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The Winter 2019 ASPHER Newsletter
29 Mar 2019


Dear Colleagues, Dear ASPHER Members, 

We have all swiftly made it to year 2019 with our busy agendas, deadlines, projects and mission to advance public health education and training. We are happy to share the winter edition of the ASPHER Newsletter with you. It is already the second edition, nicely put together for you in a new format by Lore Leighton, who has now joined the ASPHER Secretariat. We are looking forward to the Deans’ and Directors’ Retreat in Erice, Italy, which assumes a slightly different shape, giving more opportunities to our members, by engaging you to share your achievements, practices and concerns with the ASPHER community in various thematic sessions and panels. We know that our schools of public health are doing a great job of developing public health professionals who can effectively address complex health challenges through fantastic public health programmes and curricula at all levels. We want to know what you do and what you are proud of. ASPHER’s Good Practice Award for excellence in public health training and education is an opportunity for you and for all of us to share good practice. We encourage you to apply. 

With my warm spring wishes to all members and collaborating partners, 

Kasia Czabanowska, ASPHER President 



With this newsletter we are saying goodbye to the winter season and advancing through 2019. ASPHER is expecting some exciting developments and challenges ahead of us in the coming months, such as the handover of the presidency and transition between 2020 and 2025 strategic agendas providing for the key context. 

We are sending this issue after visiting the ECDC to discuss furthering our collaboration (read more on this in the ASPHER Partners and Beyond section of this newsletter). Updates on the relevant planning will follow in the next newsletter! 

This issue will help you to prepare for the Erice retreat. We count on our members’ active participation in the key membership event of the Association. You may also find out more about past events and activities via flash reports as well as learn about the upcoming ones – engage! Also, don’t miss ASPHER calls and some important communications from our partners that we carefully selected for you. 

ASPHER would also like to give a warm welcome to our new intern, Naomi Limaro Nathan who has joined the ASPHER office in Brussels until mid-June. Naomi Limaro is a trained medical doctor and a second year, European Public Health Masters' Student, specializing in governance of health systems in transition at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. She is enthusiastic about her new role with ASPHER and looks forward to this learning experience. ASPHER members will learn more about her project and experience from the internship in the next newsletter. 

Please enjoy this edition of the ASPHER newsletter and don’t forget to share your news with to be included in the next issue or on the ASPHER website activity log. Finally, as you see we are experimenting with a new format of the ASPHER newsletter. Thus, we would appreciate any comments and/or suggestions for improvements for us to consider - let us know! 

Greetings from Brussels! 

Please find the newsletter linked here.

Warm wishes,
The ASPHER Secretariat

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