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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

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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.”

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Anders Foldspang Retirement Address: From 60 to 120

On Friday 21 September, former ASPHER President 2006-2007, Anders Foldspang celebrated his retirement from Aarhus University. ASPHER's director, Robert Otok was honored to be invited to speak at the event. The text of his address is presented here.

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Public Health Planning for Brexit **updated 05 Nov 2018**

With no Brexit deal in sight, Public Health entities are making their own plans for continued collaboration as with the UK Faculty of Public Health's "Blueprint for a Post-Brexit Relationship with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control."

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President Elect, John Middleton's speech to the ASPHER 2018 Dean’s and Director's Retreat, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, June 20th, 2018

On June 20th, 2018, John Middleton (President of the UK Faculty of Public Health) addressed the ASPHER Dean's and Director's Retreat in the John Snow Lecture Hall at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His candidacy for ASPHER's President Elect (2019-2021) was met with unanimous approval. The content of his speech is presented here.

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Athens Appealing: Reforming Greek Public Health
Full-article Wall Street International, 27 March 2017
http// By Jeffrey Levett  One hundred years ago several eminent scholars with their...
Athens ASPHER Celebration, 25-27 May, 2016 - BLOG 2
Dear Colleagues,
The approaching CELEBRATION is fast upcoming! Stated differently, we are approaching the upcoming celebration!
As promised, we are trying to maintain your awareness level of...
Athens ASPHER Celebration, 25-27 May, 2016 - BLOG 1
Dear ASPHER Members, Colleagues and Fellow Ramblers,
Let me again thank each and every one of you personally for your support to return ASPHER and its General Assembly [GA] to Athens in 2016, first...

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