Webinars & Workshops
WFPHA organises annual webinars and workshops
in line with the Global Charter for the Public’s Health
Throughout the year, in order to strengthen advocacy and awareness and to support public health professionals, the WFPHA held various webinars and workshops focusing on such topics as immunisation, equity, leadership, essential public health functions, and digital and oral health.
First, we had the privilege to discuss the digital health futures report from the Lancet’s and Financial Times Commission on Governing Health Futures 2030 with Ilona Kickbusch and Anurag Agarwal. We also discussed how to advance essential public health functions to prevent the next pandemic with James Fitzgerald, Director of Health Systems and Services at PAHO.
We likewise hosted high-level webinars, including a webinar with members of the WFPHA Public Health Leadership Coalition that concentrated on leadership in the pandemic, and a webinar with our partner organization, the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, that centered on the need for peace as a prerequisite for health.
Additionally, we hosted a series of webinars on immunisation as an essential preventive measure, focusing on value-based immunisation and polio eradication, discussing the best approaches with politicians and opinion leaders from the WHO, Rotary and renowned universities, such as Dragoș Pîslaru, Siddhartha Datta, David Bloom, Michel Zaffran and K.R. Ravindran.
Lastly, as a mechanism to provide better public information and elucidate current knowledge surrounding public health challenges, especially with regard to the current COVID-19 pandemic, WFPHA hosted the series “Public Health Answers”.