World Congress
on Public Health

In May 2023, over 3,000 public health professionals and researchers, policymakers, and students convened in Rome, Italy, for the 17th World Congress on Public Health (WCPH), a momentous event organized by the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) in association with the Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health (SItI) and the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER). The theme of the Congress — A World in Turmoil: Opportunities to Focus on the Public’s Health — reflected our commitment, as the global health community, to work together in and outside of our respective fields to promote health equity and to build a more sustainable and just future. 

The next World Congress on Public Health will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, 6 to 9 September 2026.

Visit the World Congress on Public Health website here.