The Chinese Preventive Medicine Association (CPMA) undertakes the responsibilities of the Asia-Pacific Regional Liaison Office, and signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the World Federation of Public Health Associations in March 2021. The main contents are as follows:
1. Host and manage the WFPHA Asia-Pacific Regional Liaison Office (APRLO).
2. Organize every 2 years and with geographical rotation, in collaboration with PHAs of the region, the Asia Pacific Congress on Public Health (APCPH).
3. Promote actively in multilateral consultations with WFPHA and APR-based member public health associations the dialogue and knowledge exchange among PHAs of the region including the discussion about a potential formation of an Asia Pacific Federation of Public Health Associations.
Asia-Pacific Regional Liaison Office actively carries out bilateral and multilateral cooperation, supports the leading role of the WFPHA in uniting the societies of its member countries to fight COVID-19, and actively participates in global health governance. It is important to share China's experience in fighting COVID-19 in an internationally recognized discourse system, implement the health indicators of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, and spread values such as " a community of common health for mankind". The academic activities of the WFPHA such as the World Public Health Congress should be brought back to China, promote the WFPHA's declaration on promoting global health through the website. Take the initiative to speak up at side meetings and participate in WFPHA-initiated global public health promotion activities.
APRLO should make full use of the existing mechanisms and platforms of asia-pacific regional meetings, actively put forward views on hot issues in the field of public health in the region, uphold the principle of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, and form outcome documents such as the Declaration and Statement. Strengthening the capacity building of member associations through exchange visits, academic conferences, technical cooperation and other forms, so as to strive for the establishment of Asia Pacific Federation of Public Health Associations led by CPMA. In addition,promoting practical cooperation among member associations in the Asia-Pacific region in infectious disease prevention and control, health emergency response, maternal and child health and other fields, and incorporated them into the overall working framework of the Belt and Road Initiative on external health exchanges.
Support experts from branches to participate in the activities of the WFPHA's counterpart working group, encourage the branch of Chronic disease prevention and Control, the branch of environmental Health and other branches to carry out project cooperation and subject research with the WFPHA's working group, and comprehensively strengthen the technical cooperation with the WFPHA. On the premise of fully considering the needs of the developing countries in the WFPHA for infectious disease prevention and control, the APRLO should work closely with the member associations of developing countries to jointly establish a working group on infectious disease prevention and control. APRLO can also take advantage of the working mechanism, professional personnel, technology, knowledge and information of the WFPHA to jointly apply for health cooperation projects and financial support from national organizations such as the World Health Organization or developed countries in Europe and the United States.