World Congress on Public Health – Call for Reviewers

The World Federation of Public Health Associations’ 13th Triennial World Congress on Public Health will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 21-29 April, 2012. The Congress will convene leaders in public health from across the globe to discuss the major issues and threats in realizing global health equity. Additionally, the Congress will harness innovations, expertise and experiences from both developing and developed countries. It will address the enormous challenges and opportunities facing public health organizations worldwide in making progress towards collectively attaining global health equity.

The International Planning Committee invites local, national and international public health leaders, specialists, and advocates to volunteer their time and expertise for the review of scientific abstracts. WFPHA needs reviewers for the following broad categories:

  • Achieving Millennium Development Goals: Vital for Global Health Equity
  • Armed Conflict and Health Impacts (including Mental Health)
  • Climate Change and the Impact on Strategies for Global Health
  • Forums for Public Health In Africa
  • Global Health, State of the World Economy, Rapid Urbanization and Health System
  • Health Equity – A Global Social Responsibility
  • Health Insurance, Social Health Insurance, Micro Insurance; Implications for Public Health
  • Health Systems Development – Integrating Public Health
  • HIV/AIDS – Own, Scale-up and Sustain
  • Household Food Security and Public Health
  • Human Resources in Public Health; Towards Workforce Strategies
  • Maternal and Child Health – Achieving MDGs & Sustaining Them
  • Non-communicable Diseases – Innovative Approaches for Health Promotion
  • Pandemic and Disaster Preparedness: Lessons learned and challenges ahead
  • Primary Health Care – A Feasible Road Toward the MDGs
  • Public Health Laws and Regulations
  • Resetting Financial Aid for Global Health
  • Sexual Health and Public Health
  • Strengthening Capacity Building for Public Health- Public Health Education and Workforce Needs
  • Strengthening Public Health Organizations for Global Health
  • The Health of Indigenous and Ethnic Minorities (including Traditional Medicine)
  • The Public Health Response to Migration

We anticipate that each reviewer will be assigned to 1 category with 10-15 abstracts per individual. We estimate a time commitment of less than 3 hours of your time. Please also indicate if you are willing to review additional abstracts in other categories, per the question on the online registration form.

After the abstract submission deadline closes (October 21, 2011), all reviewers will receive an email from wfpha@confex.com to access their assigned abstracts via an online link.

If interested, we kindly ask you to register as a reviewer at the following link: http://wfpha.confex.com/wfpha/2012/cfr.cgi, before September 30, 2011.

For questions, please email: vina.hulamm@apha.org

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