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The European Public Health Association
Newsletter - June 2022

Newsletter - June 2022

  1. Editorial
  2. EUPHA update
  3. European Public Health Week
  4. European Public Health Conference
  5. EUPHA members update
  6. European Journal of Public Health
  7. Call for proposals, job opportunities
  8. Interesting news
  9. Upcoming courses and conferences
  10. Interesting publications
  11. European Commission news
  12. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control news
  13. WHO news

1. Editorial

Welcome to our pre-summer update. Check out the updates from EUPHA, the EPH Conference, the European Journal of Public health and interesting news/publications. 

Wishing you pleasant reading, 

Iveta Nagyova, EUPHA president, and Dineke Zeegers Paget, EUPHA executive director

2. EUPHA update

New EUPHA Executive director: Dineke Zeegers Paget hands over to Marieke Verschuuren

As of July 1st, Marieke Verschuuren will be EUPHA’s Executive Director. Marieke is very familiar with EUPHA, as she sat on EUPHA’s Executive Council as Secretary for the past 3,5 years, and is founder and active member of the EUPHA Public health monitoring and reporting section. 

She has a strong track record in public health, including advocating the right to health for all at Wemos, working as an independent public health consultant, leading the public health foresight study 2018 at the National Institute for Public Health and Environment in the Netherlands, and as technical officer at WHO Regional Office for Europe. In addition, she authored key publications on European health information systems and  population health monitoring. The 15+ years of experience in working on the interface of policy and research will guide her work as EUPHA’s new Executive director. Dineke hands over the directorship after 25 years of leading the EUPHA organization. We are extremely grateful for everything that she has done for EUPHA and are very pleased that she will continue to be part of the office team as EUPHA strategic advisor.
From left to right: Dr Dineke Zeegers Paget, Dr Iveta Nagyova (EUPHA president), Dr Marieke Verschuuren.

EUPHA selected as member of HERA's Civil Society Forum

EUPHA has been selected to be member of the Civil Society Forum of the European Health Emergency preparedness and Response Authority (HERA). This Forum is a sub-group of the HERA Advisory Forum. The appointment is for three years. As member of the Forum, EUPHA will bring the public health perspective to the table and represent our members, including national public health associations and societies in Europe. Dr Ricardo Mexia, president of our EUPHA Infectious diseases control section, is the EUPHA representative and he has attended the first Forum meeting on 28 June. We are looking forward to this collaboration and providing valuable inputs to HERA’s mission to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to health emergencies.

EUPHA statement on reproductive rights are human rights

EUPHA reaffirms its position and stands in solidarity with women all over the world. We call to action our colleagues in other professional associations, in civil society, and in international and national bodies, to join their voices to ours and support women in claiming their fundamental rights and our colleagues who work to safeguard the reproductive rights of women and girls wherever they live.

ASPHER-WHO Task Force on Public Health Workforce Professionalisation

On 31 May 2022, ASPHER kicked off the ASPHER-WHO/EURO Task Force on Professionalising the Public Health Workforce (PPHW-TF). The PPHW-TF is pivotal to raising awareness and recognition of the public health profession in the European Region and globally. It is centred around topics such as: public health employment, licencing and credentialing, job taxonomy, workforce development and planning, and education at graduate and post graduate levels. We are excited to move forward with WHO Regional Office for Europe on this timely and urgent agenda with a large and motivated group led by ASPHER past-President Kasia Czabanowska. EUPHA is represented by Ellen Kuhlmann, president of the EUPHA Health workforce research section.

Climate action through public health education and training - joint statement on EU Health Policy Platform

The final joint statement on 'Climate action through public health education and training', led by ASPHER on the EU Health Policy Platform is now published. EUPHA endorses this timely statement that highlights the urgency for action in both adaptation and mitigation of climate change in the health sector, with the focus on education and training. Read this joint statement to see how your organization can support climate-health in education.

The availability of biosimilar medicines offers an equally effective, better value option for physicians and patients: insights from EUPHA President Dr Iveta Nagyova and Xavier Mesrobian

In this article, co-authored by both authors, the connection between biological medicines and chronic diseases is explored.

Give kids a break! Contribution from EUPHA-LAW section president, Prof. Amandine Garde

Together with other organisations from the healthy food marketing campaign, EUPHA co-organised a meeting with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on the topic of food marketing to children. The event took place at the European Parliament on June 28th. Professor Amandine Garde, EUPHA-LAW section president, gave an overview of the current EU legal framework regarding food marketing to children, and presented the key elements that should be included in a EU Food Marketing Directive.

  • End all forms of cross-border marketing for unhealthy food
  • Protect all children (i.e. up to 18 of age)
  • Use the WHO EURO nutrient profile model to categorise food
  • End the marketing of unhealthy food between 6am and 11pm on broadcast media
  • End the marketing of unhealthy food on digital media
  • End the use of marketing techniques appealing to children for the promotion of unhealthy food (including the use of equity brand characters on food packaging)
  • End the sponsorship by food brands of sports and cultural events, unless brands can prove that such sponsorship is not associated with unhealthy food

3. European Public Health Week

Last month we celebrated the European Public Health Week. Some of the highlights, based on our database and the evaluation survey:

  • 235 events in 32 different countries and 21 different languages.
  • 405 organisations participating.
  • 82 of the events were organised by 2 or more organisations.
  • The theme of Monday, ‘A healthy and health literate youth’ had the most events.
  • Almost 69% of the event host collaborated with colleagues to organise the event
  • In general, the number of participants at each event has grown. From the event hosts that participated in our evaluation survey almost 70% indicated that their event was attended by 10 to 50 people and almost 30% of the events were attended by 100 or more people.
  • Most of the event hosts (60%) needed between 2 to 4 weeks to organise their event.
  • More than 90% of the respondents of our survey will organise an event again. Looking forward to your contributions next year!

We look back on a successful EUPHW: raising awareness about public health and promoting collaboration among the public health community. Many thanks to all event hosts, partners and disseminators for helping us to realise this! Our next step is to keep evolving the European Public Health Week to reach and connect even more public health professionals. 

Stay tuned for more information about next year’s Week #EUPHW2023. Dates and more information will be announced on the EUPHW webpage.


4. European Public Health Conference



Pre-conferences are held on Wednesday 9 November. The full programme can be found on our website. 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. (all sessions inclusive network buffet lunch).

Evaluating implementation of public policy for the promotion of physical activity and healthy nutrition:  Why, how and what should this involve. (PENP), organised by EUPHA Public health policy and politics section and EU-Policy Evaluation Network

Addressing pre-existing and emerging mental health challenges in times of crisis and beyond – Strategies, approaches and practices from a European perspective (MENH), organised by Federal Centre for Health Education (Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung - BZgA), Germany, and the Austrian National Public Health Institute (Gesundheit Österreich GmbH - GÖG), Austria

Microsimulation models as a health policy decision support tool (ECON),organised by EUPHA Public health economics section

Unravelling data for Rapid Evidence-Based Response to COVID-19 (unCoVer) (REBR), organised by Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp, Belgium

Health literacy and salutogenesis in context (LISA), organised by EUPHA Health promotion section with the BMBF Research Consortium Health Literacy in Childhood and Adolescence (HLCA) and German universities.

Precarious employment - harmonized definition and reporting in public health (PREM), organised by Precarious Work Research Consortium, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Health systems responses to migration: from crisis mode to diversity-sensitive inclusive systems (MIGR), organised by Heidelberg University Hospital, Bielefeld University, EUPHA Migrant health section and Lancet Migration European Hub

Natural experimental evaluations for public policy and health systems: recent advances and updated guidance (NEEV), organised by EUPHA Public health epidemiology, Public health economics and Health services research sections; in collaboration with the UK Medical Research Council and MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Methods and analytical strategies for longitudinal studies on social security, work and health (SSWH), organised by EUPHA Social security, work and health section (SSWH)


The parallel programme is now available online! Check out when you are scheduled for presentation. You can search by logging in and typing in your surname. Instructions for presenters (workshops, orals, pitches, posters) can be found here.

Accepted abstracts are published in the Abstract Supplement of the European Journal of Public Health. Until 15 July you can amend your abstract before it is being processed for publication. Presenters of abstracts are required to register for the conference before 15 July. More information on our website.


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


We offer an exciting lunch symposiums programme which is open for all delegates, no separate registration required.

Enhancing pathways for vaccine assessments and national decision-making – a driver of resilient health systems

Organised by VaccinesEurope

As Europe begins to look beyond the pandemic, there is an opportunity to reflect on the future needs of the vaccine ecosystem as a driver of health system resilience and sustainability. A key area for attention and policy action concerns the country-specific pathways through which vaccines are assessed and decisions made on their inclusion in National Immunisation Programmes (NIPs). This lunch symposium will bring together key stakeholders from across Europe’s immunisation ecosystem to consider the actions that are needed to enhance national vaccine pathways.

More lunch symposiums will be announced shortly on our website.


There are currently no restrictive measures for the event industry in place in Berlin. 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.


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 centre.


5. EUPHA members update

Austrian Public Health Association looks back at a successful annual scientific conference

After a two-year break, the 25th annual scientific conference of the Austrian Public Health Association (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Public Health - ÖGPH) was organised. It took place under the motto "global crises - national public health?". The ÖGPH annual conference took place during the European Public Health Week. For the first time, the ÖGPH also published a compilation of relevant abstracts on the topic of the day. In May the ÖGPH also held its general assembly.

Bulgarian Public Health Association active participation in EUPHW2022

The European Public Health Week 2022 had a large Bulgarian participation with 44 events out of a total of 235 events from 32 countries. It is the fourth consecutive year that Bulgaria organises the highest number of events. Bulgarian language took an honorable second place after English in terms of frequency among the 21 languages ​​in which the events of the week were held.
Detailed information about the Bulgarian participation in the EUPHW2022 is available:



6. European Journal of Public Health

The new impact factors have been announced and we a pleased to share with you that the impact factor of the European Journal of Public Health has increased to 4.424. We have made a selection of the most cited articles which is free to access for everyone, everywhere.  

Volume 32, Issue 3, June 2022

Commercialization challenges open science
Eero Lahelma, Ossi Rahkonen, Tea Lallukka

The LoCo (Lockdown Cohort)-effect: why the LoCo may have better life prospects than previous and subsequent birth cohorts
Moritz Oberndorfer, Ruth Dundas, Alastair H Leyland, Anna Pearce

Kidney transplantation and withdrawal rates among wait-listed first-generation immigrants in Italy
Alessandra Agnese Grossi, Francesca Puoti, Pamela Fiaschetti, Paola Di Ciaccio, Umberto Maggiore, Massimo Cardillo
‘This is not what I want for my children’: agency and parenting in Danish asylum centres
Amina Barghadouch, Morten Skovdal, Marie Norredam, Kathrine Vitus

7. Call for proposals, job opportunities

Two vacancies at EuroHealthNet

EuroHealthnet is recruiting a Programme Manager and an Administrative and Operations Assistant.

Call for participants: eDelphi Survey on Rapid Review Methodology

Rapid Systematic Reviews, also called Rapid Reviews, are an evidence summary method that accelerates the process of conducting a traditional systematic review through streamlining or omitting a variety of methods to produce evidence in a resource-efficient manner. The Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre, which is a joint Concordia University, UQAM and CIUSSS-NIM research centre, is recruiting participants for the following project: Identifying priority questions regarding rapid reviews methodology: an eDelphi process.
This survey may take approximately 20 minutes to complete. The survey is now open, and it will close on July 4th.

Call for Submissions | Nicotine and Tobacco Research

Advancing Equity in Policies Restricting Flavors in Nicotine/Commercial Tobacco Products by Addressing Racial and Social Justice
This special issue will bring together timely transdisciplinary research findings on how restricting menthol cigarettes and other flavored commercial tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarillos, little cigars, ENDS, hookah, etc.) impact health equity and racial justice at the intersection of product marketing and sale, youth and adult behaviors, and community engagement.
Deadline for submission: Friday, August 12, 2022.

8. Interesting news

Conference on Tobacco, Law and Human Rights: Crossing borders, spaces and substances - Conference report

Read the report of the conference organised by Prof. Brigit Toebes, Dr. Katerina Tsampi and Dr. Michelle Bruijn, from the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen and Global Health Law Groningenmon 12-13 May 2022.

If we want to fight cancer, we should tax the companies that cause it

The Guardian | 21 June 2022

"Expecting ordinary citizens to mitigate risk is backwards. It should be the responsibility of the companies polluting the environment to pay the price for the cancers they are creating."

Public acceptability of policies to address obesity

Safe Food | June 2022
The aim of this research project is to determine public support for a range of policies, including fiscal (taxes and subsidies) and non-fiscal, and interventions to address obesity in Ireland.

How are inequalities in health from Long COVID being exacerbated and what are the strategic implications for more equitable support for those with enduring clinical sequelae of infection?

ASPHER | Statement | June 2022

EuroHealthNet calls for a more coherent strategic and coordinated approach to implement the EU 'Healthier Together' NCD Initiative

Eurohealthnet | Statement | 28 June 2022
In this statement, Eurohealthnet calls on the European Commission to, as part of implementation of the Healthier Together – EU Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Initiative, establish sustained structures and mechanisms that bring together key stakeholders to refine the Initiative, encourage member states to take on ambitious, well integrated actions, and to help coordinate the overall approach.

EEA Report - Exposure to pollution causes 10% of all cancer cases in Europe

European Environment Agency | Report | 28 June 2022
Exposure to air pollution, second-hand smoke, radon, ultraviolet radiation, asbestos, certain chemicals and other pollutants causes over 10% of all cancer cases in Europe, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report.

PHIRI project - May / June newsletter

In this newsletter, the PHIRI team shares with you the videos of thethree sessions they organisedduring the European Public Health Week 2022.
They also share the recording of the European Health Information Portal first anniversary.

9. Upcoming courses and conferences

Ethnography for Healthcare Improvement Summer School
7 Jul 2022 - 8 Jul 2022 / United Kingdom
Organiser: University of Leicester

Towards the next Council conclusions: which role of adult vaccination?
7 Jul 2022 / Virtual event
Organiser: European Patients' Rights & Cross-border Healthcare

short course: Emotional well-being and physical health
11 Jul 2022 - 15 Jul 2022 / London, United Kingdom
Organiser: Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness and UCL

The Observatory Venice Summer School 2022 - Implementing innovation: How do we make best practice work?
24 Jul 2022 - 30 Jul 2022 / Island of San Servolo, Venice, Italy
Organiser: European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

31st edition of the SSPH+ Lugano Summer School in Public Health Policy, Economics, and Management
22 Aug 2022 - 27 Aug 2022 / Italy and online
Organiser: SSPH+

Migration and Health: a world on the move
26 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022 / Brescia, Italy
Organiser: ESCMID

Public Health in East and Southeast Europe: Growth, Inequality and the State
13 Oct 2022 - 15 Oct 2022 / Regensburg, Germany
Organiser: Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS)

6th Eastern-European Conference of Mental Health & 3rd International Public Mental Health Conference
13 Oct 2022 - 15 Oct 2022 / Hybrid, Zagreb, Croatia
Organiser: EUPHA Public Mental Health Section, ao

10. Interesting publications

Post COP26: legal action now part of public health's environment and climate change toolbox

A commentary by EUPHA-LAW steering committee members and representatives from Greenpeace and HEAL, published in the European Journal of Public Health.

Health system performance assessment: a framework for policy analysis

Widening of inequalities in COVID-19 years of life lost from 2020 to 2021: a Scottish Burden of Disease Study

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health | Original Research | 25 May 2022
In this study, the authors monitor changes in overall, and inequalities in, COVID-19 years of life lost to premature mortality (YLL) in Scotland from 2020 and 2021.

From drug prohibition to regulation: a public health imperative

The Lancet | Comment | 21 June 2022
Authors of this paper argue that the public health community needs to challenge the notion that prohibition is an acceptable approach. They stress that harm reduction and other proven public health interventions need to be at the centre of a new, regulation-based approach to drugs.

The resilience myth

The BMJ | Opinion | 10 June 2022
"The focus on resilience distracts us from important questions. For example, why does [our] job require so much resilience in the first place? Have we actually set ourselves up for longevity and success, or merely undertaken a 30-year endurance test?"

Call for action: Health services in the European region must adopt integrated care models to manage Post-Covid-19 Condition

The Lancet | Comment | 21 June 2022
Authors argue that success in this pandemic is not only developing new diagnostics, treatments and vaccinations to prevent hospitalisations and deaths, but also ensuring provision of accessible, affordable and individualised long-term rehabilitative care, thereby reducing disease burden and restoring best quality of life for the affected population.

Health Literacy, Socioeconomic Status and Vaccination Uptake: A Study on Influenza Vaccination in a Population-Based Sample

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | 6 June 2022
In this study, authors examine the relationships among health literacy, socio-economic status factors, and influenza vaccination uptake in Tuscan (Italy) residents belonging to different high-risk groups for influenza.

Enabling research capacity strengthening within a consortium context: a qualitative study

The BMJ Global Health | Original Research | 28 June 2022
In this paper, authors explore how health research consortia may be better structured to support research capacity strengthening (RCS) outcomes. Four enabling factors presented as especially influential to optimising RCS outcomes within a consortium context, including: (1) access to funding; (2) inclusive and engaging leadership; (3) a diverse array of facilitated interactions for consortium members; and (4) an efficient interface between a consortium and their respective member institutions.

Oral health care in Europe: Financing, access and provision

Oral diseases are increasingly recognized as one of the most prevalent conditions in Europe, affecting nearly half of the European population. Despite their high prevalence, statutory coverage of dental care is limited in many European countries as evidenced by restricted service packages and high private funding compared to other health services.
This Health Systems in Transition (HiT) review investigates a broad range of topics of oral health care across Europe, ranging from oral health and inequalities, coverage gaps, financial protection and unmet needs, preventive community care, workforce, corporate dentistry and cross-border care.

A call for citizen science in pandemic preparedness and response: beyond data collection

The BMJ Global Health | Analysis | 27 June 2022
This narrative review examines citizen science approaches in participatory data generation, modelling and visualisation, and calls for truly participatory and co-creation approaches across all domains of pandemic preparedness and response.

The cost of living: an avoidable public health crisis

The Lancet Public Health | Editorial | June 2022
"Good nutrition, shelter, and the ability to lead a dignified life are essential foundations of good health. If unaddressed, rising living costs will leave people in health-harming, even life-threatening, situations in the short term, while embedding a public health timebomb for the future."

Infographies - The Lancet

Since 2014, the Lancet has been publishing visual summaries, data visualisations, and illustrated explorations to enhance and complement work published across the journal. The latest one focuses on coeliac disease.

Building health equity through housing policies: critical reflections and future directions for research

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health | Essay | 14 June 2022
Housing may be at once the most powerful and underused toolto improve population health. Using examples from the USA, authors argue that current levels of housing insecurity are the result of clear and inequitable policy choices, leading to the entrenchment of health inequities—particularly, across race and class.

Affect, dis/ability and the pandemic

Sociology of health and illness | 2 June 2022
In this paper, authors recognise the material ways in which disabled people have been differentially impacted by Covid-19 and make a case for understanding the affective dimensions of the pandemic. To understand the emotional impacts of Covid-19 upon the lives of disabled people they embed critical analyses of affect in the dual processes of disablism and ableism: the dis/ability complex.

11. European Commission news

European Health Data Space - Q&A

How can EU Member States benefit from the European Health Data Space? The European Health Data Space' ambitious goal is to advance digital health for all Member States and to make the healthcare systems of the EU ready for the digital future. Read more questions and answers on this Q&A page.

Healthier Together: the Commissions launches €156 million initiative on non-communicable diseases in Europe

On 22 June, the European Commission launched an important initiative to support EU Member States to reduce the burden of EU Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) by addressing the leading causes of avoidable premature death in Europe and improving citizens' health and well-being. To do so, the Commission has published a guiding document to the “Healthier Together: EU Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Initiative”. This Initiative identifies effective actions and the available legal and financial supporting tools across five main areas: cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, mental health and neurological disorders, as well as their main contributing factors. The Initiative will have a budget of €156 million under the 2022 work programme of the EU4Health programme. 

Horizon Europe Cancer Research calls

The European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA) has published five calls for proposals on cancer research to support the EU Cancer Mission.
The topics focus on improving and strengthening cancer research and its infrastructures, optimisation of cancer treatments, creation of a European Cancer Patient Digital Centre, the establishing of national cancer mission hubs and the creation of network supporting the EU Cancer Mission.

Managing antimicrobial resistance #AMR across the #healthsystem - draft opinion by Expert Panel on effective ways of investing in health

The Expert Panel was requested to provide a concise policy-oriented opinion with analysis and recommendations on four questions, to support the Commission on the issue of AMR.

European Health Union: Start of delivery of vaccines in response to the monkeypox outbreak

On June 28th, the delivery of the first vaccine doses purchased by the European Commission's Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) in response to the current monkeypox outbreak started, with an initial 5,300 doses arriving in Spain, out of the total 109,090 doses procured. It is the first of a series of deliveries that will take place regularly in the weeks and months to come to ensure that all Member States are ready to respond to the current monkeypox outbreak, prioritising the most affected Member States.

European Health Union: Political agreement on the Serious Cross-Border Threats to Health Regulation

The Commission has welcomed the political agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council on June 23rd, on the Serious Cross-Border Threats to Health Regulation. The new rules are providing the EU with a comprehensive legal framework to govern joint action on preparedness, surveillance, risk assessment, and early warning and response.

Farm to Fork: New rules to reduce the risk and use of pesticides in the EU

These new rules should improve the health of people living in the European Union, as we know there are major risks to the health of citizens linked to the use of chemical pesticides, especially for those persons using them but also for vulnerable groups and children.

Europe's Beating Cancer Plan: Commission proposes to prohibit flavoured heated tobacco products

One June 29th, the European Commission has proposed to prohibit the sale of flavoured heated tobacco products in the EU. This proposal comes in response to the significant increase in the volumes of heated tobacco products sold across the EU. Commissioner Kyriakides said: "With nine out of ten lung cancers caused by tobacco, we want to make smoking as unattractive as possible to protect the health of our citizens and save lives."

Healthier together EU non-communicable diseases initiative

The European Commission has launched the Healthier together – EU Non-Communicable Diseases Initiative (EU NCD Initiative) to support EU countries in identifying and implementing effective policies and actions to reduce the burden of major non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and improve citizens’ health and well-being.
Read the document

12. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control news

Eurosurveillance - Volume 27, Issue 22, 02 June 2022

Public health surveillance in countries hosting displaced people from Ukraine
Rapid communication
Ongoing monkeypox virus outbreak, Portugal, 29 April to 23 May 2022
Community transmission of monkeypox in the United Kingdom, April to May 2022
Epidemiological, clinical and virological characteristics of four cases of monkeypox support transmission through sexual contact, Italy, May 2022
Monkeypox infection presenting as genital rash, Australia, May 2022
SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variants BA.1 and BA.2 both show similarly reduced disease severity of COVID-19 compared to Delta, Germany, 2021 to 2022
Outbreak of Newport linked to imported frozen cooked crayfish in dill brine, Sweden, July to November 2019
Prevalence and risk factors for hepatitis E virus infection in blood donors: a nationwide survey in Italy, 2017 to 2019

Eurosurveillance - Volume 27, Issue 23, 09 June 2022

Impact of stringent non-pharmaceutical interventions applied during the second and third COVID-19 epidemic waves in Portugal, 9 November 2020 to 10 February 2021: an ecological study
Hepatitis E virus genotype 3 microbiological surveillance by the Spanish Reference Laboratory: geographic distribution and phylogenetic analysis of subtypes from 2009 to 2019
Letter to the editor: multiple introductions of MPX in Italy from different geographic areas
Erratum for Euro Surveill. 2022;27(22)

Eurosurveillance - Volume 27, Issue 24, 16 June 2022

Monkeypox in Europe and beyond – tackling a neglected disease together
Rapid communication
Estimated incubation period for monkeypox cases confirmed in the Netherlands, May 2022
Extensively drug-resistant (XDR) causing possible gonorrhoea treatment failure with ceftriaxone plus azithromycin in Austria, April 2022
Investigation of airport sewage to detect importation of poliovirus, Poland, 2017 to 2020
Reactive vaccination as control strategy for an outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease caused by C:P1.5-1,10-8:F3-6:ST-11(cc11), Bergamo province, Italy, December 2019 to January 2020
Author's correction
Author's correction for Euro Surveill. 2021;26(47)

Eurosurveillance - Volume 27, Issue 25, 23 June 2022

One Health surveillance of West Nile and Usutu viruses: a repeated cross-sectional study exploring seroprevalence and endemicity in Southern France, 2016 to 2020
Association between the COVID-19 pandemic and pertussis derived from multiple nationwide data sources, France, 2013 to 2020

13. WHO news

Protecting children from the harmful impact of food marketing: policy brief

This policy brief provides policy-makers and programme managers, health professionals and advocates with information and policy options to increase protection of children from the harmful impact of food marketing
by reducing the power of, and exposure to children of such marketing practices.

No place for cheap alcohol: the potential value of minimum pricing for protecting lives

This report discusses the potential of minimum pricing for alcohol for improving public health and examines how minimum pricing policies should be applied alongside alcohol taxation measures. It reviews the status of implementation of minimum pricing globally, provides an overview of the most recent evidence behind the policy, addresses its main strengths and limitations and offers practical considerations for countries.

Commercial determinants of cancer control policy (Eurohealth)

This Eurohealth special issue seeks to understand the commercial determinants of cancer control policy.

The politics of healthy ageing: myths and realities

Research from the European Observatory’s Economics of Health and Active Ageing series finds overwhelmingly that population ageing is not a major problem for the sustainability of health care systems or societies. So why is it so often treated as a threat?
This brief draws on a book presenting and synthesizing the international evidence on this question.

11 smallest countries in the Region commit to COVID-19 recovery, health and sustainable tourism

Meeting at the 8th high-level meeting of the WHO/Europe Small Countries Initiative, the countries’ health ministers and delegates endorsed a bold vision to drive recovery in the post-COVID-19 era. The 2-day event, held on 2–3 June 2022 in Bečići, Montenegro, saw the ministers and their representatives discuss 2 key issues: how small countries can successfully recover from the pandemic, and how they can place health at the heart of their tourism sectors.

WHO begins subregional policy dialogues to fight obesity

WHO is starting a series of policy dialogues to fight obesity across the WHO European Region. These subregional events will bring together countries from the Western Balkans, central Asia and other parts of the Region to learn from national experience and find new ways of preventing an obesity epidemic.

WHO/Europe Training Course on Noncommunicable Diseases: Surveillance, Implementation and Evaluation

The WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD Office) is coordinating a new training course on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which is jointly developed by WHO collaborating centres and partner organizations. The course is developed for early and mid-career professionals working in the field of NCDs, including researchers, policy-makers and postgraduate students.
Application deadline: 30 July 2022

WHO/Europe reports on the contribution of urban planning and management to resilience and health protection

The WHO/Europe project ‘Protecting environments and health by building urban resilience’ has reviewed evidence, practice and monitoring frameworks on urban resilience to help local authorities and decision-makers reflect on the environment and health dimensions of local preparedness and resilience, and to promote the application of urban planning approaches to establish safe, healthy and sustainable cities.

New pan-European strategy set to transform primary health care across the Region

WHO/Europe has released its region-wide strategy on primary health care (PHC), setting out a vision to transform PHC over the next years based on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. The new strategy includes clear, concrete recommendations on how countries can strengthen their PHC systems moving forward.

WHO/Europe showcases work from across the Region at 75th World Health Assembly

Read the report on the 75th World Health Assembly, as well as the daily updates.

How do the cultural contexts of waste practices affect health and well-being?

By examining evidence from a broad array of disciplines in peer-reviewed and grey literature, as well as case studies from the Region, this report opens up a systematic engagement with the role of culture in waste management practices and how this fosters or undermines conditions for health and well-being.

World mental health report: Transforming mental health for all

On June 17th, the World Health Organization released its largest review of world mental health since the turn of the century. The World mental health report: transforming mental health for all is designed to inspire and inform better mental health for everyone everywhere. Drawing on the latest evidence available, showcasing examples of good practice from around the world, and voicing people’s lived experience, it highlights why and where change is most needed and how it can best be achieved

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