World Congress on Public Health

WFPHA Leadership Forum group discussing the essential public health functions in Kolkata

February 24, 2015

On February 11-15, 2015, the 14th World Congress on Public Health was held in Kolkata, India. The Congress, provided a “unique opportunity to help catalyze change, bringing together and bridging perspectives from various disciplines of public health to influence governments, organizations, agencies and institutions around the world to meet the challenge of improving people’s health.” Over 1500 participants attended the conference from India, Asia, and around the world. 

Attending the conference on behalf of IANPHI, President Dr. Pekka Puska presented at the Congress’ first plenary session, and attended discussions on the development of an Essential Public Health Functions framework, as well as a leadership forum. Dr. Puska serves as a member of the WFPHA Advisory Board. Also in attendance was Dr. Laura Magaña Valladares, Executive Senior Advisor at the IANPHI/INSP Office in Mexico. 

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