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of public health professionals
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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.
  • Statement: Waive Vaccine Intellectual Property Rights

    Global Network for Academic Public (GNAPH) and World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) Joint Statement:

    Waive Vaccine Intellectual Property Rights Now!

    Vaccine equity means a fair distribution of vaccine, so that all countries can immunise their populations.

    There must be a Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) waiver now and change in the future intellectual property environment for all current and future SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

    Read the summary statement, and ASPHER's report.

    The Vaccine Waiver statement has been sent in a letter to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in advance of its Minsterial Conference.

    To endorse the statement, contact

  • 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 Climate and Health Competencies for Public Health Professionals in Europe

    ASPHER is launching Climate and Health Competencies for Public Health Professionals in Europe!

    You are invited to join us on Monday 25 October for the launch webinar.

    Learn more and register: here

    'Adaptation Actions on Climate Change and Health through Public Health education and training' has been selected to become one of three 2021 Thematic Networks on the EU Health Policy Platform!  

    Congratulations to ASPHER Fellow Rana Orhan and tremendous thanks to all of you who mobilised and voted for the iniative!

    Find more information about the HPP network here

  • ASPHER Young Researchers' Forum

    The 2021 ASPHER Young Researchers’ Forum (YRF) was held on Friday, October 8th, 12:45-16:10 as part of the 30th Anniversary of the Krakow School of Public Health – Jagiellonian University Medical College. 

    This was the first edition of the YRF to held online and offered via an ASPHER member event.

    Well done to all who participated with presentations of their original research! We most especially congratulate the 2021 best presentation winner, Alejandro Gonzalez Aquines with his study on Health Corruption in Western and Central-Eastern European Countries during the COVID-19 pandemic: a mixed-method research.  

    The 2021 YRF Programme is available to download here.

  • Strategic Plan 2020-2025: ASPHER 2025

    The ASPHER 2025 Strategy outline was approved and adopted at the Association's General Assembly on 10 September 2020.

    The strategy describes ASPHER's planning through 2025 including:

    Vision and Values
    Core Mission and Enabling Areas
    Strategic Objectives
    Membership Benefits and Services

    Download the Strategic Plan 2020-2025: ASPHER 2025.

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Resources

    See the ASPHER COVID-19 Statement here.  

    See also the ASPHER COVID-19 Task Force Resource Page.

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

    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.

  • 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. 

    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. 


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    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.

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Judit Simon
Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
Réjean Hébert
École de santé publique de l'Université de Montréal
Université de Montréal
Montréal, Canada
Borys S. Zimenkovskyi
Department of Medical Law
Danylo Halytskyi Lviv National Mecial University
Lviv, Ukraine
00 38 067670203
Jorge Sim?es
Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical
Universidade Nova de Lisboa IHMT/NOVA
Lisbon, Portugal