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WCPH 2020 Blog


Research and vaccine hesitancy in Italy: the challenge of COVID-19


  Programme related - Stefania Boccia - 4 Sep 2020 9:00 CET

Italy was the first Western country to be hit hard by the pandemic with over 6,500 new diagnosis daily at its peak and more than 800 COVID-19 related deaths by the end of March. However, after the lockdown the number of daily cases soon hovered around just a few. Lately, cases have increased as well as imported ones. The median age of people that contract the infection has dropped to 29 years... [Read more]

Think digital: infodemics in the age of COVID-19


  Programme related - Vina HuLamm - 27 Jul 2020 9:00 CET

Since 2009, I’ve had the privilege of attending the World Congresses on Public Health held in Turkey, Ethiopia (2013), India (2015) and Australia (2017). At every one of these events, I have witnessed the power of public health professionals gathering from around the world during times of unique challenges and disturbances. This year’s 16th World Congress on Public Health, to be held virtually for the first time ever, is no exception... [Read more]

The Crisis - a friend or a foe for public health leaders


  Programme related - Kasia Czabanowska - 1 Jul 2020 9:00 CET

We are all very much looking forward to the World Congress on Public Health 2020, whichwill be delivered, in a very new virtual format this year. How relevant and timeless is the leading motto of this scientific feast ‘Public Health for the Future of Humanity: Analysis, Advocacy, and Action’.  This meeting will be an important forum not only to share and reflect on how the pandemic has changed our views but also to voice the lessons learnt and propose future steps for change... [Read more]

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