The World Federation of Public Health Association (WFPHA)
The World Federation of Public Health Association (WFPHA) is an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, which has been standing in for global public health since 1967.
This civil society organization is composed of over 132 members associations, mostly multidisciplinary national public health associations, and representing around 5 million public health professionals worldwide.
For over 50 years, WFPHA has been trying to promote and protect global public health through supporting establishment and organizational development of regional and national public health associations and societies, facilitating and supporting knowledge sharing, and promoting and undertaking advocacy for public policies, programs and practices.
WFPHA has 10 operational international working groups including the Environmental Health, Oral Health, Global Health Equity and Digital Technology, Public Health Professionals' Education and Training, Tobacco Control, Women, Adolescent and Children’s Health, Public Health in Emergencies and Disasters, Students and Young Professionals, Indigenous, and Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Prevention & Health Promotion, which bring together health professionals to tackle a broad range of health issues around the globe.
WFPHA is accredited as an NGO in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO). The Federation is also accredited to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), holds consultation status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and holds observer status with Codex Alimentarius of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
WFPHA is headquartered in Geneva at Campus Biotech.