About

The World Congress on Public Health (WCPH) is held every 2-4 years by the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) and it attracts between 2,000-4,000 delegates.

The Congress serves as an international forum for the exchange of knowledge and experiences on key public health issues, contributing towards protecting and promoting public health at a national and global level.

Objectives

This Congress aims to improve public health by:

  • Engaging diverse voices, ideas, vision and actions of committed professionals and citizens to strengthen and transform the global public health effort and influence decision makers
  • Analysing, demonstrating, and sharing local, regional and global public health lessons particularly gender and discrimination
  • Examining the effective translation of evidence based science into action
  • Articulating and promoting the pivotal role of health in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Supporting and nurturing the next generation of public health leaders
  • Building on the intent of the Kolkata Declaration 2015 and Global Charter for Public Health
  • Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the WFPHA
  • Celebrating World Health Day, 7 April 2017.