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The Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER)

ASPHER is the key independent European organisation dedicated to strengthening the role of public health by improving education and training of public health professionals for both practice and research.
  • Reopening of Schools of Public Health: ASPHER Rapid Review Survey

    The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has significantly altered the education environment and few national authorities have specific guidance for reopening higher education campuses.

    European SPH could play a critical role in policy and guideline development. By promoting dialogue, SPH can better design and enact policies and recommendations relevant to them. 

    ASPHER has conducted a rapid review survey of school reopening plans for a selection of programmes from our Member Network.

    Read more about the results and the report here.

    A follow up survey will be conducted in late September.

  • 2020 Andrija ©tampar medalist

    The Andrija Štampar medallist of 2020 has been selected!

    Selma Šogorię, MD, MPH, PhD is a professor at the Andrija Štampar School of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia.  Selma Šogorię's greatest professional and scientific interest is related to the field of community health, health policy, and the organization of the health system. Internationally, Selma Šogorię is well known for her contributions to the Healthy Cities and Counties movement across Europe. Through her work with Healthy Cities and Counties projects, Selma Šogorię collaborates with local and national administration representatives, professionals from other disciplines, and public and non-governmental organizations from Croatia and abroad.

    The award ceremony will take place in the context of the 16th World Congress of Public Health, which will be held virtually from 12-16 October. 

  • Global Network for Academic Public Health Statement on the Beirut Explosion

    ASPHER, the Global Network for Academic Public Health, and the public health community express our deep concern and solidarity with the people of Lebanon, following the appalling explosion in Beirut of August 4th, 2020. The work of public health professionals is to protect and improve the populations’ health. The current disaster highlights multiple problems contributing to a worsening health catastrophe in Lebanon, requiring urgent international support and solidarity.

    Read the Global Network for Academic Public Health Statement on the Beirut Explosion here.

  • WHO-ASPHER Competency Framework for the Public Health Workforce

    ASPHER is proud to announce the publication of the WHO-ASPHER Competency Framework for the Public Health Workforce

    The Framework is aimed  is aimed at policy-makers, human resources for health planners and professionals with a particular interest in the public health workforce, and other stakeholders, such as education institutions, public health institutes and others responsible for implementing policy and professional organizations. 

    Special Webinar Friday 11 September 10:30-12:30 CEST:
    To introduce the WHO-ASPHER Competency Framework and explore how it can be used to strengthen PHW in the European Region (Registration required!)

    The Framework is part of the ongoing ASPHER Programme for Public Health Competencies that is being carried forward over the ASPHER 2025 Strategy period by Executive Board Member, Professor Mary Codd. 

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Resources

    ASPHER has released "The ASPHER Statement on the COVID-19 Outbreak Emergency".

    Find the ASPHER COVID-19 Statement and Signatory list here.

    See also the ASPHER COVID-19 Task Force Statements on Masks and Testing.

    ASPHER is compiling a list of resources and information, including online training and learning materials for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease outbreak.

    ASPHER COVID-19 Resource Page

    We will be including information, communications and best practices from our Member Schools - both in English and local languages.

    Please contact us with any items we may add and keep checking back for more information as it arrives.


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Talk Public Health
TIPH Sheffield Report – Talk Public Health
18 Sep 2020 | Updated by Talk Public Health
Board of Directors of the Italian Postgraduate Schools of Hygiene and Public Health
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Global Network for Academic Public Health Statement on the Beirut Explosion
17 Sep 2020 | Updated by ASPHER
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ASPHER September 2020 Newsletter: Message from the President
17 Sep 2020 | Updated by John Middleton
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+420 585 632 706
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Laurent Chambaud
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