We are a group of public health professionals who believe that the Constitution of the World Health Organization (WHO) still offers the most comprehensive outlook regarding public health. - Despite the current policies executed by WHO and many of its member states.
Inequalities in health on local, regional, national, and international level are still prevailing and it doesn't seem to be the case that national and international public health agencies do much to close the gap.
International health has become a topic in times of globalization because global economic processes affect local people almost instantly. We believe that the time is ripe to monitor what's happening in the field of public health given the developments of bio- and gene-technology, global climate changes, performance of global corporations etc.
This is particularly true regarding the health of Indigenous Peoples.
We believe that WHO and all national governments need support to their activities by an independent watchdog organization focussing on:
reviewing public health programs and projects and their impact on public health on national and international level
making evaluation reports on those programs and projects available on this web-site
In addition, we provide access to resources on public health in our What's New section. All items published there will also be archived. Access to the archive is available on the navigation panel at the top of each page.
We are open for suggestions to add more features to our activities.
Here's a short article about our work, published by The Lancet on 7 October 2000.
Please be patient with us since we're currently running on a budget paid out of private accounts to fund the list-service and the web-site.
If you wish to sponsor our activities, please be advised that we only accept support from other non-governmental organizations and individuals supportive to our cause. Naturally, we will display your name and your logo on our site: sponsor web-page
We do not accept donations and/or funds from any governmental and private business agencies.
Donations to the International Public HealthWatch are kindly appreciated. Please send your cheque to the address given below. Thanks for your generosity and your kind support.
This site is provided and managed by:
Eberhard Wenzel MA PhD
School of Public Health
Meadowbrook, Qld. 4131
Tel.: +61-7-3382 1026
Fax: +61-7-3382 1034
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Check out the WWW Virtual Library: Public Health
for web-based resources relating to our cause.
Dr Lori A. Lambert (USA), A/Prof Rosmarie Erben (Australia),
Prof Peter Franzkowiak (Germany), David Knopfler (UK), Prof Ronald Labonte (Canada)