Bangkok Declaration on Physical Activity for Global Health and Sustainable Development
At its meeting in Paris on 6 December 2016, the IUHPE Executive Board endorsed the ISPAH Bangkok Declaration on Physical Activity for Global Health and Sustainable Development. This ISPAH new position statement highlights the importance of physical activity for global health, the prevention of noncommunicable diseases and how the co-benefits of population-based actions on physical activity can contribute to achieving eight of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
An English version is available now (here). It is also available on the ISPAH website at http://www.ispah.org/resources.French, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai and Arabic versions are forthcoming. The IUHPE Executive Board (EB) has previously endorsed the ISPAH statements, 'The Toronto Charter for Physical Activity' and 'Seven Best Investments for Physical Activity'.
New Vice-President for Finance and Internal Control
The IUHPE welcomes José Luis Castro to the organization as its newest Global Vice-President for Finance and Internal Control. He was appointed by the IUHPE Executive Board at its meeting on 5th December 2016.
José Luis Castro is the Executive Director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. He is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of Vital Strategies, and he serves as the Chair of the NCD Alliance Steering Group.
Mr. Castro brings over 25 years of experience in public health management to the IUHPE. As the Vice President for Finance and Internal Control, he will be working with the President, Vice President for Administration and Executive Director to ensure the development and implementation of systems of internal control to effectively manage the IUHPE’s financial and human resources.
Curitiba Statement on Health Promotion and Equity
The International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) is a global, independent and professional network in the field of health promotion. Established in 1951 the IUHPE maintains its commitment to advancing health equity by facilitating knowledge exchange among researchers, practitioners and policy-makers; and by developing and disseminating global knowledge on effective programmes and policies.
Every 3 years the IUHPE hosts a world conference. In May 2016 over 2000 delegates attended the 22nd World Conference on Health Promotion in Curitiba, Brazil. A key legacy document is the Curitiba Statement: based on the submissions from conference participants it takes the form of 21 recommendations.
New Salutogenesis Handbook
The IUHPE Global Working Group on Salutogenesis has released a new publication, The Handbook of Salutogenesis. This book is entirely Open Access and presents an in-depth survey of the field of Salutogenesis.
This publication was edited by Maurice B. Mittelmark (President of the IUHPE 2001-2007, IUHPE Vice President for Communications 2007-2010, and former Editor-in-Chief of the IUHPE's journal Global Health Promotion), Shifra Sagy, Monica Eriksson, Georg F. Bauer (current Chair of the IUHPE GWG-Salutogenesis), Jürgen M. Pelikan, Bengt Lindström (current elected member of the IUHPE Executive Board and former Chair of the IUHPE GWG-Salutogenesis), and Geir Arild Espnes.