The 13th World Congress on Public Health under the theme “Towards Global Health Equity: Opportunities and Threats” was officially opened by H.E. Prime Minister Meles Zenawi at the Millennium Hall in the presence of high officials, dignitaries, heads of various partner organizations and public health professionals coming from 168 countries on April 23 in Addis Ababa.
The Lunch Meeting of the WFPHA Asia Pacific Regional Liaison Office was held during the conference. Dr Cai Jiming, the director of APRLO host the meeting. The president and elected president of WFPHA, Dr Ulrich Laaser and Dr James Chauvin attended the meeting,
On this lunch meeting, the minute of the 3rd WFPHA WPRCC meeting held in Bali last year were adopted. Indonesia Public Health Association reported the brief situation of 3rd APRCPH; the Vietnam Public Health Association (VPHA) introduced the preparation of 4th APRCPH. Korean Public Health Association applied to host the 5th APRCPH. All the members agreed the application at the meeting, World Associations of Chinese Public Health Professionals applied to host the 6th APRCPH.
It hopes that Australia public Health Association could join more activities in the Asia-Pacific Region. And welcome Mongolia Public Health Association joins the activities in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Dr. Wang Peng, deputy director of APRLO, reported the APRLO activities recently, and called for the 4th International Forum for Sustainable Management of Disease Vectors and International Forum on Communicable Diseases control in greater Mekong sub-region in November in China.