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Sara Rodgers (London/UK)
Erika Bro (Sydney/Australia)
Immediate Past Global Chair:
Emily Hennessy (Nashville/USA)
Founder and Faculty Adviser
Hope Corbin (Bellingham/USA)
- Understanding the slum–health conundrum in sub-Saharan Africa: a proposal for a rights-based approach to health promotion in slumsGlobal Health Promotion, Ahead of Print. Sub-Saharan Africa is the world’s least urbanized region but is ironically also the region with the largest proportion of urban slum dwellers. However, there exists limited understanding of the impact of slums on health in the region. To address this knowledge gap, we conducted a systematic search in PubMed, […]
- Development of the Korean Global Physical Activity Questionnaire: reliability and validity studyGlobal Health Promotion, Ahead of Print. The goal of this study was to develop a Korean version of the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (K-GPAQ) and to examine its reliability and validity. The English version of the GPAQ was translated to the Korean language (K-GPAQ) via forward–backward translation. Reliability of the K-GPAQ was evaluated using a […]
- Enjeux de la planification publique participative d’un Plan régional de promotion de la santé dans le contexte institutionnel belgeGlobal Health Promotion, Ahead of Print. Définir un cadre de prévention et de promotion de la santé est un enjeu majeur par la Région wallonne qui a hérité depuis 2014 de ces compétences. Une première partie d’un Plan Prévention et Promotion de la Santé a été élaborée en 2017, permettant de définir les priorités régionales […]
- Utilizing an HIV community advisory board as an agent of community action and health promotion in a low-resource setting: a case-study from Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilGlobal Health Promotion, Ahead of Print. Introduction:Brazil’s HIV burden has greatly increased over the past decade, especially for socially marginalized and vulnerable groups such as adolescents, women, and men who have sex with men. The reasoning for worsening HIV outcomes is complex, but ongoing economic and political crises have placed extreme operational and financial burdens […]
- Impact of a tobacco cessation intervention on adherence to tobacco use treatment guidelines among village health workers in VietnamGlobal Health Promotion, Ahead of Print. Community health workers (in Vietnam referred to as village health workers) have the potential to play a key role in expanding access to evidence-based tobacco use treatment. We conducted a cluster randomized controlled trial in community health centers in Vietnam that compared the effect of provider advice and cessation […]
- Understanding the slum–health conundrum in sub-Saharan Africa: a proposal for a rights-based approach to health promotion in slums
- WHO congratulates new UNAIDS Executive DirectorThe Director-General of the World Health Organization welcomes the appointment of Winnie Byanyima as the new Executive Director of UNAIDS. “I very much look forward to working with Ms ...
- Strengthening health workers capacities through digital healthThe World Health Organization (WHO) is working with Member States and partners to leverage the benefits of the digital revolution sweeping across the globe. As the...
- WHO statement urging governments to ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship at international expositionsAs called for in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, Governments must comprehensively enforce bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship (Article 13) at international expos and conferences, in order to ensure their events and programmes are tobacco free and that their activities and participants are not sponsored by tobacco companies.
- WHO congratulates new UNAIDS Executive Director