The International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) is a unique worldwide, independent and professional association of individuals and organisations committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the people through education, community action and the development of healthy public policy.


The vision of the IUHPE is a world where all people achieve optimum health and wellbeing.


The values critical to the achievement of this vision include:

  • Respect for the innate dignity of all people; for cultural identity; for cultural diversity; and for natural resources and the environment;
  • Inclusion and involvement of people in making the decisions that shape their lives and impact upon their health and wellbeing;
  • Equity in health, social and economic outcomes for all people;
  • Accountability and transparency – within governments, organisations and communities;
  • Sustainability;
  • Social justice for all people; and
  • Compassion and empowerment.


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The IUHPE’s mission is to promote global health and wellbeing and to contribute to the achievement of equity in health between and within countries of the world.

The IUHPE fulfills its mission by building and operating an independent, global, professional network of people and institutions to encourage the free exchange of ideas, knowledge, know-how, experiences, and the development of relevant collaborative projects, both at global and regional levels. 


IUHPE World Conference update!

The 22nd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion to be held in Curitiba, Brazil is well underway! At this moment, plenary speakers are being approached and the conference website will soon go...

IUHPE Consultancy Services

The IUHPE Executive Board has approved the establishment of a new consultancy service - IUHPE Consulting.    This service offers institutional members and partners support in their development as...