Membership


Categories of Membership

The Association is functioning through the sum of its membership

There shall be the following classes of membership: Individual Members, Individual Fellow, Individual Honorary Members, and organisational members

 

Individual Membership (MAPHA)

By Election

All Individuals and professionals specialized in the field of Public Health, Family Medicine, Community Medicine, Environmental Health, Occupational Health, and any other related disciplines and all other health professionals from all background who are interested in promoting public health are entitled to join the Association in the first 5 years (until 2020) as a Founding Members with all the rights and privilege of the Membership.

 

By Exam

From 2020, all those who wish to be to join the Association Membership should pass the exam (both Part A and B). The Board will determine the content and the timings of the Membership Examinations

This category will be available in 2020

 

Through Distinction

The Board will decide, based on individual basis and assessment by Membership Committee, to admit distinguished public health and other health professionals to the Membership in recognition to their significant contributions to public health in the Arab World and internationally through their academic and / or service achievements

This category will be available after the first General Meeting

 

Individual Fellowship (FAPHA)

By Election

All categories of individual Members of the Association (founding, examination and distinguished members) are entitled to the election as a Fellow of the Association within 5 years of good standing and contributions to public health. The Board may shorten such period of entitlement on the recommendation of the Membership Committee / Board in recognition for the significant contribution to public health

 

Through Distinction

The Board will decide, based on individual basis and assessment by Membership Committee, to admit at any time a distinguished public health and other health professionals to the Fellowship in recognition to their outstanding contributions to public health in the Arab World and internationally through their academic and / or service achievements

This will be available after the first Annual General Meeting

 

Individual Honorary Members (HonMAPHA)

– All individuals who believe and engaged in promoting health and preventing disease who wish to join the Association can join at this level of membership category

– Honorary Members will enjoy the benefits and privilege of the Association Membership

 

Institutions, Organizations, National Associations and Corporate Membership

– All National, Sub-Regional and Regional Associations and Bodies of Public Health, Professional Training Boards (National Boards, Arab Board) Universities, Academic Departments and Institutions, Schools of Public Health, Ministries of health, Consumer Protection Organisations, Food and Drug Authorities, Municipalities, and all organizations and institutions that promote public health can join the Association under this category.

– This is a key category for the Association as a Regional umbrella to coordinate activities and raise the standards of public health practice and academia

– Organizations that support or invest in tobacco, alcohol, and arm industry are not allowed to join the Association