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14/06/2013

Eurocare present at the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion

Nearly 900 delegates from all over the world discussed during five days how political decisions on health are implemented into practical actions in the WHO 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion in Helsinki from 10 to 14 June.

The participants expressed their common understanding and commitment in the Helsinki Statement on Health in All Policies that was put out on the final day of the conference.

Eurocare was present at the event together with The Alcohol Policy Youth Network (APYN) and IOGT International making sure that alcohol policy was part of the discussions in the workshops. It was particularly encourging to listen to the Irish Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Frances Fitzgerald, and her focus on the protection of children and young adults.

Healthy Ireland initiative is a positive initiative for many countries to follow.

For more inromation http://www.healthpromotion2013.org/