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ASPHER Statement on the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak Emergency

ASPHER statement on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak emergency. 
Int J Public Health (2020).
John Middleton, Jose M Martin-Moreno, Henrique Barros, Laurent Chambaud, Carlo Signorelli

PDF (download)

Available translations:
Arabic version 
French version
Georgian version
Italian version
Polish version
Portuguese version 
Russian version
Spanish version

Editorial team (ASPHER): Lore Leighton, Robert Otok

Full list of signatories:

ASPHER COVID-19 Task Force
Laurent Chambaud, EHESP School of Public Health, FRANCE
Michaela Coenen, Ludwig Maximilians University, GERMANY
Jeannette de Boer, Netherlands School of Public Occupational Health, THE NETHERLANDS
Nadav Davidovitch, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, ISRAEL
Alberto Fernandez, Andalusian School of Public Health, SPAIN
Henrique Lopes, Portuguese Catholic University, PORTUGAL
Amanda Mason-Jones, University of York, UNITED KINGDOM
Jose Martinez Olmos, Andalusian School of Public Health, SPAIN
Eva Rehfuess, Ludwig Maximilians University, GERMANY
Ralf Reintjes, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, GERMANY
Carlo Signorelli, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, ITALY
Mohamud Sheek-Hussein, United Arab Emirates University, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

ASPHER Executive Board
John Middleton - President
Henrique Barros, University of Porto, PORTUGAL
Robert Buckingham, University of Michigan-Flint, UNITED KINGDOM
Mary Codd, University College Dublin, IRELAND
Katarzyna Czabanowska, Maastricht University, THE NETHERLANDS
Nino Künzli, Swiss School of Public Health, SWITZERLAND
Karolina Lybomirova, Medical University - Sofia, BULGARIA
Oliver Razum, University of Bielefeld, GERMANY
Carlo Signorelli, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, ITALY

ASPHER Honours Committee
Jose M Martin-Moreno - President
Theodore Abelin
Roza Adany
Vesna Bjegovic
Helmut Brand
David Byrne
Franco Cavallo
Gaetano M Fara
Josep Figueras
Antoine Flahault
Anders Foldspang
Elina Hemminki
Zsuzsanna Jakab
Ilona Kickbusch
Ulrich Laaser
Jeffrey Levett
Martin McKee
Elias Mossialos
Charles Normand
Jean Rochon
Stojgniew Sitko
Theodore Tulchinsky

ASPHER Member Schools
Mirjana Kujundžić Tiljak, Univesrsity of Zagreb, CROATIA
Jutta Lindert, University of Applied Sciences Emde/Leer, GERMANY
Mariam Lobjanidze, University of Georgia, GEORGIA
Jochen Mierau, University of Groningen, THE NETHERLANDS
Elpida Pavi, University of West Attica, GREECE
Christian Vladescu, Nat School of Public Health, Management & Professional Dev, ROMANIA
Maurice Zeegers, Maastricht University. THE NETHERLANDS

ASPHER Secretariat
Lore Leighton
Robert Otok

Organisational Endorsements: 

Philip Baba Adongo, President, Association of Schools of Public Health in Africa (ASPHA)
Wah-Yun Low, President, Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH)