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21st IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion

Pattaya, Thailand
August 25-29, 2013

The International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) and Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) are pleased to invite you to the 21st IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion. The theme is Best Investments for Health.

The conference aims to contribute to the development of equity and social justice across the globe by offering a unique platform for dialogue on the best investments for health between participants from various sectors from all over the world.

The world is facing an unprecedented global crisis, accelerating economic, political and social transitions that impact at all levels of society. These substantial challenges require a reflection on the most efficient, effective and equitable ways of supporting and advancing population health and well being.

The conference will aim to examine the following questions:

  • What are the best investments for health and the well-being of people? How do different perspectives contribute to the definition of policies and interventions that promote health, social and human development?
  • Who are key investors in health promotion systems? (But) Who is missing? What are the implications for developing dimensions related to social, financial, and cultural capital?
  • What are the successes and challenges in developing and implementing (or in achieving?) health in all policies? Do we know enough?
  • What are the innovations worldwide that are transforming health promotion and what can we learn from them?

For more information and to register, please visit