We would like to share some results of a recent World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) survey that will assist in understanding the relationship between local Public Health Associations and the WFPHA.
Question 1: Which of the following topics on the global health agenda are of importance for your association?
Some WFPHA responses in light of the findings:
The WFPHA has currently 4 active Working Groups. Please read the WG description on the website. For more information or if you wish to join one of these groups, please contact directly the correspondent Chair person:
Take advantage of the different offers of the Federation to its Members to enlarge your network and set up fruitful synergies with other PHAs:
To give your PHA more visibility, the WFPHA provide different services:
WFPHA works in close collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) to advance the field of public health. As an NGO in official relations with WHO, WFPHA has the right to:
The WFPHA is running activities or will focus on the main 5 topics of the global health agenda that are of importance for our Members:
The WFPHA organises a World Congress on Public Health every three years. The next one will take place in April 2012 in Ethiopia and Members could benefit from a discount rate. Moreover, the WFPHA website and Facebook group page provide always updated information about upcoming international and UN/WHO meetings
Beside the possibility of networking and establishing new synergies with other PHAs through WFPHA Facebook page, website and participation at congresses and UN/WHO, the Federation is focusing on the opening of regional offices to increase the exchange within the continent and among continents, as a first step to set up fruitful partnerships. During the 61st Session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa, national African Public Health Associations held meetings and worked towards the formation and launch of the African Federation of Public Health Associations (AFPHA). Moreover, a secretariat of WPR Liaison Office of WFPHA has been set up in Beijing under the direction of Dr Cai Jiming.
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