Online Program

Reflections on the 14th World Congress on Public Health

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

Laetitia Rispel, PhD, School of Public Health, Wits University, Public Health Association of South Africa & School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
This presentation will present a critical reflection on the 14th World Congress on Public Health, and suggest possible strategies to maximize the advocacy and policy impact of the World Federation of Public Health Associations.

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Identify factors facilitating and constraining the ability of the Federation to influence healthy public policy and implementation processes. Describe possible strategies for influencing global public health policy and practice in order to achieve improved health outcomes, a reduction in health inequities and improved health systems performance.

Keyword(s): Policy/Policy Development, Advocacy

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a member of the Governing Council of the World Federation of Public Health Associations and immediate past-president of the Public Health Association of South Africa.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.