The first edition of Global Public Health Week brought together public health organisations, professionals and communities for a series of virtual and face to face gatherings under the theme ‘Public Health Matters: Building the New Future‘.
These discussions, during the first week of April, put the spotlight on building COVID-19 resilience, reversing climate disaster, achieving health equity, strengthening public health associations and communities, and preventing the next pandemic.
According to the World Federation of Public Health Associations, public health has been the “invisible guardian” of our health for decades. The WFPHA says:
The COVID-19 pandemic has made the public health field more apparent and appreciated. However, the risk of regression post-pandemic is high.
We cannot lose this momentum; we need to act now to prevent the next pandemic. Making public health visible and understood is a key step for emergency preparedness.
Facilitating sharing of the knowledge, resources and barriers faced by public health professionals globally is key to improving public health in all contexts.”
World Federation of Public Health Associations tweets:
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