After years of preparation we have now launched the new International Health Literacy Association (IHLA). With Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi from the US and Peter Chang from Taiwan and myself along with many supporting colleagues across the world we held three unifying launching meetings in Europe, Geneva; North-America, Washington; and Asia, Haiphong in October and November 2016.
It was wonderful to meet all the engaged people at the meetings and within the online community. I am so grateful that we can finally mobilize ourselves to make a strong impact on the global health agenda. With the sustainable development goals as an action framework health literacy will be one of the cornerstones in the process to fight poverty and inequality towards better health for all.