Health Promotion

The sub-plenaries considered themes that cut across the five conference tracks: Health Literacy, Community Empowerment, Building Capacity,Health Systems, Intersectorial Action

Primary Health Care

  • Primary Health Care: Now more than ever: Now more than ever 
  • Resolution WHA62.12 Primary health care, including health system strengthening
  • Summary of discussion on Primary Health Care at WHO EB124 (January 2009)
  • WHO International Conference on primary health care and health systems in Africa, 28-30 April 2008, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The Conference adopted a Declaration.
  • “Integrated primary health care – the role of the civil society”, May 2007

Social Determinants of Health

Local Wisdom

The NGO Advisory Group on Health Promotion has chosen Local Wisdom as focus area of its activities in 2008. The Task Force set up at the NGO AGHP Planning Meeting, 21 May 2008, during WHA61, has launched a discussion about a project proposal “Grass-roots advocacy and action for community development“. The aim is to identify local/regional networks and collect their successful initiatives which advocate for the use of local knowledge and community assets. The project would demonstrate the benefits of globalizing indigenous knowledge and provide a framework for NGOs for strengthening grass-roots advocacy in this process.

Interview with Caroline Nyamai-Kisia, Director Afri Afya:

Climate Change

  • WHO Climate change: Climate change
  • 23 OCTOBER 2007 | GENEVA — As momentum for action on climate change continues to grow, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that it will focus its World Health Day 2008 theme on “protecting health from climate change”.

Noncommunicable Diseases

  • Resolution WHA61.14 Prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases: implementation of the global strategy
  • Report by the Secretariat EB126/12 – January 2010, Prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases: implementation of the global strategy
  • WHO NCDs keyfacts: NCDs