An article co-authored by HPF’s Executive Director Sione Tu’itahi, Huti Watson, Prof Richard Egan, Margot W. Parkes and Dr Trevor Hancock features in a special Issue of Global Health Promotion this month to celebrate the International Union for Health Promotion and Education’s (IUHPE) 70th anniversary.


Waiora: the importance of Indigenous worldviews and spirituality to inspire and inform Planetary Health Promotion in the Anthropocene addresses the fundamental challenge facing health promotion in its next 70 years, which takes us almost to 2100: how do we achieve planetary health?


The authors begin with a brief overview of the massive and rapid global ecological changes the world is facing, the social, economic and technological driving forces behind those changes, and their health implications.

They propose an ‘Indigenous-informed framing to inspire and inform what we call planetary health promotion so that, as the United Nations Secretary General wrote recently, we can make peace with nature’.


Central to the argument is the need for a new set of values, which ‘heed and privilege the wisdom of Indigenous worldviews, as well as a renewed sense of spirituality that can re-establish a reverence for nature’.


You can find out more about the authors and read the full article HERE.

Access to the entire issue, which features eminent and new voices in health promotion, is free for the next six months, so be sure to take advantage of this offer and GET READING!

Congratulations to everyone involved, including – Professor Margaret Barry (IUHPE President) as Guest Editor, Editor in Chief Erica Di Ruggiero, Managing Editor Ana Gherghel and of course all authors and reviewers.