|The European Public Health Association
Newsletter - April 2022
Welcome to the April newsletter. Please take a closer look at the webinars in May, co-organised by EUPHA. Also, don't forget to plan your event for the European Public Health Week from 16-20 May this year. Finally, the deadline for submitting your work for the Berlin 2022 European Public Health Conference is very close. If you want to share your important work, please submit by the 1st of May!
Wishing you pleasant reading,
Iveta Nagyova, EUPHA president and Dineke Zeegers Paget, EUPHA executive director
2. EUPHA update
EUPHA president, Iveta Nagyova, speaks at the Biosimilar medicines online meeting: Changing patient care pathways, changing outcomes
On the 28th of April, Iveta Nagyova represented EUPHA in this online meeting discussing the use of biosimilar medicines more widely in chronic care. Iveta highlighted the need for more accessibility for more patients, but also ensuring that the costs of the healthcare system do not increase.
Statement by EUPHA-LAW on the war in Ukraine
One month after EUPHA’s Statement was published, the Law and Public Health Section of EUPHA Endorses the EUPHA statement on the war in Ukraine. Read more in the statement.https://eupha.org/repository/sections/em...
In the European Public Health News of this month's EJPH, Zeegers Paget and Petelos (chair) of the EUPHA working group on gender equality reflect on the persistent sexual and physical violence against women. European Public Health News | European Journal of Public Health | Oxford Academic (oup.com)
Immunization Week - Joint statement from the Coalition for Vaccination
EUPHA is a member of the Coalition for Vaccination. In our latest joint statement, released for the 2022 Immunization Week, we emphasise that benefits of vaccines should be available to everyone and everywhere. We also remind that it is vital for the control of vaccine-preventable diseases that no one be left behind, especially children.https://coalitionforvaccination.com/asse...
Immunization Week - Video to educate children on the importance of vaccination
At the initiative of Prof Anna Odone, president of the EUPHA Digital health section, several Italian and European institutes and associations joined in the production of a video educating children on the importance of vaccination. The video Leo & Giulia is now available in English at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k4qAnIwuHU
14th European Public Health Conference - Track reports
The 14th European Public Health Conference was reported on by dedicated EUPHA fellows.
EUPHA/Wemos webinar: Access to Covid-19 technologies: assessing public initiatives through a health equity lens
2 May 2022, 14:00 - 15:30 CET
The webinar is hosted by Elena Petelos (EUPHA) and contains presentations by Tom Buis, Marianne Meijer and Mariska Meurs (Wemos) and Q&A moderated by Prof. Anna Odone (EUPHA).
EUPHA Webinar: Qualitative Research: Tools for Understanding Community Needs and Amplifying Voices
EUPHA Webinar: The contribution of labour market to health workforce policy development
11 May 2022, 13:00 14:00 CET
3. European Public Health Week
The European Public Health Week is coming closer
And we’re very excited about it! The theme of this year is ‘Health throughout the life course’ and it addresses everything that affects you throughout your life. Have you already seen the event calendar?
Watch our YouTube video to get ideas for events
Spread the word about the European Public Health Week
If you are unable to organise your own event, spreading the word is also hugely important.
Participate in the European Public Health Week
By joining EUPHW events and activities, your are contributing to the success of event hosts! Each day of the week is dedicated to a public health theme, so pick your favourite(s) and see which events are planned for that day.
The list of events can be found here and we’ll also announce them on our social media channels the coming weeks.
4. European Public Health Conference
15TH EUROPEAN PUBLIC HEALTH CONFERENCE, 9 - 12 NOVEMBER 2022 - STRENGTHENING HEALTH SYSTEMS: IMPROVING POPULATION HEALTH AND BEING PREPARED FOR THE UNEXPECTED.
1 MAY: LAST DAY TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT
Hurry, hurry, abstract submission for the 15th EPH Conference 2022 is open until 1 May 2022, 18:00 CET. Abstracts are invited for workshops, oral presentations and E-posters. Prizes will be awarded for the best oral, poster and early career professional’s presentation. Abstracts do not have to be confined to the conference theme but can cover any aspect of public health. Check the submission topics here.
All sessions will be 60 minutes. Accepted abstracts are published in the Abstract Supplement of the European Journal of Public Health. Do not miss the opportunity to be recognised for your hard work. More information on our website.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN WITH BENEFITS FOR EUPHA MEMBERS
Registration for the in-person 15th EPH Conference is open. You can benefit from early bird registration fees until 1 September. We are expecting over 1,500 delegates in Berlin. Meet your colleagues at the largest public health event in Europe during four fully packed conference days. EUPHA members and delegates from Germany pay € 670 before 1 September, non-members € 760, Students, trainees and colleagues from low- and middle-income countries pay € 400 (all including VAT). More information here
Pre-conferences are held on Wednesday 9 November. The full programme will be announced by mid-May. Pre-conferences are held for half day (morning or afternoon) or full day. Attending a pre-conference requires separate registration. This can be done while registering for the main conference but can also be added to your existing registration at a later time. Registration fees are €75 and €150. Sponsored pre-conferences are €20. (inclusive network buffet lunch and VAT).
WELCOME TO BERLIN 2022
The 15th EPH Conference in Berlin will be the first EPH Conference since Marseille 2019 to take place live and in person from 9-12 November. With the steady return to 'normal' life across Europe, we are increasingly confident that we can actually host an in person conference in Berlin in November. From 1 April 2022 there are no longer any restrictive measures for the event industry. Meetings, conferences, events and trade fairs are no longer subject to upper limits and access conditions. Event organizers are free to decide whether and how to make use of protective measures. For the EPH Conference 2022 we will follow the recommendations for responsible events to ensure our delegates can attend the conference safely. Current measures in Berlin can be followed in detail on the websites of VisitBerlin and the State of Berlin.
THEME AND PROGRAMME
The theme of the in person 15th EPH Conference 2022 will be ‘Strengthening health systems: improving population health and being prepared for the unexpected’. In the past years, we have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic that infectious diseases know no boundaries. Although we have seen the successful development of vaccines, we have also seen with the spread of the Delta and Omicron variants around the globe that these vaccines have not yet been available to everyone. At the conference, we want to explore ways how the public health community can bring about better population health. How can Europe take a more active role in global health? Europe must use its knowledge and influence to balance out market forces, expand regulatory oversight and create socially responsible systems for health, especially when it comes to the distribution of vaccines and essential medicines. More information here.
The 15th EPH Conference will be held in the hub27 Berlin, part of Messe Berlin. Hub27 is a modern, multifunctional conference centre with ample room for networking and meeting colleagues. It is easily accessed by U-Bahn and S-Bahn from all parts of Berlin. You can reach Berlin by train from everywhere in Europe. Long-distance high-speed trains arrive at and depart from the Hauptbahnhof. Flights to and from the new Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport (BER), 20 km from the city center.
5. EUPHA members update
Developing a much needed Spanish Public Health State Agency
The Spanish Society of Public Health and Health Administration (SESPAS) organised a working group with experts from different public health fields and its ten federated scientific societies. This group was entrusted with the task of preparing a report containing concrete proposals aimed at facilitating decisions on the design and functions of this new institution, from a scientific, technical and independent perspective, and based on the values and ideas that underpin public health.
SESPAS believes that the creation of the Public Health State Agency is a unique to transform health policies, protect and promote population health. The Agency will support the effective development of the General Law on Public Health by applying its principles of equity and health in all policies, contributing to the reduction of health inequalities and to promote sustainability.
New EUPHA member
We warmly welcome the Association of specialists in public health disciplines in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina to our network as a full member of EUPHA and look forward to a fruitful cooperation.
Spring meeting EuroNet MRPH
On 12, 13 and 14 May 2022 the EuroNet MRPH Spring meeting is held with theme: Global health - the path to implement policies.
6. European Journal of Public Health
Volume 32, Issue 2, April 2022
HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH
The European Food Regulatory Environment Index: a tool to monitor progress in implementing food environment policies
NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
Socioeconomic and demographic risk factors in COVID-19 hospitalization among immigrants and ethnic minorities
7. Call for proposals, job opportunities
Several positions open at the UCL Institute for Global Health
The UCL Institute for Global Health has opened 5 positions. Join their teams in London!
8. Interesting news
Videos and poster presentations from the 31st Alzheimer Europe Conference
If you were unable to participate in the virtual 31st Alzheimer Europe Conference #31AEC at the end of last year, you can now access some of the on-demand content from the event, free of charge. Videos of plenary and parallel presentations, as well as quick oral presentations are now available online. Posters are also available on Alzheimer Europe's Flickr account. All details can be found on their webpage.
The programme book and abstract book from #31AEC can also be found on the Alzheimer Europe website here.
A Global NCD Agenda for Resilience and recovery from COVID-19
This Global NCD Agenda for Resilience and Recovery from COVID-19 outlines win-win solutions to ensure all countries can recover stronger and embrace a safer, healthier future. The recommendations are intended to support leaders and decisionmakers to step up equitable, cost-effective policy action and investment to strengthen population health and build more resilient health systems.
Trust, ethics lie at heart of health data sharing, health professionals say
Euractiv | 8 April 2022
Annual Global Health 50/50 report
Global Health 50/50 | Report | April 2022
The fifth annual Global Health 50/50 report, Boards for all?, presents the first-ever analysis of the gender and geography of who governs global health. Through an examination of the demographics of over 2,000 board members of the most influential organisations active in global health, the report warns that global health is not living up to its name.
These cities are trying to save their residents from climate change
Welcome ¦ 21 April 2022
PHIRI project - April newsletter
In this issue, the project leaders share with you the main achievements and developments of the project since its start, ranging from the launch of the Health Information Portal, a one stop shop to access health & healthcare data in Europe, to the Rapid Exchange Forum, answering urgent research and policy questions on COVID-19.https://mailchi.mp/5fcb16577019/phiri-ne...
9. Upcoming courses and conferences
10. Interesting publications
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Humanitarian response in Ukraine and neighboring countries
Mental Health and Psychosocial support, Humanitarian Response in Ukraine and Neighbouring Countries, is made available by the IASC Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC RG MHPSS).
The health needs of refugees from Ukraine
The BMJ | Opinion | 9 April 2022
How to identify epistemic injustice in global health research funding practices: a decolonial guide
The BMJ Global Health | Practice | 25 April 2022
Challenges to evidence-informed decision-making in the context of pandemics: qualitative study of COVID-19 policy advisor perspectives
The BMJ Global Health | Original Research | 21 April 2022
Impact of pictorial health warning labels on smoking beliefs and perceptions among waterpipe smokers: an online randomised cross-over experimental study
Tobacco Control | Original Research | 20 April 2022
Mental health of migrants with pre-migration exposure to armed conflict: a systematic review and meta-analysis
The Lancet Public Health | Article | April 2022
Children: innocent victims of war in Ukraine
The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health | Editorial | April 2022
Impact of introducing a minimum alcohol tax share in retail prices on alcohol-attributable mortality in the WHO European Region: A modelling study
The Lancet Regional Health Europe | Article | April 2022
Association of Short-term Air Pollution Exposure With SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Young Adults in Sweden
The JAMA Network Open | Original investigation ! | 20 April 2022
Health system resilience post-COVID: Moving towards more European cooperationhttps://eurohealthobservatory.who.int/ne...
Commercial determinants of cancer control policy (Eurohealth)https://eurohealthobservatory.who.int/pu...
11. European Commission news
Calls for proposals on promoting mental health: Mental health support for Ukrainian displaced people
A € 2 million call for proposals for non-governmental organisations has been launched on 20 April to support mental health of displaced people from Ukraine. Proposals will implement best practices to improve mental health and psychological wellbeing in migrants and refugee populations, with a special focus on Ukrainian displaced people
Deadline: 30 May
Register online - EU Health Policy Platform Holds Annual Meeting
The EU Health Policy Platform will hold its annual meeting on 4 and 5 May 2022.https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/sante/news...
World Health Day: Statement by Commissioners Stella Kyriakides and Virginijus Sinkevičius
"On World Health Day, the time to talk, debate, argue must give way to urgent action to ensure that the future of our planet is safeguarded, and is one in which we can thrive."https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscor...
Call for proposals for NGOs launched to support mental health of Ukrainian refugees
A € 2 million call for proposals for non-governmental organisations has been launched on 20 April to support mental health of displaced people from Ukraine. Proposals will implement best practices to improve mental health and psychological wellbeing in migrants and refugee populations, with a special focus on Ukrainian displaced people. Deadline to submit proposals is 31 May.https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/sante/news...
COVID-19: Commission calls on Member States to step up preparedness for the next pandemic phase
On 27 April, the European Commission has proposed a set of actions to manage the current phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for the next one. The Commission therefore calls on Member States to take actions before autumn to ensure vigilance and continued coordination of health preparedness and response. The Commission therefore calls on Member States to take actions before autumn to ensure vigilance and continued coordination of health preparedness and response.https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscor...
12. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control news
Dr Andrea Ammon's mandate as ECDC Director extended until 2024
Dr Andrea Ammon’s mandate as ECDC Director has been extended by the Centre’s Management Board (MB) until 15 June 2024. This decision followed the imminent ending of her five-year tenure, which began on 16 June 2017. The extension was supported by all MB members during an extraordinary session that took place today. It is expected that a new Director will be appointed in 2024.https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/news-event...
Eurosurveillance - Volume 27, Issue 14, 07 April 2022
Eurosurveillance - Volume 27, Issue 15, 14 April 2022
Eurosurveillance - Volume 27, Issue 16, 21 April 2022
13. WHO news
Fighting COVID-19 in prisons: WHO report presents best practices from countries
A new WHO report “Good practices in managing infectious diseases in prison settings” sums up the most effective policies from Member States that are aimed at reducing the risks of disease outbreaks in prisons while ensuring human rights and effectively using the resources at hand.https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topic...
Health-care facilities in the firing line - the unacceptable reality of the war in Ukraine
Health systems, facilities and health workers should never be targets. They must remain protected, functional, safe and accessible to all who need essential medical services. In any conflict, attacks on health care are a violation of international humanitarian law.https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topic...
Health on Earth: a healthy planet benefits us all - World Health Day 2022
On World Health Day, WHO/Europe called on everyone to come together and recognize the importance of our planet, for the sake of our health and that of the generations to come.
WHO Air quality Database - Update April 2022
This document describes the latest WHO database on ambient air quality.
European Immunization Week 2022 - celebrating progress and addressing new challenges in the control of vaccine-preventable diseases
Taking place from 25 April to 29 April, the Immunization Week is an opportune moment to celebrate the historic achievements in protecting lives and livelihoods made possible by vaccines, and to acknowledge their further potential to protect public health.https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topic...
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