“Towards Global Health Equity: Opportunities and Threats.”
Approximately 3,000 public health researchers, academics, scientists, educators, programmers, policy makers and student representatives from around the world are expected to take part in The 13th World Congress on Public Health.
The theme of the Congress is “Towards Global Health Equity: Opportunities and Threats.” Since the target year of 2015 is fast approaching, the achievement of the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will be among the main topics to be debated and discussed. The achievement of the MDGs will require intensive efforts and increased equitable and sustainable access to health services for poor and marginalized populations.
The Ethiopian Public Health Association and the World Federation of Public Health Associations invites public health professionals from around the world to participate in the 13th World Congress on Public Health that will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 23-27 April 2012. The Congress will:
1.Serve as an international forum for the exchange of knowledge and experiences on key public health issues;
2.Contribute towards protecting and promoting public health at global, continental, and national levels;
3.Create a better understanding of Africa's major public health challenges within the global public health community; and
4.Facilitate and support the formation of the African Federation of Public Health Associations (AFPHA)