IUHPE at the 75th World Health Assembly


WHA75 Non-State Actors Individual Statements


Item 16.2 - Strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies


IUHPE Statement:

The Geneva Charter names various health-related risks for the future and calls to set the foundations for well-being. Similarly, the IUHPE2019 Rotorua and Waiora Legacy Statements, and the IUHPE2022 Tiohtià:ke Statement call for a global effort to address the wellbeing of the planet and humanity.

IUHPE advocates for a systems approach that allocates resources and builds capacity to create health for all, by fostering resilient and healthy populations so that vulnerable populations are not disproportionally threatened.

The IUHPE system requirements provide a framework for a collective response to current health issues. These include Political and Policy Requirements, Enabler Requirements, and Delivery and Implementation Requirements. They are easily adaptable to health emergency preparedness and response plans. And can be used alongside bottom-up processes reflecting local and Indigenous knowledge.

We call on Member States to embrace these systems requirements and to support and value initiatives that protect the natural environment and the health and well-being of all.


Read IUHPE's full position statement on Beating NCDs Equitably: Ten system requirements for health promotion and the primary prevention of NCDs.


Item 15 - Human resources for health


IUHPE Statement:

The “Working for health: draft 2022-2030 action plan” on human resources for health addresses the need for financially sustainable health and care systems. We argue that a specialized health promotion workforce is necessary to prevent the increasingly alarming cost of preventable diseases, to increase resilience of populations and communities, and to engage with actors across sectors and settings to address the determinants of health.

Health promotion practitioners develop and exercise a range of competencies that are fundamental to effective health promotion and the prevention of disease. IUHPE has identified, through a rigorous and consensus-building process, core competencies and standards of practice applicable globally. They form the basis for the IUHPE Global Accreditation System. Health promotion practitioners are essential to achieve the WHO target of one billion people enjoying better health and wellbeing. IUHPE calls on member states to recognize and to value the unique competencies and contributions of health promotion practitioners.


Read more on IUHPE's Accreditation System and The IUHPE Health Promotion Core Competencies and Standards of Practice.