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International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE)


South West Pacific – SWP


News and activities

  • IUHPE members from the South West Pacific attend 9th Global Conference on Health Promotion in Shanghai.

    Sione Tu’itahi, Trevor Simpson, Louise Signal, Richard Osborne and others from the region are attending the 9th Global Health Promotion Conference in Shanghai 21-24 November 2016.  Marking a major milestone in global health, more than 1000 leaders in politics, health and development will participate in this conference, which is being co-organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and People’s Republic of China.
    The conference will provide an unprecedented opportunity to highlight how promoting the ability for all people to attain the highest level of health is essential for improving equity, and for the sustainable development of all countries. Conference website here
  • Outcome of nomination process for IUHPE leadership in the South West Pacific Region from 2016-2019.

    We are pleased to advise that Sione Tu’itahi has agreed to continue as Vice President leading the South West Pacific Region of IUHPE for the next three years. The Regional Office will remain with the Health Promotion Forum and the Health Promotion & Policy Research Unit (HEPPRU), University of Otago for the next three years and Louise Signal will remain as Regional Director.

    We thank the following committee members for agreeing to stand again:
    Michael Sparks, Rosmarie Erban, Neil Harris, Luke Wolfenden, Louise Baldwin, Viliami Puloka, Trevor Simpson, Heather Gifford, Jan Ritchie and Richard Osborne.

    Peter Howat and Lisa Jackson Pulver have retired. We thank them sincerely for their efforts in health promotion in our region and wish them well in the future endeavours.

    We welcome Dr Moira Smith, a public health researcher and dentist and Deputy Director of the Health Promotion and Policy Unit as a new member of the committee. Gemma Crawford and Andrew Jones-Roberts will continue as Australian Health Promotion Association representatives.  Dr Si Thu Win Tin has kindly agreed to represent the SPC to ensure input from the Pacific. Ankur Singh has agreed to continue in the student representative role.
  • Queensland University of Technology Public Health Short Courses

    The School of Public Health and Social Work recognises that contemporary challenges facing the public health sector require skilled and versatile staff to provide strategic leadership and successful service delivery. Our aim is to meet your needs with our combination of real-world expertise and academic excellence. The school offers units as short courses, running full time over one to ten days.

    View the QUT website here for more information, registration for the following courses and a complete list of all available courses.
    - Disaster Management
    - Introduction to Quality Management in Health
    - Disaster Planning and Preparedness
    - Ergonomics
    - Introduction to Clinical Classification

    School of Public Health and Social Work
    Phone: +61 7 3138 0250
  • Australia China Centre for Public Health

    The ACCPH was established in 2014 as a research partnership between Australian and Chinese universities to focus on collaborative research in public health. The Centre is situated at Queensland University of Technology, School of Public Health and Social Work.

    To keep up to date with Centre activities, see the ACCPH website.
  • New book - Promoting Health in Aotearoa New Zealand
    Promoting health in Aotearoa imageLaunched in August 2015, this book provides an in-depth scan of the health promotion landscape in New Zealand. It explores ways in which Māori, and other perspectives, have been melded with Western ideas to produce distinctly New Zealand approaches. The book is rare internationally for its strong focus on indigenous health.

    It is edited by Louise Signal (Regional Director of the South West Pacific Region IUHPE) and Mihi Ratima.

    More information and a short video preview.

Who we are

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.

More information about members of the South West Pacific regional committee

Read about the development of IUHPE in the South West Pacific Region

Why become a member

As a global professional association, the IUHPE's major strength lies in the quality of skills and knowledge of our membership, and the capabilities of the Regional Offices and Headquarters in securing partnerships and resources to enable the organisation to pursue its goals.

Members range from government bodies, to universities and institutes, to NGOs and individuals across all continents working to advance public health through health promotion and health education. Acknowledging the different needs of our diverse membership, the IUHPE is willing and able to adapt its services to better respond to each.

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