Kolkata to host World Congress on Public Health


14th World Congress on Public Health to be held in Kolkata

The 14th World Congress on Public Health (WCPH) "Healthy People - Healthy Environment"will be held from February 11-to-15, 2015 in Kolkata, India.

Making this announcement at a curtain raiser held here in New Delhi, Mr J Chauvin, president, WFPHA, and co-chair, 14th WCPH - International Core Organizing Committee, said, "The World Congress on Public Health is a unique opportunity for the global public health community to come together to learn from each other and to adopt new, more effective ways to help people improve and protect their health. The World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) is delighted to be associated with the Indian Public Health Association (IPHA) in hosting this important event."

"Health is everyone's business. Where we live, where we work, where we play are all important factors that affect our health. The World Congress on Public Health, is a unique opportunity for frontline health workers and decision makers to come together to discuss and learn how we, in partnership with people around the world, can contribute to achieve Health for All", Mr Chauvin added.

Mr Chauvin further said, "The theme of the 14th World Congress on Public Health is very timely and pertinent. 'Healthy People - Healthy Environment' provides a forum wherein public health professionals from around the world will explore how environments, be they the built environment, the political and legal environment, the socio-cultural environment, the economic and financial environment, our ecosystem environment and the infrastructures society has created, including our healthcare systems, affect the health and well-being of people, whatever their life circumstances. This will be an exciting event, identifying ways and means to help communities and countries respond to the challenges to achieving Health for All."


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