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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
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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Author: ASPHER
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."

Author: ASPHER
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.

Author: ASPHER

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