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The 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion 2013

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8th global conferenceHelsinki, Finland - June 10-14 2013

The conference is co-organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland


Concept note:


The Conference will assess achievements and aims for health promotion globally from Ottawa to Nairobi. It aims to address what works and how, identifying options for action, available processes, mechanisms and tools.

  • To implement the intersectoral action for health and health in all policies approaches at the country level
  • To exchange experiences in implementing Health in All Policies including the identification of effective tools and other prerequisites for country action
  • To highlight the value of health promotion activities for health, their relevance for overall societal development and for development policies
  • To inform about economic aspects of health promotion
  • To highlight the important role of primary health care in health promotion
  • To review progress, impact and achievements of health promotion since the Ottawa Conference

Linked to

  • Sustainability of health systems
  • Implementation of recommendations on social determinants for health
  • UN General Assembly High-level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases
  • Review of the Millennium Development Goals
  • Sustainable development agenda

Conference expected outcomes

  1. An evidence/expert opinion based "tool kit" for implementing Health in All Policies  HiAP
  2. Key areas of institutional capacity for HiAP identified and acknowledged at all levels of governance
  3. Increased understanding, commitment, and implementation of HiAP
  4. Conference Statement, WHA resolution, World Health Report on Health in All Policies

Source: PAHO/WHO

Last Updated ( Monday, 14 May 2012 11:06 )  

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