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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.

    ASPHER is proud to partner with WFPHA and SItI for the 17th World Congress on Public Health in Rome, Italy from 2-6 May 2023!

    ASPHER members are eligible to register for the event at a reduced rate.

    Register for the 2023 WCPH here.

    Watch the WCPH promotional invitation video.

  • 2022 Andrija Ĺ tampar Medallist

    The 2022 Andrija Štampar Medal has been awarded to Dr. Laurent Chambaud, former Dean of EHESP French School of Public Health.

    Dr Laurent Chambaud has a long and recognized career in public health with responsibilities in different countries, intense work in research and training of public health professionals - reflected in leading one of the great international schools. He has a humanist vision of public health and, in particular, has contributed persistent and consistent work on behalf of ASPHER and APHEA. He shares his experience and enthusiasm with the most diverse members of the public health community, promoting bridges between institutions and people. Dr Chambaud consolidates a style of leadership that has enormously benefited everyone at ASPHER.

    Read more about Laurent Chambaud and other ASPHER 2022 Award winners here.

  • ASPHER Young Researchers' Forum Berlin

    Congratulations to our YOUNG RESEARCHERS FORUM - BERLIN winners for best presentation! 

    Winner: Iris GANSER, University of Bordeaux, FRANCE & McGill University, CANADA

    Honourable Mention: Alhadi K. OSMAN, Health Management Support Team (HMSTeam), NETHERLANDS 

    The YOUNG RESEARCHERS FORUM was held in Berlin on Wednesday 09 November 2022 as an EPH pre-Conference event.

    YRF-Berlin was co-Sponsored by EUPHA, SSPH+ and Public Health Reviews

    Download the full YRF Programme here

  • ASPHER Climate and Health Actions

    The FINAL Joint Statement by the ASPHER led EU Health Policy Platform’s thematic network on “Climate action through public health education and training” is now available for download.

    Continue to stay updated through the EU Health Policy Platform! where the thematic network has shifted to an Exchange Network.

    Don't miss the ASPHER Climate and Health Competencies for Public Health Professionals in Europe to support public health schools to implement education and training for public health professionals in the area of climate and health.

    Learn more about all ASPHER's Climate and Health Actions here.

  • ASPHER statement on the war against Ukraine

    In response to the war in Ukraine, ASPHER has convened a Task Force on War

    The Task Force has published a Roadmap to Developing ASPHER Technical Guidance Notes on War and HealthThe overall aim of this document is to outline a roadmap leading to the development of a series of technical guidance notes to inform the response of the ASPHER community to the Russian war on Ukraine. 

    ASPHER has released a statement on the role of Europe’s Schools of Public Health in times of war. The published version is available here. (Translated versions are available here)

  • Professionalization Road Map

    Road Map to Professionalizing the Public Health Workforce

    ASPHER and WHO have launched the Road Map to Professionalizing the Public Health Workforce. This Road Map offers pragmatic recommendations for action to professionalize the public health workforce as a response to growing public health needs; it puts forward levers that can be engaged to do so. It embraces, by necessity, a cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary approach that provides clarity about the scope and the specific competencies required, identifies key action areas for professionals and identifies the roles of the various actors.

    Learn more and download the Road Map here.

    Watch the launch webinar recording here!

    The Roadmap works in synergy with the WHO-ASPHER Competency Framework for the Public Health Workforce, part of the ongoing ASPHER Programme for Public Health Competencies 

  • Declaration: Global governance for health

    Global Network for Academic Health Declaration:

    Global governance for improved human, animal, and planetary health: the essential role of schools and programs of public health

    Schools and programs of public health have a crucial role in the current pandemic and in developing standards and competence for better public health as well as the public health knowledge and skills shown by the pandemic to be in need of massive expansion.

    We hope our member schools and programs of public health will use the declaration in their evidence to national governments, and health and education ministries, to make the case for enhanced public health education. 

    Download the Declaration here.

  • ASPHER COVID-19 Task Force

    ASPHER has an active Covid-19 Task Force made up of international experts who are actively engaged with responding to the most current public health challenges from the pandemic. 

    We invite you to check back to the Task Force webpage regularly for updates as well as a weekly European situation report

    All ASPHER Members are welcome to join the Task Force which meets weekly. Let us know if a representative from your programme would like to get involved.



    FOR SCHOOLS OF PUBLIC HEALTH: This site will facilitate your becoming part of a vibrant, dynamic community of schools of public health. Share best practices and learn from one another.

    FOR PROSPECTIVE AND CURRENT STUDENTS: Here you can learn about and compare different offers from schools of public health. Assess and map out your prospects for career development.

    FOR ALUMNI AND ALL PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: Here you can obtain career guidance and learn about continuing professional development opportunities in the public health arena.

    FOR PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM PLANNERS: Find resources on the public health workforce development. Review and compare school profiles, public health education and training schemes in Europe.

    DOWNLOAD the ASPHER 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.

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Davaalkham Dambadarjaa
School of Public Health, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences
Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Borys S. Zimenkovskyi
Department of Medical Law
Danylo Halytskyi Lviv National Mecial University
Lviv, Ukraine
00 38 067670203
Amanda Mason-Jones
Global Public Health, Department of Health Sciences, University of York
University of York
Heslington, United Kingdom
Dana Galieta Minca
Department of Public Health and Health Management, University of Medicine and Pharmacy - Carol Davila
University of Medicine and Pharmacy - Carol Davila
Bucharest, Romania
00 40 21 318 07 13
Cecily Kelleher
School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science
University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
00 353 1 716 3442
Polychronis Kostoulas
Department of Public and One Health, School of Health Sciences
University of Thessaly
Karditsa, Greece