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The von der Leyen Commission: Mission Letter to Commissioner-designate for Health, Stella Kyriakides

On Tuesday, 10 September 2019, European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her selected team to lead her programme ‘for a Union that strives for more’ and released her Mission Letter to Commissioner-designate for Health, Stella Kyriakides of Cyprus. Dr. Kyriakides is a medical psychologist with many years of experience in the field of social affairs, health and cancer prevention. 

Realising the ASPHER Fellowship - Bridging Training and Practice. Part 1
I am back with some exciting news on my journey with piloting the ASPHER Fellowship Programme, after a wonderful 2 months spent in Porto, Portugal. 
I started the first part of my ASPHER...
Not leaving the young public health workforce in Europe behind - Reflections on the ASPHER-ASSETS 2019.

The Andrija Stampar Summer Educational and Tutoring School (ASSETS), being the first event of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region  (ASPHER) - Public Health Training Academy (PHTA), was launched at Brussels in July 2019, with nine promising young public health professionals attending the week long mentoring summer school.

Public Health Young Professional Journey with ASPHER - Internship to Fellowship

ASPHER Intern Naomi Litharo Nathan reports and reflects on her experiences interning with ASPHER.

John Middleton's Presidential Statement as part of the Opening Ceremony, Erice, Sicily, May 26th 2019

John Middleton Presidential Statement as part of the Opening Ceremony, Erice, Sicily, May 26th 2019

There is no civilisation without public health.

Season Greetings and Happy New Year from ASPHER

Best wishes this holiday season and a happy and healthy New Year to all!

Your ASPHER Secretariat,
Robert Otok, Lore Leighton & Cedric Slock

Author: ASPHER
Public Health Reviews’ publication on Folic Acid affects policy change on mandatory flour fortification in the UK

In January of this year, a review by Wald, Morris & Blakemore published in Public Health Reviews set off a new call for mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid in the UK. On 14 October, the British newspaper, The Guardian reported that UK ministers have backed a plan that will require all flour to be fortified with folic acid within the next few weeks. Sir Nicholas J. Wald was quoted as saying “If this is officially confirmed, the UK is taking an important step in preventive medicine and helping to avoid disability or termination of pregnancy.”

Author: ASPHER

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