The APRLO is WFPHA regional office for Asia Pacific. It coordinates with countries throughout the region to improve and protect publics' health.

Establishment of APRLO

During the 41st WFPHA annual meeting in 2007, President Nasim requested Chinese Preventive Medicine Association (CPMA) to lead regional coordination work to establish better networking among the countries of the Asia region and report back at the next AGM. WFPHA should create and strengthen regional networks, as well as draft guidelines to govern the development of these networks.

In September 2007, CPMA visited APHA, and met with WFPHA Secretary General Dr. Barbara Hatcher to discuss the establishment of West-Pacific Regional Liaison Office (WPRLO) and the organization structure of the West-Pacific Regional Conference on Public Health (WPRCPH).

At the 42nd annual meeting in 2008, Dr. Cai Jiming (CPMA) reported on establishment of a regional liaison office and the organization of a regional conference in China in November 2009. WFPHA confirmed the establishment of the WFPHA WPRO liaison office of WFPHA in Beijing China and approved the organization of the West-Pacific Regional Conference on Public Health of WFPHA.

Asia-Pacific Region Liaison Office (APRLO) was officially set up in Beijing on October 25, 2010, operated by CPMA.