Activities - before 2010

Working Together to Advance the Health Promotion Agenda in 2011
Strategic Planning Meeting & WebConference
11.30 - 14.00, 12 November 2010
Geneva, WHO Meeting Room A

Speakers:

  • Dr Gauden GALEA, Coordinator, WHO Health Promotion
  • Dr Ruediger KRECH, WHO Director, Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights
  • Dr Nick BANATVALA, WHO Senior Adviser, Non-Communicable Diseases and Mental Health
  • Dr Meena NATHAN CHERIAN, WHO Health System and Services, Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (EESC)
  • Peter CARSON, Alliance Project: a knowledge base on community assets


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The NGO Alliance for Health Promotion – A4HP – urges the implementation of the Nairobi Call to Action in order to make health promotion tangible


Making health promotion “tangible” was the title of the Workshop (flyer) of the NGO Alliance for Health Promotion at the 20th IUHPE Conference, 15 July 2010, Geneva. Summary of discussions, photos.

Joint intervention at WHA63 on MDGs, addressing the growing health equity gap through mainstreaming health promotion with special attention to community assets and cultural dynamics. 19 organisations signed up to support the intervention.

During the 63rd World Health Assembly the NGO A4HP organized a workshop on “Mainstreaming Health Promotion – Developing an effective toolkit to cover the gap”.

As a follow-up action to the Nairobi Conference the A4HP made an intervention in support for a global strategy on non-communicable diseases to the WHO Executive Board, 18-23 January 2010. 16 organisations signed up to support the Statement.

At the WHO 7th Global Conference on Health Promotion, 7GCHP held in Nairobi, 26-30 October 2009 the NGO Alliance for Health Promotion had a unique opportunity to organise one of the 12 sub-plenary sessions entitled:

«Civil Society and NGOs Closing the Implementation Gap»
Programme, presentations and draft report of the Sub-plenary session on Civil Societies.


Annual General Meeting
Statutory Business
10.00 - 11.00, 12 November 2010
Geneva, WHO Meeting Room A

At the 20th IUHPE Conference the Alliance held a Workshop (flyer) with the title Making health promotion "tangible", Geneva, 15 July 2010

During the 63nd WHA the Alliance organised a Workshop - on 18 May 2010 in the UN Palais on "Mainstreaming Health Promotion: Developing an effective toolkit to cover the gaps" - See Summary, Project Sheet and presentations.

Joint intervention at WHA63 (2010) on MDGs, addressing the growing health equity gap through mainstreaming health promotion with special attention to community assets and cultural dynamics.

Letter to participants of the Civil Society Sub-plenary and to the NGO Health Promotion network
Intervention at WHO EB January 2010

7th Global Conference on Health Promotion, Nairobi, October 2009
Civil Society Sub-Plenary Session at the 7GCHP

Presentations
Ron Kirk: Focusing on Community Assets for Health Promotion: The role of NGOs and Civil Society in Local Empowerment
Berhane Ras-work: Positive Local Knowledge and Traditional Practices
Grace Lo: Civil Society – a vital link in bridging the implementation gap
Eliya Zulu: Role of evidence in closing the implementation and scale-up gap

Report on the Civil Society Sub-Plenary
Call2Action - final document of the 7GCHP

During the 62nd WHA the Alliance organised a Workshop on 19 May 2009 in the UN Palais on "How can NGOs in alliance maximise the opportunity?"

During the 61st WHA the NGO Advisory Group on Health Promotion held a Planning Meeting in the UN Palais on 21 May 2008. The main theme discussed was: Local Wisdom - a missing link in primary health care.

NGO Advisory Group Planning Meeting, 21 May 2008

Follow-up to the First Brainstorming Session on Health Promotion, 25 February 2008

NGO Advisory Group, First Brainstorming session, 3 December 2007

The NGO Health Promotion Advisory Group meeting 9th of March 2007 built on past consultations to develop a framework for NGO and civil society action in health promotion.
This Follow-up meeting built on the work and discussions at the WHO/NGO Workshop in February 2006. At the Workshop many participants expressed interest in starting a wider network on health promotion. The Advisory Group on Health Promotion is proposing some Terms of Reference for discussion at the meeting.

At this meeting the new Coordinator for Health Promotion in WHO, Dr. Gauden Galea gave an update on recent health promotion projects and how he would like to see NGOs taking an active role. Have a look at the final agenda and report of the meeting.

The 60th World Health Assembly marked the 10th Anniversary of the NGO Advisory Group on Health Promotion. The 10th Briefing held on 16th May 2007 seeded a timely debate to explore the role of NGOs in primary health care and engaged participants to re-examine opportunities for multi-sectoral sustainable action to strengthen health systems. Read the Agenda, Report and Presentations.

Workshop, 23 February 2006

The NGO Advisory Group on Health Promotion and the WHO Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion organised a consultative workshop on health promotion. It focused on promoting the implementation of the Bangkok Charter for Health Promotion in a Globalized World (BCHP) and developing an action framework for NGOs to contribute to the four commitments of the BCHP, particularly by making the promotion of health a key focus of communities and civil society. Read a brief Report of the Workshop. As a follow-up a publication was printed "From Vision to Action: NGOs Promoting Health in a Globalized World".


Briefings at the World Health Assembly

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