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Editorial Maurice B. Mittelmark Five years ago, I used these editorial pages to write • The gap between the health programmes that are about the complementarity of IUHPE and WHO needed, and those that are operating. health promotion conferences, as a prelude to the • The gap between what we know about the social WHO’s Bangkok Conference on Health Promotion determinants of health, and what we are doing held during August 2005. Happily, the comple- about them. mentarity continues, with the WHO conference • The gap between the ideal of health promoting ‘Promoting Health and Development: Closing the health systems and the reality. Implementation Gap’ (Nairobi, Kenya, 26–30 th October 2009) and the coming 20 IUHPE World Among the immediate outcomes that the WHO Conference on Health Promotion (11–15 July 2010 anticipates will come out of the Nairobi confer- in Geneva, Switzerland). Both conferences have ence, is a political statement calling for the inclu- explicit themes on health, equity and sustainable sion of health promotion outcomes within the development, and both build on the foundation of design of development programmes. This speaks to the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion of 1986. the interface between health and development, and The 2005 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Health Promotion SAGE

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© The Author(s) 2009,
ISSN
1757-9759
eISSN
1756-3976
DOI
10.1177/1757975909348140
pmid
20028663
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Abstract

Maurice B. Mittelmark Five years ago, I used these editorial pages to write • The gap between the health programmes that are about the complementarity of IUHPE and WHO needed, and those that are operating. health promotion conferences, as a prelude to the • The gap between what we know about the social WHO’s Bangkok Conference on Health Promotion determinants of health, and what we are doing held during August 2005. Happily, the comple- about them. mentarity continues, with the WHO conference • The gap between the ideal of health promoting ‘Promoting Health and Development: Closing the health systems and the reality. Implementation Gap’ (Nairobi, Kenya, 26–30 th October 2009) and the coming 20 IUHPE World Among the immediate outcomes that the WHO Conference on Health Promotion (11–15 July 2010 anticipates will come out of the Nairobi confer- in Geneva, Switzerland). Both conferences have ence, is a political statement calling for the inclu- explicit themes on health, equity and sustainable sion of health promotion outcomes within the development, and both build on the foundation of design of development programmes. This speaks to the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion of 1986. the interface between health and development, and The 2005

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Global Health PromotionSAGE

Published: Dec 1, 2009

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