Background, Objective, Theme
The IUHPE international network of health promotion profesionnals have greatly contributed to move forward health promotion through researches, knowledge sharing and valuable collaborations.
The IUHPE has been organizing a World Conference on Health Promotion every three years since 1951. These World Conferences, now considered as one of the most important meetings in the field of health promotion, certainly represent one of the largest scientific forum and networking opportunities for health promoters from all over the world.
IUHPE World Conferences always take place in a different part of the world. 2013 will mark the second time an IUHPE World Conference takes place in Asia (after the 15th
IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education, in Tokyo, in 1995), and the first time it takes place in a developing country.
The IUHPE 21st
World Conference on Health Promotion is a unique opportunity to represent the views, perspectives and works of the Asian region in health promotion. ThaiHealth, with their regional and global partners, such as WHO-SEARO and INHPF, will facilitate the active participation of numerous partners and professionals from the continent. Moreover, Thailand being the gateway to Southeast Asia and a very large transportation and tourism hub, its ideal location will provide further incentive to participants from the region and beyond.
The Conference aims to advance global health and the field of health promotion through the effective presentation and dissemination of knowledge, learning experiences and best practices. The Conference will provide an opportunity for policy makers, advocates, global health researchers, academics, practitioners and interested parties from all over the world, to share and exchange their knowledge and experience.
"Best Investments for Health"
Best in the terms of Sufficiency, Efficiency, Effectiveness and Equity
Investment in the terms of Financing, Systems, Capacity Building of Human Resources, Interventions and other Dimensions
Health in the terms of Health, Wellbeing and Social Development