The 9th Global Conference on Health Promotion (9GCHP) will be co-organized by WHO and the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of the People's Republic of China.The conference will provide an unprecedented opportunity to reassert the significance of health promotion in improving health and health equity at the historical moment of 30 years anniversary of Ottawa Charter, and the first year of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The 67th World Health Assembly (Resolution WHA 67.12) requested the WHO Director-General to prepare, for the consideration of the 68th World Health Assembly, a “Framework for Country Action Across Sectors for Health and Health Equity”, which could be used in different contexts, taking into account the Helsinki Statement on Health in All Policies. In keeping with the request to the Director-General a draft framework was developed in three rounds of informal consultations.
The participants to the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion endorsed the Helsinki Statement on Health in All Policies in which they prioritize health and equity as a core responsibility of governments to its peoples, affirm the compelling and urgent need for effective policy coherence for health and well-being and recognize that this will require political will, courage and strategic foresight.
At the end of World Congress 2015, the Tokyo Declaration on Dental care and oral health for healthy longevity was adopted to call upon health policy-makers and professionals to significantly reduce the global disease burden, promote greater equity, and integrate oral health promotion into the NCD prevention and control and development agenda.