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08:45-09:00  Registration
Opening remarks
09:00-09:30  Mr Bernard Kadasia, President, Alliance for Health Promotion
Keynote speech
09.30-10.00  Dr Svetlana Akselrod, Assistant Director-General for  Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, WHO
High-level Panel: Translating global declarations into grass roots realities
Moderator: Mr Bernard Kadasia, President, Alliance for Health Promotion
10:00-11:00
  • Dr Rob Scott, President, Life University
  • Dr Boureima Hama Sambo, Director, Climate Change and Determinants of Health, WHO
  • Dr Glenn Laverack, Health Promotion Research, University of Southern Denmark.
  • Professor Elizabeth Cherian Paramesh , Lakeside Center for Health Promotion
Thematic session 1: Evidence based Health promotion strategies and actions to fight NCDs
Moderator: Dr Hussein Elsangak, Board Member, Alliance for Health Promotion
11:00-12:00
  • Dr Marc Creus, University of Basel
  • Dr. Manfred Zahorka, Senior Public Health Specialist, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
  • Dr Rob Scott, President, Life University
12:15-13:30  Lunch break
Thematic session 2: Empowering communities to carry out Health  Promotion programmes and achieve impact
Moderator: Kelly O’Donnell, CEO Member Care Associates, Inc., WFMH Representative to the UN
13:30-14:30
  • Dr Jean-Luc Eiselé, CEO, World Heart Federation
  • Dr Faten Ben Abdelaziz, Coordinator of the Health Promotion, WHO
  • Dr Rashmi Cherian Paramesh and Dr Roshan Cherian Paramesh Lakeside Center for Health Promotion
  • Ms Veronica Shiroya, Health Promotion Alliance Kitale
Thematic session 3: Organizing communities for effective Health  Promotion
Moderator: Mr Jean Pierre Girard, Board Member, Alliance for Health Promotion  and Health Nexus
14:30-15:30
  • Dr Eric Comte, Geneva Health Forum Program Coordinator
  • Professor Elizabeth Cherian Paramesh, Lakeside Centre for Health Promotion
  • Ms Joanna Koch, Vice President Alliance for Health Promotion, Associated Country Women of the World
  • NorWest Co-op Community Health – video presentation
Closing remarks
15:30-16:00  Dr. Faten Ben Abdelaziz, Coordinator of the Health Promotion,  WHO

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An Alliance committed to health promotion

The Alliance for Health Promotion (A4HP), established in 1997 at the 4th WHO Global Conference on Health Promotion in Jakarta, is an International NGO registered with the State of Geneva, Switzerland.

The Alliance is comprised of a network of NGOs from different sectors who share a dedication to health promotion. A4HP is an NGO in Official Relations with the WHO and holds Consultative Status with the United Nations ECOSOC. A4HP uses its global network to reach out to local communities with health knowledge and resources.

What is Health Promotion?

When thinking about health, medicine and doctors are the first thing that come to mind. In essence health is a much broader and inclusive subject with many different aspects to it and one of its key areas is Health Promotion.

We consider Health Promotion as the means to support individuals to take responsibility for their own health and to work for an environment in which they can be successful.

In 1986, the Ottawa charter for health promotion identified five action areas for Health Promotion.

  • Build Healthy Public Policies
  • Create Supportive Environments
  • Strengthen Community Action
  • Develop Personal skills
  • Reorient Health Services

30 years later, the Ottawa charter continues to provide a solid foundation upon which to build.

Health Promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over and to improve their health

Ottawa Charter 1986