"Health Promotion ~ At the Very Heart of Sustainability"
16-17 October 2016, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

It is the first time that the Global Forum on Health Promotion will be organised outside of Geneva, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, PEI.
The big Civil Society gathering will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Ottawa Charter and will look into the future of health promotion in the light of the Social Development Goals. Highlights of the event will include a keynote speech by Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, a video message from Ilona Kickbusch, Director of the Global Health Centre of the Graduate Institute in Geneva, a Roundtable session on Governance for Health and a session on Future leadership of Health Promotion. The activities will be organised in Plenary sessions and concurrent workshops. The outcome document, the PEI Declaration will be transmitted to the WHO 9th Global Conference on Health Promotion to be held in Shanghai, 21-24 November.
Save the Date flyers in English and French.

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English and French.

How to participate?
The Programme booklet includes also travel and other practical information.

Even if you are not able to come to PEI you can participate in shaping the programme and contribute to developing the Declaration online.

Please indicate your interest to Gabriella Sozanski, or to Patsy Beattie-Huggan,, General Coordinator of the 6th GFHP.

Célébration du 30e anniversaire de la Charte d’Ottawa
"La promotion de la santé, au coeur du développement durable"
16-17 octobre 2016, Charlottetown, Île-du-Prince-Édouard, Canada
Fruit d’un partenariat entre l’Alliance pour la promotion de la santé, le Groupe entreprises en santé, The Quaich Inc. et le ministère de la Santé et du Mieux-être de l’Î.-P.-É.
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Activities 2015

5th Global Forum on Health Promotion
organised by the Alliance for Health Promotion in collaboration with the ITU, WHO and the Global Health Programme at the Graduate Institute, Geneva

Closing the Gap in Health Equity through Technology
Monday, 16 November 2015 | 09:00 - 17:00

Maison de la Paix, the Graduate Institute, Geneva

The Global Forum on Health Promotion will explore in its 2015 edition how current and emerging technologies can impact on promoting health and well-being of people from all parts of the world, in particular the marginalized and vulnerable. Electronic communication and information technology not only covers technical development but also reflects a state of mind, a way of thinking, and an attitude which closely connects health promotion to behavioral change. Mobile health offers a way to empower citizens to better control their own health while reducing health care costs. Currently more people have access to mobile devices than to clean water, electricity or toothbrushes.

Innovative technologies have enormous potential to improve human well-being and to address health equity. This is particularly relevant in the area of environmental health where major technological advancements are contributing to decreased exposure to environmental risks. Successful examples of technological implementation illustrate the core values of equity. Technological progress, however, does not always guarantee equitable health outcomes.

You can download the full programme in pdf.
Check the presentations here.
See a selection of photos from the Global Forum here.
Announcement - Save the date
You are required to register your attendance, free of charge.
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Annual General Meeting of the Alliance for Health Promotion
Geneva, Maison de la Paix, 16 November 2015, 18:00-19:00

Field trip for the Global Forum participants to Meinier, Geneva
Visiting the Intergenerational Community Project.
17 November 2015, 9:00-12:00

Informal Consultation with the Global Forum participants
WHO, Geneva, Avenue Appia 20, 17 November 2015, 14:30-16:30

4th Regional Health Promotion Workshop
Kitale, Kenya, 30 October 2015
preceded by AEMRN Mobile Clinics
28-29 October 2015

July 2015, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has granted special consultative status to the Alliance for Health Promotion (A4HP).

18th Annual Briefing of the Alliance
Geneva, Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 18:00-19:30
Programme - Map
"Building a Strong Collaboration Across Sectors and Players to Achieve Sustainable Health and Health Equity Outcomes"

World Health Assembly
Geneva, UN Palais, 18-27 May 2015
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Join us for a Walk for Health & Happiness
Sunday, 17 May 2015
Place: Parc Les Evaux, Chemin François-Chavaz 110
1213 Onex -
Invitation in French and in English
More information on how to access the park

Music is good for health - concert
Sunday, 17 May 2015 at 18:00
Villa Grand-Montfleury
48 Grand-Montfleury, 1290 Versoix

World Health Day: Food Safety
7 April 2015
More information

Official Relations with WHO

The WHO Executive Board, at its 136th session in January 2015, decided to admit the Alliance for Health Promotion into official relations with the World Health Organization. Click here to read the relevant resolution.

Annual Consultation during the WHO EB
Geneva, 28 January 2015, 14:30-16:00
WHO Library Meeting Room, Geneva
"Topical Issues in Health Promotion"
Mr Arinze AWILIGWE, International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation, IPSF member
"Improving access to safe drinking water in Delta State, Nigeria" a project of R20
Dr Manoj KURIAN, Associate Professor, Kent State University
"Health Promotion and Ethics"

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