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The 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion

8th Global Conference on Health Promotion: Health in All Policies

The 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion (8GCHP) was held in Helsinki, Finland, from 10 to 14 June 2013. The conference was co-organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland (MSAH).

The plenary sessions and the press briefings were broadcasted live on the Internet and may be viewed as recordings here: Videos and webcasts
The presentations may be viewed here:

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Finland leads the way in taking health into all policies

14.6.2013 09:16 Nearly 900 delegates from all over the world discussed during five days how political decisions on health are... Read More

Citation for Lifetime Achievment to Kimmo Leppo

14.6.2013 08:55 Dr Kimmo Leppo, one of the founding fathers of the health promotion movements, was awarded with a Citation... Read More

President Niinistö: Health a central area of policy making

10.6.2013 12:02 It is my great pleasure to wish you all warmly welcome to Finland. I am delighted that the... Read More


"Empower the people - that's the way to implement health in all policies"
- Dr Suwit Wibulpolprasert, Senior Adviser on Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand

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Health is important for the society as a whole