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  • Mobile Health (mHealth) Technologies for HIV/AIDS Implementation

    Date: August 21 – September 01, 2017. Time: 08h30-17h00 Each Day About the Course This course aims to present a broad range of perspectives on mHealth and impact on the future of HIV/AIDS implementation research. Through case studies, multimedia tutorials, interactive exercises, and live demonstrations of tools, participants will explore delivery mechanisms, such as interactive […]

  • University of the Western Cape to host the World Nutrition Conference

    This August, global experts and thought leaders in the field of Public Health, World Nutrition and Food Systems, will meet in Cape Town for the 2nd edition of the World Public Health Nutrition Association’s (WPHNA) World Nutrition Congress. From 30 August – 2 September the University of the Western Cape will host the World Nutrition […]

  • SPHPN Conference 2016

    SPHPN is the umbrella body of all professional groups involved in public health in Nigeria. Our membership consists of physicians, pharmacists, nurses, environmental health specialists, health educators and several other groups. Our goal is to seek the improvement of the health of Nigerians through information, provision of health services, advocacy, the adoption and implementation of […]

  • Implementing the “A Global Charter for the Public’s Health”

    The World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) has engaged in a project to discuss how to adapt today’s public health to its global context. A literature review and widespread consultation formed part of this initiative. The project led to the development of the “A Global Charter […]

  • Preparing society to create the world we need through ‘One Health’ education!

    Two leading international One Health groups, the One Health Commission and the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team are partnering to help create and promote a comprehensive global education revolution that supports curriculum innovation on the unifying interconnected health of humans, animals, and the environment that sustains all life on earth. A Concept paper […]

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  • Pre-conference workshop: PHASA Special Interest Group for Health Policy and Systems Research in South Africa

    Title: The National Health Insurance White Paper – A dialogue drawing on the submissions from three health policy and systems research units At the 2015 PhASA conference, the PHASA Special Interest Group (SIG) on Health Policy and Systems Research in South Africa (HPSRSA) was launched. The purpose of the SIG is to provide a platform […]

  • Healthcare Innovation Summit: Transforming Healthcare With Technology

    The format of the event is interactive with roundtable discussions and case studies from leading healthcare CIOs, as well as healthcare entrepreneurs and government functionaries, all sharing their experiences on what works and what does not.  


    JuPHASA members are invited to nominate members for the JuPHASA Executive Committee for the term of 2016 to 2018.  Please note the following: The nominee and nominators must be JuPHASA members. Nominees may not nominate themselves. The following items must be submitted together with the nomination form for publication on the PHASA website in the […]

  • AFPHA and PHASA Meeting

    Executives from the Public Health Association of South Africa and the African Federation of Public Health Associations had a meeting at the School of Public Health of the University of the Witwatersrand on Wednesday, 20 July, 2016. Various strategies for promoting public health and developing public health organisations were discussed.

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  • The integration of oral health into primary health care and public health systems

    by Phasa
    Oral diseases are a neglected epidemic affecting all ages in every country throughout the world. Oral health must be recognised as a major public health issue due to both the prevalence and the severity of impact of oral diseases. This is particularly so in child health with tooth decay affecting 60 – 90% of school-aged children [1] causing severe pain, infection and destruction of tissue. Click here to download the complete... read more
  • Statement by the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) on the Zika virus and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games

    by Phasa
    There are outbreaks of Zika in more than 50 countries and territories, particularly in the Americas. Although the illness caused by the Zika virus is usually mild, the infection during pregnancy can cause the serious birth defect microcephaly, as well as other severe fetal brain defects and Guillain-Barré syndrome. For this reason the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Click... read more
  • International Trade Agreements and Public Health

    by Phasa
    International trade agreements are arrangements agreed by two or more countries that govern the flow of goods, services and investment between them. These include bilateral trade agreements (between two countries), multilateral agreements such as those administered through the World TradebOrganization (WTO) and plurilateral agreements which are being increasingly negotiated outside the WTO. The traditional aim of such agreements is to reduce barriers to the free flow of trade, harmonize regulatory... read more
  • Reducing Maternal Mortality as a Human Right

    by Phasa
    Every day around the world, approximately 830 women die from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. Almost all of these deaths occur in low-resource settings and most can be prevented. Maternal death is defined as the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of the end of pregnancy. The maternal mortality ratio (also referred to as maternal mortality rate) is the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births... read more
  • Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly

    by Phasa
    The Sixty-ninth session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) takes place in Geneva 23-28 May 2016. The Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States. Its main functions are to determine the policies of the Organization, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland. Topics Responding to... read more
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