World Federation of Public Health Associations – WFPHA
The WFPHA is an international, non-profit organization composed of over 100 associations’ member, mostly multidisciplinary national public health associations, and representing around 5 million public health professionals worldwide. The Association serves the broad field of public health and aims to promote and protect global public health. The WFPHA does this throughout the world by supporting the establishment and organizational development of public health associations and societies of public health, through facilitating and supporting the exchange of information, knowledge and the transfer of skills and resources, and through undertaking advocacy for public policies, programs and practices that will result in a healthy and productive world. The organization undertakes several projects in the field of global public health. These projects, which are all led by the efforts of WFPHA Member Associations, provide important opportunities for its Members to be involved in various ways including organizing workshops, circulating petitions, coordinating health promotion campaigns, and forging new partnerships with other global health groups. Moreover, WFPHA and its Members influence international health policy through the development and implementation of Policy Resolutions and other advocacy initiatives. In particular, the WFPHA has been making advocacy through the Global Charter on Public Health. WFPHA has led the NGO community at Alma Ata in endorsing the concept of primary health care, urged linking health with economic development strategies, and raised awareness of the health consequences of landmines and nuclear weapons. WFPHA is committed to providing leadership in efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.
WFPHA has resources and tools in advocacy to inform your work.