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18 Oct 2019
The ASPHER statement in solidarity with members of the Turkish Medical Association who have been convicted of “inciting hatred and hostility” and sentenced to prison in Turkey has now been published in the Lancet.
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5 Aug 2019

ASPHER welcomes the Swiss decision in favour of tobacco control /against the presence of Philip Morris International as a main sponsor of the Swiss Pavilion, EXPO 2020

17 Jul 2019

ASPHER's Spring/Summer Newsletter 2019

ASPHER Deans' & Directors' Good Practice Award

ASPHER Deans' & Directors' Good Practice Award for excellence in public health training and education

At the end of 2017, ASPHER proudly presented the ASPHER Deans' & Directors' Good Practice Award, an initiative of the 2017-2019 presidential agenda.

This yearly award, in which all ASPHER members are invited to participate, will showcase the best master programmes and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses offered by members of the Association. Three main characteristics of the programmes and courses will be assessed: impact, internationalisation, and innovation. These characteristics will be assessed by a panel of independent experts. 

The aim of the award is to promote excellence in public health education and training across Europe by encouraging ASPHER member schools to share their best practices and success stories. 

The 2019 award went to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) Fellowship Programme: EPIET & EUPHEM.

The 2019 ASPHER Deans' & Directors' Good Practice Award for excellence in public health training and education went to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) Fellowship Programme: EPIET & EUPHEM. The ECDC Fellowship Programme is a two-year competency-based training with two paths: the field epidemiology path (EPIET) and the public health microbiology path (EUPHEM).

After the two-year training, EPIET and EUPHEM graduates are considered experts in applying epidemiological or microbiological methods to provide evidence to guide public health interventions for communicable disease prevention and control.

Both curriculum paths provide training and practical experience using the ‘learning by doing’ approach in acknowledged training sites across European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) Member States.

The programme aims to strengthen the surveillance and control of infectious diseases and cross-border health threats; to engnance response capacity for effective field investigation and communicable disease control; to strengthen the European network of public health professionals; to support training and capacity building in Member States; and to facilitate multi-disciplinary cooperation.

The Good Practice Awards since 2018:

EuroPubHealth+ European Master in Public Health. 
ASPHER Deans' and Directors' Retreat London | Good Practice Award 2018