|The European Public Health Association
Newsletter - February 2021
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2. EUPHA update
EUPHA website improvements
We have improved our website homepage to reflect the new EUPHA Strategy 2020-2025 and its ‘triple A approach’ - Analysis, Advocacy, Action. Visit our revamped homepage to learn about our key activities.
New President for Public health genomics section
EUPHA welcomes Roberta Pastorino from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart Rome - section of Hygiene, as the new President for the Public health genomics section. We would like to thank the previous President Róza Ádány for her dedication to the section over the past few years.
EUPHA and Food and nutrition section feedback on public consultations
In February, EUPHA, supported by the Food and Nutrition section, provided feedback on two public consultations of the European Commission on food labelling and nutrient profiles, as nutrition is a major issue when it comes to public health.
Read our replies:
You too can have your say on those matters. Visit the EUPHA-FN webpage in the upcoming months to be informed of the next steps.
3. European Public Health Week
Host your own event or help us spread the word!
The aim of #EUPHW is to raise awareness about important public health themes and connect professionals contributing to public health across Europe.
This year’s themes:
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4. European Public Health Conference
14th European public health conference , 10 - 12 November 2021
Public health futures in a changing world
Theme of the conference
The theme of the virtual EPH Conference 2021 will be ‘Public health futures in a changing world’. Public health has changed a lot in the last thirty years. Whole subdisciplines, for example health informatics, and genetic public health, have grown up in that time. Has the core practice of public health changed? Does it need to? If so, we need to identify futures for our discipline, and figure out how to get there. If we don’t, others will, and that is not necessarily for the benefit of our practice, our practitioners, or the public. We need to articulate more forcibly who we are, why we are, and why we are relevant?
In a series of plenary sessions, we examine the most pressing challenges that will affect the future of our discipline in the near future:
The plenary programme is organised in close collaboration with our international partners - European Commission, WHO Europe, ECDC, European Observatory, EUPHA, EuroHealthNet, ASPHER – guaranteeing inspiring sessions with leading speakers from our own field of expertise and beyond.
The conference will be organised from Wednesday 10 until Friday 12 November. The programme includes plenary sessions, workshops, oral and poster presentations and ample opportunities for networking in Join the Network sessions. Pre-conferences are held on Wednesday morning. Most sessions will be live with interaction and moderation. More information about the programme is available on our website.
Abstract submission is open
Abstract submission for the virtual 14th EPH Conference 2021 is open from 1 February 2021 until 1 May 2021. Abstracts are invited for workshops, oral presentations and E-posters. All sessions will be 60 minutes. Do not miss the opportunity to be recognised for your hard work. More information on our website.
Abstract mentoring programme
EPH Conference offers an Abstract Mentoring Programme providing an opportunity for young and/or less experienced abstract submitters to receive feedback from experienced reviewers. The programme opens 1 February 2021 and is targeted at researchers who have limited access to colleagues to ask for guidance and comments on their proposed abstracts. More information on our website.
Registration for the virtual 14th EPH Conference opens 1 April 2021. Registration fees will be announced shortly on our website.
Environment and health track report - WCPH 2020
Today, EUPHA publishes the 'Environment and health in 2020' report. This report summarises the environment and health track from the 16th World Congress on Public Health, held online from 12 till 16 October 2019. It reports on key messages from the sessions and discussions.https://eupha.org/repository/advocacy/En...
5. EUPHA members update
FPH Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Equity
The Faculty of Public Health released a statement calling for concerted action to ensure that marginalised and disadvantaged communities are provided with equal opportunity to access the COVID-19 vaccination.https://www.fph.org.uk/news-events/fph-n...
6. European Journal of Public Health
Volume 31, Issue 1, February 2021
Peter Allebeck, Dineke Zeegers Paget, Iveta Nagyova
Learning from past mistakes? The COVID-19 vaccine and the inverse equity hypothesis
Impact of a nutrition education programme on free sugar intake & nutrition-related knowledge in fifth-grade schoolchildren
Dietary patterns and food insecurity of students participating in a food aid programme: the Mediterranean perspective
Pregnant under the pressure of a pandemic: a large-scale longitudinal survey before and during the COVID-19 outbreak
Demographic and public health characteristics explain large part of variability in COVID-19 mortality across countries
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH
WORK AND HEALTH
7. Call for proposals, job opportunities
Professor in public health
The University of Bremen (Faculty 11; Human and Health Sciences) is seeking applications – contingent on financial approval – for the position of professor in global health. Applications can be done until 26 March.
Global Health Centre events during 74th WHA
The GHC invites the global health community to contribute to critical discussions during the 74th World Health Assembly. They welcome proposals for co-organised events on governance, politics and power in global health until 15 March 2021.
Survey on how the lived experience of drug researchers influences their work
The Network of Drug Researchers with Lived Experience (NDRLE, pronounced NERD-LE) and the NYU Urban Epidemiology Lab, aims to understand how the lived experience of drug researchers influences their work. The survey takes less than twenty minutes, and will ask about your history of drug use and attitudes about drug use. The survey information will remain confidential, though we do collect IP addresses for the purpose of internal validity. We are interested in hearing from researchers who either use drugs or do not use drugs.
WHO full-time Technical Officer
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 1 Year
Closing Date: Mar 16, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
Primary Location: Switzerland-Geneva
Organization: HQ/GIH Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness
8. Interesting news
4 demands for an ambitious Europe's Beating Cancer Plan
Health and Environment Alliance | 1 February 2021
COVID-19 vaccines: call for global push to maintain efficacy
A call for a globally coordinated system to urgently advise national authorities and vaccine companies on changes necessary to vaccines as a result of new SARS-CoV-2 virus variantshttps://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-0...
Attitudes of Europeans towards tobacco and electronic cigarettes
Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety and co-ordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication.https://ec.europa.eu/commfrontoffice/pub...
Ombudsman calls on ECDC to be more open about its work as vaccine rollout begins
Press release | 9 February 2021
Variant-proof vaccines -- invest now for the next pandemic
Nature | Comment | 8 February 2021
The new WHO Foundation -- global health deserves better
The BMJ Global Health | Comment | 5 February 2021
Should spreading anti-vaccine misinformation be criminalised?
The BMJ | Head To Head | 17 February 2021
Covid-19: Social murder, they wrote--elected, unaccountable, and unrepentant
The BMJ | Editorial | 4 February 2021
New study suggests association between early pregnancy PFOA exposure and increased risk of miscarriage during first trimester
Health and Environment Alliance | 11 February 2021
The Independent Panel Urges Equitable Approach to Tackling COVID-19 and Moves Towards Recommendations for Future Pandemic Preparedness and Response
The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response has underscored the imperative of maintaining proven public health measures against COVID-19, particularly as new variants emerge.https://theindependentpanel.org/the-inde...
A Guide to Global Health Diplomacy
Global Health Centre | 18 February 2021
Are you interested in fair research and innovation partnerships?
It might be interesting for your research organization to look into the Research Fairness Initiative (RFI), led by Cohred. RFI is a learning tool especially for low- and middle-income countries to create trusting, lasting and effective partnerships in research and innovation. RFI assists stakeholders in research to assess their practices with the goal to strategize toward being more equitable partners over time. For more information visit their website.
Health Inequalities Portal - Interactive map
This interactive map provides a quick bird's-eye view of health and the extent of health inequalities in every country in Europe, and how that country compares to other European countries.https://health-inequalities.eu/toolbox/i...
Should governments consider Roma a priority in their COVID-19 vaccination roll-out plans?
This working paper was produced by the European Public Health Alliance’s (EPHA) Roma Health project and supported by the Race, Ethnicity and Health Equity team of the Open Society Foundations’ Public Health Program.
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