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.


The vision of the IUHPE is a world where all people achieve optimum health and wellbeing.


The values critical to the achievement of this vision include:

  • Respect for the innate dignity of all people; for cultural identity; for cultural diversity; and for natural resources and the environment;
  • Inclusion and involvement of people in making the decisions that shape their lives and impact upon their health and wellbeing;
  • Equity in health, social and economic outcomes for all people;
  • Accountability and transparency – within governments, organisations and communities;
  • Sustainability;
  • Social justice for all people; and
  • Compassion and empowerment.


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The IUHPE’s mission is to promote global health and wellbeing and to contribute to the achievement of equity in health between and within countries of the world.

The IUHPE fulfills its mission by building and operating an independent, global, professional network of people and institutions to encourage the free exchange of ideas, knowledge, know-how, experiences, and the development of relevant collaborative projects, both at global and regional levels. 


GHP has an impact factor!

We are pleased to announce that 2012 Impact factors have been released and that the IUHPE official scientific journal, Global Health Promotion was awarded with an Impact factor of 0.729, in the...

21st World Conference on Health Promotion in Pattaya, Thailand

Plenary presentations

Opening plenary: Best Investments for Health

Sania Nishtar

Prawase Wasi


Plenary I: What are the Best Investments for Health and the Well-being of People?

Somsook Banyabancha

John Frank

Anne Mills

Daniel Weinstock


Plenary II: How Far Have We Invested in Health Promotion Systems? When Is It Enough? Is It Ever Enough?

Rudolf Knippenberg

Thaksaphon Thamarangsi


Plenary III: Promotiong Helath in All Policies: Successes and Challenges? Looking at Barriers, Common Lessons and Differences

Dasho Karma Ura

Taru Koivisto

Jose Vargas Vidot


Plenary IV: Health Promotion in Practice Awards

Prakit Vathesatogkit

Gene R. Carter

Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III