Annual TUFH Conferences

  • 1979 Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1981 Bellagio, Italy
  • 1983 Havana, Cuba
  • 1984 Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • 1985 Ismailia, Egypt
  • 1987 Pattaya, Thailand
  • 1989 Kerkrade, the Netherlands
  • 1990 Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  • 1991 Ilorin, Nigeria
  • 1993 Penang, Malaysia
  • 1994 Sherbrooke, Canada
  • 1995 Madras, India
  • 1995 Manila, the Philippines
  • 1996 Durban, Republic of South Africa
  • 1997 Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1998 Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • 1999 Linköping, Sweden
  • 2000 Manama, Bahrain
  • 2001 Londrina, Brazil
  • 2002 Eldoret, Kenya
  • 2003 Newcastle, Australia
  • 2004 Atlanta, GA, USA
  • 2005 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • 2006 Ghent, Belgium
  • 2007 Kampala, Uganda
  • 2008 Chia-Bogota, Colombia
  • 2010  Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2011 Graz, Austria
  • 2012 Thunder Bay, Canada
  • 2013 Ayutthaya, Thailand
  • 2014 Fortaleza, Brazil
  • 2015 Pretoria, South Africa
  • 2016 Shenyang, China
  • 2017 Tunis, Tunisia
  • 2018 Limerick, Ireland
  • 2019 Darwin, Australia
  • 2020 Virtual, Mexico
  • 2021 Virtual, Indonesia
  • 2022 Vancouver, Canada
  • 2023 Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • 2024 Cape Town, South Africa

The 2023 Annual Conference of The Network: TUFH is planned to take place October 23-26, 2023. The co-host was the University of Sharjah.

The theme of TUFH 2023 was Beyond Bounderies: Health Equity through a Culture of Learning.

TUFH 20231 was a Conference that brought together an international audience to discuss and further explore the four sub-themes of:

  • How the Community learns
  • How Healthcare Practitioners learn
  • How Students learn
  • How Policymakers learn

TUFH 2023 was the second fully hybrid annual conference.



The 2022 Annual Conference of The Network: TUFH was the first hybrid conference held from August 16-19th, 2022.
The co-hosts were the Rural Coordination Centre of BC and the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council.
The theme was Moving Forward Together: Unity for Health for All.

The 4 subthemes of TUFH 2022 were:

  • Building Better Together
  • Harmony for a Healthy World
  • Social Responsibility: Healthcare Conducted Where People and Place Matter
  • Learning with Indigenous Peoples Towards Advancing Equity & Wellbeing

The TUFH 2022 DECLARATION was the outcome.


The 2021 Annual Conference of The Network: TUFH was held virtually July 20th – 23rd, 2021. The host was the Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing Universitas Gadjah Mada. The theme of TUFH 2021 was Enhancing Interprofessional Collaboration and Learning for Strengthening Primary Health Care.

TUFH2021 was a Conference that brought together an international audience to discuss and further explore the four sub-themes of:

– Community-Based Education for Health and Social Care Students

– High-Quality Learning and Collaborations in the Health Workforce

– What can we Learn from your Primary Health Care Practice and Experiences?

– Innovative Ways for Community Mobilization and Engagement of Stakeholders

TUFH 2021 was the second fully virtual annual conference, because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. At this conference the second Solutions Challenge Pre-Conference day was held with professionals and students all working together. 

Read the TUFH 2021 Indonesia Declaration here.


The 2020 Annual Conference of The Network: TUFH was the first fully virtual conference held from September 23-25th, 2020. The host was the Facultad De Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. The theme was Primary Health Care: A Path Towards Social Justice; Systems and Community Based Responses for COVID 19. The 4 subthemes of TUFH 2020 were: – Intersectoral Collaborations and the Social Determinants of Health – Measuring Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals – Working with Underserved Populations towards Community Empowerment – Building the Capacity of Future Leaders in a Socially Accountable World The TUFH 2020 MEXICO DECLARATION was the outcome. TUFH 2020 was the first virtual edition as we were all faced with the Pandemic of COVID-19. At TUFH 2020 there were several Spanish sessions. #TUFH2020

The 2019 Annual Conference of The Network: TUFH was held from September 10-13, 2019 in Darwin, Australia.
It was the 40th anniversary for The Network: TUFH.
The co-host was Flinders University in the Northern Territory. 
The theme was Social Accountability: from Evidence to Action.

The 4 subthemes of TUFH 2019 were:

  • First Nations Health
  • Remote and Rural Health
  • Interprofessional Education and Practice
  • Future Leaders in Socially Accountable Education and Research

The TUFH 2019 DECLARATION was the outcome.