About The Congress
The World Congress on Public Health (WCPH) is held every two or three years by the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA). This time the Congress is organized by WFPHA together with the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPHER) and the Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health (SItI) and it will take place in Rome from 2 to 6 May 2023. Parallel to the World Congress on Public Health (WCPH), there will be also the conference of the Italian Society of Hygiene (SItI). The 2nd of May 2023 there will only be the opening of SItI followed by the opening of WCPH the next day, the 3rd of May 2023.
In Rome, we are expecting to attract over 3.000 delegates.
The Congress serves as an international forum for the exchange of knowledge and experiences on key public health issues, contributing towards protecting and promoting public health at a national and global level.
The theme of the Congress is “A World in Turmoil: Opportunities to Focus on the Public’s Health”. It reflects the global health community’s commitment to work together in and outside of our respective fields to promote health equity and build a more sustainable and just future.
World Federation of Public Health Associations
The World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) is an international, nongovernmental organisation composed of about 130 multidisciplinary national public health associations and other organisations involved in public health, and representing over 5 million public health professionals worldwide. It is the only worldwide professional society representing and serving the broad field of public health. WFPHA’s mission is to promote and protect global public health. It does this by supporting the establishment and organisational development of public health associations through facilitating and supporting the exchange of information, knowledge and the transfer of skills and resources, and through promoting and undertaking advocacy for public policies, programmes and practices that will result in a healthy and productive world.
Further information is available at: www.wfpha.org
Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region
The Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) is the key independent European organisation dedicated to strengthening the role of public health by improving education and training of public health professionals for both practice and research. The main functions of the Association are to support the professionalisation of the public health workforce in Europe, whilst respecting the diversity of national and regional contexts in which each school of public health operates, and thus: to sustain capacity building in public health, so that it balances with national and European population health challenges and threats and is supported by best standards of public health education and training, scientific research, and practice.
Further information is available at: www.aspher.org.
The Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health
The Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health (SItI), with its more than 3000 members, is an organisation dedicated to the promotion and protection of collective human health and wellbeing. The President is the official representative of the Society. The mission of the Society is to achieve advances in the fields of epidemiology, public health, community health, health services organisation, management and health economics, to encourage the evolution and development of cultural and professional activities of prevention and the role and qualifications of its practitioners and operators at central and peripheral level, to promote health education activities aimed at increasing the level of sanitation of the population and promote the activities of continuing education programmes.. In summary SItI is dedicated to letting the professional voice of public health be heard. This role of advocacy is performed at national, regional, and local level.
Further information is available at: www.societaitalianaigiene.org