. Thus, the WFPHA has signed this Declaration and calls upon individuals, public health organizations, and government bodies to support it as well.

To read the Declaration Summary click here 

To read the Whole Declaration click here 

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There is currently an opportunity to enable countries and researchers to access useable, directly comparable data on prison health governance, systems and administration.

During 2016 and 2017 WHO (Europe) regional office provided the questionnaire to WHO national contact points in member countries in the Europe region. So far 38 of these member countries have completed the survey, in consultation with their prison health authorities, via a system for on-line data entry.

The next stage is to expand this questionnaire to other WHO regions. A coalition is forming to undertake this work and make the minimum dataset truly global, with an initial focus on Asia Pacific countries.

The project is being developed in collaboration with the WHO (Europe) Health in Prisons Program, which will host the results on the existing platform.

To read the whole document click here.


On March the 5TH 2018 the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) has had acknowledge about the letter that SESPAS (Sociedad Española de Salud Pública y Gestión Sanitaria) affiliated to WFPHA has remitted to you regarding the Assessment Council of Health. We agree with the two points raised by SESPAS in their letter and support them.

Any public policy on health needs a public health vision in order to be comprehensive and effective. The values and principles of public health are inherent to any action aimed at improving the health of the population as shown by the history and performance of the World Health Organization (WHO) and other global health related organizations.

We kindly ask you to reconsider the possibility of nominating a reference expert the field of public health.

Equity is among the principles of public health this is why we also would be grateful if you consider the gender issue suggested by SESPAS. We think that you as Minister not of Health, Social Services and Equity are in an unbeatable position to make decisions that have an impact on the population and promote social changes towards gender equality. To read the letter click here.