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6 Conferences, the 3rd Commonwealth Digital Health Awards and Commonwealth Digital Health Expo – all in one venue. Held from 07th to 12th October 2018 at Cinnamon Grand, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Health in the City
The Commonwealth Health Professions Alliance (CHPA) partnered with the Commonwealth Association of Planners and the Commonwealth Foundation recently to host Health in the City, a forum designed to bring together leading planning, health and built environment professionals to develop inter-professional links to tackle complex health issues in rapidly urbanising Commonwealth settings. Click here to read the Communique of the event.

The meeting chaired by Dr Danny Sriskandarajah, Interim Director of the Commonwealth Foundation, was attended by Dr Oheneba Owusu-Danso (extreme right) Secretary of the Commonwealth Medical Association and Prof Sundara N Arulrhaj (extreme left) immediate past President of the CMA and now Chairman of the CHPA.

2012 Commonwealth International Conference
on Non-Communicable Diseases
International Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases
and the Role of Information, Communication Technology
(eHealth & mHealth)

September 14-16, 2012, Chennai, India


A group photograph of participants at the conference taken after the official opening on Friday, September 14, 2012

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Commonwealth Civil Society Statement released
The Commonwealth Foundation has released the Civil Society Statement to be presented to Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Perth Australia at the end of October 2011. The statement calls on civil society to be drivers of change in a dynamic Commonwealth.

Areas covered in the Statement include: Indigenous people and communities; human rights; culture and identity; climate and environment; health; peace and security; education, technology and innovation; governance and democracy; economic development, trade and finance; and gender equity and womenís rights. Members are urged to read the statement and use it as a lobbying tool to government in preparation for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. A full copy of the Statement can be found at:

commonwealth Heads
of Government

Communique from Perth meeting and report from Eminent Persons Group

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2011 Commonwealth International Conference
Non-Communicable Diseases

Diabetes, Obesity and Healthy Living
December 15-17, 2011
Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

A group photograph of participants at the conference: It includes Dr Henry Wanga, Hon Secretary of Kenya Medical Association (FR; 2nd left); Dr Oheneba Owusu-Danso, General Secretary of CMA (FR, 5th right); Prof Chandrika Wijeranatne, Keynote Speaker (FR, 4th right); Dr K. Opoku-Adusei, CMA Vice-President, W. Africa region (FR, 3rd right); Dr Margaret Mungherera, CMA Treasurer (FR, Extreme right); Dr Norman Mabasa, CMA Vice-President, ECSA region (MR, 2nd right); Dr Gandhi, Treasurer, KMA (BR, 3rd right); Prof Arulrhaj Nadar Sundara, IPP (BR, 4th left)

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Launch of the
Commonwealth Health Professions Alliance

The health professional associations accredited to the Commonwealth have formed the Commonwealth Health Professions Alliance (CHPA).

The CHPA consider that by working together they can more efficiently and effectively represent and support health professionals in Commonwealth countries and promote high standards of care and equity in access to care for Commonwealth peoples.

The CHPA was launched by the Australian Minister for Ageing, Senator Jan McLucas at Salon Verbier Crowne Plaza Hotel Geneva.

Commonwealth Health Professions Alliance
Climate Change And Health Survey
Summary Report, May 2009
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