The group is dedicated to increase dental public health globally through effective advocacy, innovative partnerships and collaborations, and the implementation of WFPHA Global Charter for the Public’s Health within the oral health setting.
The group aims to influence international policy on environmental health and brings a public health approach to the environmental advocacy community.
The group supports the implementation of tobacco control policies at the national and international level including the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
The group assists in reducing the health disparity and inequities experienced by Indigenous people globally through collective advocacy.
Adrian Te Patu
Public Health Professionals’ Education and Training
The group develops strategies to globally harmonise essential public health functions and competencies based on practice needs and performance standards.
NCDs prevention & Health promotion
The group provides direct input to Codex Alimentarius on behalf of WFPHA and supports the implementation of WFPHA’s policy on nutrition labelling. The group advocates and joins missions with the WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs (GCM/NCD).
Public Health in Emergencies
The group focuses its attention on human health effects of emergencies and disasters (both natural and man-made) and helps shape global policies.
Students and Young Professionals
The purpose of the group is to represent the interests of students and young professionals within the WFPHA.
Global Health Equity
and Digital Technology
The group advances knowledge and research on issues related to health equity and digital technology.
and Children’s Health
The group addresses the health issues of these populations through advocacy, advancing public health practice and expanding partnerships.