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The European Public Health Association
Newsletter - November 2023

Newsletter - November 2023

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

1. Editorial

As the leaves change and December comes in, we are excited to bring you the latest edition of the EUPHA newsletter. This issue follows the resounding success of the EPH conference in Dublin, and we extend our heartfelt thanks to all who participated and contributed to its success.

This month is pivotal as begins the COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Health Our global federation, the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA), is gearing up for active participation in this critical event. It's a moment where health professionals worldwide are amplifying their call to global leaders, advocating for decisive, joint action on climate and health issues.

Enjoy the read,

Iveta Nagyova, EUPHA president and Charlotte Marchandise, Executive Director

2. EUPHA update

EUPHA and WHO Memorandum of Understanding

This memorandum, which was signed during the EPH Conference in Dublin, underscores the active role of urban and regional entities in shaping health policies and practices, marking a new era where cities and regions as contributors in shaping a healthier Europe, will collaborate more closely with researchers and Public Health professionals from EUPHA.


Signing on behalf of WHO: Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat, Director of the Division of Country Health Policies and Systems Signing on behalf of EUPHA:
Iveta Nagyova, President


The MoU concentrates on building a robust evidence base, aiming to facilitate the integration of this evidence into policy and decision-making. It also seeks to create bridges between the local, regional, national, and international levels.

The MoU supports joint advocacy, amplifying the public health voices and strengthening the public health community.

Special attention will be paid to specific topics, with an action plan to be developed in collaboration with WHO Euro teams. These topics include mental health, behavioral and cultural insights, health equity, social and economic determinants of health, addressing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) with innovative solutions, as well as strengthening a primary health care approach through the integration of the Essential Public Health Functions.

We extend our profound gratitude to the WHO team for their unwavering support and collaboration in this endeavor. 

Fostering Collaborative Efforts with WHO Healthy Cities and Regions for Public Health Advancement

Our Executive Director participated in the WHO European Healthy Cities Annual Business Meeting, which also marked the celebration of the 35th anniversary of their network. She proudly shared the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between EUPHA and the World Health Organization during the EPH conference in Dublin. This collaboration is envisioned to empower cities and regions, enhancing their capacity to address public health challenges effectively, ensuring that valuable insights and experiences are shared and utilized across various governance levels.

European Public Health Week 2024

Mark your agenda for the 2024 EUPHW dates: Monday 13 May – Friday 17 May. An overall theme and subthemes are as yet to be determined so keep an eye on the EUPHA website and this newsletter!

Discount on European Journal of Public Health manuscripts

Did you know that EUPHA members receive a 20% discount upon acceptance of their manuscript in the European Journal of Public Health? Click here for our current members and join the national association in your country. EUPHA membership only costs 8 Euro per year. You will also enjoy an 80 Euro discount for the European Public Health Conference.

EUPHA welcomes four new section presidents

After elections and the hand-over during the EPH Conference, four new Section Presidents are elected and are taking their seat in the Section Council:

  • Saverio Stranges is the new President of the Chronic diseases section
  • Eric Breton is the new President of the Health promotion section
  • Marius-Ionuț Ungureanu is the new President of the Health workforce research section
  • Hanna Tolonen is the new President of Public health monitoring and reporting section

Welcome Saverio, Eric, Marius and Hanna!
We sincerely thank the outgoing Section Presidents Julian Mamo (EUPHA-CHR), Luis Saboga Nunes (EUPHA-HP), Ellen Kuhlmann (EUPHA-HWR) and Petronille Boagert (EUPHA-PHMR) and their teams for their dedication and work and trust we will continue to engage with them as active members of the EUPHA network.

3. European Public Health Conference


Thank you for your attencance and contribution

The 16th European Public Health Conference is over and we hope that you have enjoyed it as much as we did. The EPH Conference was attended by 2,450 delegates from over 85 countries worldwide. It has been a pleasure to organise the event for you and we look forward to welcoming you in Lisbon, Portugal, next year (see below). View pictures of the event here.

Participans' evaluation

Take a few moments to evaluate the 16th EPH Conference. Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the conference and better meet your needs. Help us to bring you another great event next year. All you need to do is to login to your EPH Conference account and give us a few minutes of your time. Please click here and log into your EUPHA/EPH account where you will find the link to the evaluation..

Certificate of attendance / accreditation

The 16th EPH Conference has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) with 20 European CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The Certificate will be sent to you by email within two weeks after the conference. Please also check your spam folder.

Abstracts in European Journal of Public Health

All abstracts are published in the Abstract Supplement of the European Journal of Public Health (EJPH). The EJPH is fully open access and available here:

Prize winners 16th EPH Conference

Winners of the Best Abstract Prize are: Raffaele Palladino, United Kingdom: Out-of-pocket expenditure and mortality in the elderly in Europe: a longitudinal analysis, 2006-20 and Marta Rado, Sweden: Socioeconomic inequalities in smoking and drinking in adolescence: social network dynamics

Winner of the Ference Boyan Award is Djoeke Besselink, Netherlands: Changes in health of older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic: a longitudinal cohort study

Winner of the Best Poster Prize:is Aline Scohy, Belgium: Women’s health report for Belgium: addressing the information gap.


The 17th EPH Conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 12 – 15 November 2024. Note that from 2024 onwards the main EPH Conferences will be held from Wednesday to Friday. Pre-conferences will be held on Tuesday. Theme of the EPH conference 2024 is: Sailing the waves of European public health: exploring a sea of innovation. The conference will be held at the LCC, Lisbon.

Webinar series ‘Sailing to Lisbon 2024’ kicks off with session on Global health

Join us for our captivating monthly webinar series titled ‘Sailing to Lisbon 2024’ designed to generate engagement and anticipation for the 17th European Public Health (EPH) Conference in Lisbon. Portugal. The first webinar is held 12 December, 17:00 – 18:00 CET. With Sonia Dias, Ilona Kickbusch, Magda Robalo and Elena Petelos. More information and registration here.

Abstract submission Lisbon 2024

Abstract submission for the 17th EPH Conference is open from 1 February until 1 May 2024. The EPH Conference offers excellent opportunities to learn from the latest research and practice, to network with experts and colleagues and to expand your professional horizons. Abstracts are considered for workshops, oral, pitch and poster presentations. Do not miss the opportunity to share your work with colleagues at the largest public health event in Europe. Check our website for any updates.

4. EUPHA members update

Statement by SESPAS: The state of siege in the Gaza Strip leads to a serious epidemic emergency

SESPAS (Spanish Society for Public Health and Health Administration) considers that reducing the frequency and intensity of armed conflict is not only a stated goal of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, but a necessary cross-cutting issue for human wellbeing and progress. Conflict and violence have resulted in loss of life, but also in damage to health systems, limited access to health services and the resurgence of  infectious diseases in violent conflicts. Through this lens, peace is a key structural determinant of health, an approach endorsed by the WHO in the contextual frameworks of health determinants. With this conviction, as health professionals, we denounce the injustices of wars and armed conflicts. The conflicts in Ukraine, the Democratic Republic of Congo,
the Sudanese civil war and the war between Israel and Hamas stand out in 2023 and are an example of the irreversible impact on the public  health of these populations.
Read the full statement here.

Webinar on Arts and humanities for good public health

There is growing recognition of the role of the arts and humanities for good public health practice and policy. The UK Faculty of Public Health and the Centre for History in Public Health at the London School of Tropical Medicine are organising an international webinar to address the importance of arts and humanities education and training within public health training: Arts and Humanities for good public health takes place on Tuesday 30th January 2024 from 4pm to 6pm GMT; 11am- 1pm US EST. 

The webinar is part of an initiative to promote further understanding of arts and humanities methods and questions for public health practice and policy, and to develop and promote research, educational resources, and conversations to advance the agenda. 

Please register in advance here. Event is open to all. Please inform others who may be interested and wish to register. Further information:

5. European Journal of Public Health

Advanced articles – November 2023

Variation in follow-up for children born very preterm in Europe
Anna-Veera Seppänen and others
Changes in weight status during the COVID-19 pandemic: impact of educational level and mental health
Siri Rosenkilde and others
The impact of air pollution on hospitalization for COPD patients in China
Chen Chen and others
Does fear-of-failure mediate the relationship between educational expectations and stress-related complaints among Swedish adolescents? A structural equation modelling approach
Matthew R Cashman and others
On a collision course: fatal motorcycle and bicycle accidents of adolescents in Finland from 2008 to 2019
Jani Unkuri and others
Undermining support for COVID-19 public health policies: an analysis of the impact of subversive conspiracy narratives on Czech General Practitioners
Jaromír Volek and Václav Moravec
Health status, healthcare use and child MMR vaccination coverage in Travellers according to their environmental and living conditions in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France, 2019–2022
Aude Mondeilh and others
Enhanced surveillance of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Europe: an evaluation of the I-MOVE-COVID-19 surveillance network
Johanna J Young and others
Public attitudes, knowledge and educational needs toward genetic testing and omics sciences: a pilot survey conducted in Italy
Giovanna Elisa Calabrò and others
The sociodemographic patterning of sick leave and determinants of longer sick leave after mild and severe COVID-19: a nationwide register-based study in Sweden
Malin Spetz and others
Estimated number of reported vaccine-preventable disease cases averted following the introduction of routine vaccination programs in Sweden, 1910–2019
Leah J Martin and others
Social inequalities in the risk of giving birth to a small for gestational age child in Sweden 2010–16: a cross-sectional study adopting an intersectional approach
Sten Axelsson Fisk and others
Training needs assessment tools for the public health workforce at an institutional and individual level: a review
Katarzyna Czabanowska and Pablo Rodriguez Feria
European value-based healthcare benchmarking: moving from theory to practice
Borja García-Lorenzo and others
Inducement of positive nutritional practices through health promotion campaigns among parents/caregivers in Albania
Suela Vasil and others
Assessing health insurance literacy in Switzerland: first results from a measurement tool
Tess L C Bardy
What is missing from how we measure and understand the experience of poverty and deprivation in population health analyses?
Katharine Timpson and others
Preschool children from lower household incomes experience inequality in asthma treatment: findings from a Danish nationwide cohort study
Camilla Klinge Renneberg and others
Characteristics of employment history and self-perceived barriers to healthcare access
Hanno Hoven and others
A comparison of excess deaths by UK country and region during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic
Neil A Hopper and others
Understanding the conditions included in data-driven patterns of multimorbidity: a scoping review
Luxsena Sukumaran and others
Trends of fall-related and other fatal injuries in older adults in Finland between 1998 and 2020
Tuija Ylitörmänen and others
Chronic disease onset and wellbeing development: longitudinal analysis and the role of healthcare access
Barbara Stacherl and Odile Sauzet
Occupational class differences in male suicide risk in Finland from 1970 to 2019
Simo Raittila and others
Public awareness of the alcohol-cancer link in the EU and UK: a scoping review
Daša Kokole and others
Child disability as a family issue: a study on mothers’ and fathers’ health in Italy
Nicoletta Balbo and Danilo Bolano
Dose dependence of prenatal fluoride exposure associations with cognitive performance at school age in three prospective studies
Philippe Grandjean and others
Professionalization of the public health workforce: scoping review and call to action
Katarzyna Czabanowska and others

6. Call for proposals, job opportunities

The graduate school "Health Policy and Systems in Uncertainties" at Bielefeld University in Germany has published a call for applications for 8 PhD positions with 3-years funding

The new graduate school “Health Policy and Systems in Uncertainties” has been established in the School of Public Health. The graduate school aims to apply an interdisciplinary perspective to the study and design of health policy and health systems under situations of uncertainty, in order to better understand its consequences for health system resilience and capacity to act as well as ultimately for population health.

The Graduate School is offering funding for eight doctoral candidates for a three-year period. The call for applications is currently open, and can be found here.

The following information is intended to help potential candidates to develop their own doctoral project ideas plan for the Graduate School application.

An online information session will be held on 13.11.2023, where you can get further information and ask questions. Please register for this event by emailing the graduate school coordinator Dr. Jörn Knobloch:

7. Interesting news

Upcoming events by and with the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Tallinn Charter 15th Anniversary Health Systems Conference: Trust and transformation, 12-13 December
6th Universal Access and Affordable Medicines Forum organized by EPHA, 8 December 
A stitch in time: Early intervention to tackle Europe’s NCD crisis – Expert recommendations for sustainable and resilient health systems. Launch of the Partnership for Health System Sustainability and Resilience (PHSSR) EU Expert Advisory Group’s inaugural policy report, 30 November 

To engage the private sector in health, we must align goals and share risks

Engaging the private sector in delivering health care and goods requires a sound understanding of how to align resources with the strategic priorities of a health system. The WHO Regional Office for Europe and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies have released a new report for policy-makers that analyses governance evidence from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.

Short EMA survey on package leaflet (PL) improvement

EMA is reviewing the template of the package leaflet (PL) accompanying centrally authorised medicines to make it shorter, clearer and more patient-relevant.
A drafting group composed of national regulators, EMA experts and patient, consumer and healthcare professional representatives has developed a set of improvement proposals and is now seeking feedback on them, before publishing the revised template for public consultation.
The deadline for completion is 7 December 23:00 CET. The results will be reported to the next meeting of the drafting group scheduled on 11 December.
Fill in the survey here

Review of the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA)

The public consultation on the Review of HERA has been launched on the Commission’s ‘Have-Your-Say’-Portal, available here
Participation in the public consultation is not limited to certain stakeholders but allows the general public to give feedback on HERA and its work so far. As your views and opinions on HERA are an invaluable source to inform the Review of HERA, we would welcome if you could express your feedback on the ‘Call for Evidence’ as well as via the Public Consultation questionnaire. The consultation will run for 12 weeks, until 19 February 2024.

8. Upcoming courses and conferences

4th EMA/HMA Big Data Stakeholder Forum
4 Dec 2023 / tbd
Organiser: European Medicines Agency

Data Protection Certification Course
4 Dec 2023 - 8 Dec 2023 / Maastricht, Netherlands & Online
Organiser: European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

European Health Summit
7 Dec 2023 / Brussels, Belgium
Organiser: European Health Summit

Economic Evaluation in Health Care
18 Jan 2024 - 22 Mar 2024 / Allschwil, Switzerland and online (apply by 31-12-23)
Organiser: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)

Traveller's Health
22 Jan 2024 - 26 Jan 2024 / Hybrid: Allschwil, Switzerland and online
Organiser: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)

EACCME 3.0: The Next Frontier - A Pan-European CME-CPD Partnership
8 Mar 2024 - 9 Mar 2024 / Brussels, Belgium
Organiser: European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME)

DAS Health Care and Management: From Research to Implementation
18 Mar 2024 - 21 Jun 2024 / Allschwil, Switzerland (apply by 31-12-23)
Organiser: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)

Health Care and Management: From Research to Implementation
28 Mar 2024 - 21 Jun 2024 / Allschwil, Switzerland
Organiser: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)

9. Interesting publications

Publication | AI won't be safe until we rein in Big Tech

The chaos at OpenAI perfectly illustrates why the EU needs to impose strict regulatory responsibilities on big AI model providers, instead of relying on self-regulation and goodwill from companies whose accountability is highly uncertain. Commentary by Georg Riekeles and Max von Thun, European Policy Centre (EPC). Read more here

Engaging the private sector in delivering health care and goods: governance lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

The key messages of this policy brief published by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies are as follows:

  • Private sector resources and expertise can enhance the delivery of health goods and services. The private sector played a key part in the COVID-19 pandemic. It also has a wider role in the maintenance of essential health services and in ensuring health system resilience.
  • Learning from the experience of private sector engagement during COVID-19 can help countries avoid potential pitfalls and ensure that policy objectives and health system goals and priorities are met. The experience has also generated useful evidence on how to support operational success and maintain financial probity in resource allocation and spending.

Read more on the policy brief here.

Publication | Violence against women: A public health crisis

In the EU, a third of women over the age of 15 have experienced physical or sexual violence and over half have been sexually harassed. Although often overlooked, the majority of (workplace) violence takes place in the healthcare sector as healthcare professionals are 16 times more at risk of violence in comparison to other occupations. Violence does not only manifest in abusive behaviour toward workers on duty but can also be perpetrated on women as receivers of healthcare. High rates of violence in healthcare, brought on and exacerbated by gender stereotypes and inequality, point to dysfunctional health systems. This Discussion Paper by the European Policy Centre (EPC) provides policy recommendations on the way forward for the EU member states, taking a closer look at: (1) Gender-based violence against healthcare workers; (2) Obstetric and gynaecological violence against women; (3)  Gender-based violence as a story of gender inequality; (4) Legislation and policies that protect women. Read the full paper here.

Publication | Recommendations to improve doctors' well-being: promoting work-life balance and supportive environments

The Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) has published a policy providing recommendations to enhance the well-being of doctors across Europe, with the aim of improving patient care, professional excellence, and overall job satisfaction.
Doctors face significant challenges in maintaining their own well-being while caring for others. The demanding nature of their work, long working hours, and high levels of stress can take a toll on their physical and mental health. These challenges are further compounded by workforce shortages, which create barriers to the pursuit of a work-life balance that accommodates family life. The new policy makes a range of recommendations, each designed to support the holistic well-being of doctors at all stages of their careers. Read the policy here.

Publication | How can the EU support sustainable innovation and access to effective antibiotics?: Policy options for existing and new medicines

A recent policy brief, published by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, under the auspices of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU, outlines possible solutions to the challenges of research and development for antibiotics and their reliable supply. Antimicrobial and particularly antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health challenges the world faces. Over 1 million years of life are lost each year in the European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA) alone due to antibiotic resistance, and it costs healthcare systems about €1.1 billion annually. These health and economic impacts are expected to worsen. Urgent steps are needed and this policy brief focuses on one area where the EU and its Member States can take effective action, fostering sustainable innovation and improving access to effective antibiotics. Read the policy brief here.

Publication | The 2023 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change

The 2023 Global Report of the Lancet Countdown makes evidenced links to climate and health. The Lancet Countdown report details the damaging effects of climate change on the natural and human systems which people depend on for good health. It emphasises that we are accelerating in the wrong direction, and that priorities must refocus on climate mitigation. Key priorities include: interventions in energy and food sectors which co-benefit health, leadership in health-promoting climate measures, transformed financial systems, and increased knowledge base. The report comes ahead of the 28th UN Climate Change Conference (COP28), which for the first time will have an entire day dedicated to the topic of health and climate change. The Health Day, taking place on 3 December, will focus on promoting “health arguments for climate action”, improving climate resilience of health systems, and improving and upscaling measures to address the impact of climate change on health. Read the report here.

Publication| Ending the HIV epidemic in Europe: Moving toward the 2030 sustainable development goals

Despite significant progress, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic continues to pose a public health threat in Europe. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated challenges by disrupting healthcare services and diverting attention and resources away from HIV prevention and treatment. Stigma and discrimination against those affected by HIV persist and are additional obstacles, slowing down progress to end the HIV epidemic. This Discussion Paper by Danielle Brady and Elizabeth Kuiper of the European Policy Centre (EPC) explores the current HIV prevalence in Europe, identifies barriers and challenges, and offers policy recommendations to overcome these obstacles and meet the SDG targets in Europe. The Paper emphasises the need for renewed political commitment and cooperation among the EU and its member states to prioritise HIV as well as for strong partnership and collaboration between authorities and stakeholders concerned, ultimately striving for success in ending the epidemic. Read the paper here.

10. European Institutions’ news

Call for experts for the Advisory Committee on Public Health Emergencies

The European Commission may, after considering any expert opinion issued by the ECDC, any other relevant Union agencies or bodies or the Advisory Committee referred to in Article 24 of the CBHTR, formally recognise a public health emergency at Union level, including pandemic situations where the serious cross-border threat to health in question endangers public health at Union level.
To establish the Advisory Committee referred into in article 24, DG SANTE has launched an Open Call to invite independent experts of 16 different economic sectors to submit their applications.
You can find further information via the following website: Call for experts for the Advisory Committee on Public Health Emergencies (PHE) (

11. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control news

Eurosurveillance - Volume 28, Issue 44, 02 November 2023

Rapid communication
Outbreaks of autochthonous Dengue in Lazio region, Italy, August to September 2023: preliminary investigationGabriell
De Carli, Fabrizio Carletti, Martina Spaziante, Cesare Ernesto Maria Gruber, Martina Rueca, Pietro Giorgio Spezia, Valentina Vantaggio, Alessandra Barca, Claudio De Liberato, Federico Romiti, Maria Teresa Scicluna, Stefania Vaglio, Mariano Feccia, Enrico Di Rosa, Francesco Paolo Gianzi, Cristina Giambi, and others

Outbreak of Corynebacterium diphtheriae among asylum seekers in Belgium in 2022: operational challenges and lessons learnt
Stéphanie Jacquinet, Helena Martini, Jean-Paul Mangion, Sarah Neusy, Aurélie Detollenaere, Naïma Hammami, Lien Bruggeman, Bart Hoorelbeke, Denis Pierard and Laura Cornelissen

PCR testing of traced contacts for SARS-CoV-2 in England, January to July 2021
Toby Nonnenmacher, Niharika Dandamudi, Matthias Erwin Futschik, Sarah A Tunkel, Raghavendran Kulasegaran-Shylini, Nick Germanacos, Joanna Cole-Hamilton, Edward Blandford, Ashley Goddard, Joe Hillier, Stephen Finer, Susan Hopkins and Tom Fowler

Eurosurveillance - Volume 28, Issue 45, 09 November 2023

Untargeted metagenomic sequencing identifies Toscana virus in patients with idiopathic meningitis, southern Spain, 2015 to 2019
Fabiana Gámbaro, Ana Belén Pérez, Matthieu Prot, Eduardo Agüera, Artem Baidaliuk, María Paz Sánchez-Seco, Luis Martínez-Martínez, Ana Vázquez, María Dolores Fernandez-Garcia and Etienne Simon-Loriere
Investigation of an international water polo tournament in Czechia as a potential source for early introduction of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant into Belgium, Switzerland and Germany, November 2021
Christoph Rudin, Nena Bollen, Samuel L Hong, Fanny Wegner, Lida Politi, Kassiani Mellou, Caspar Geenen, Sarah Gorissen, Bruno Verhasselt, Keith Durkin, Coralie Henin, Anne-Sophie Logist, Simon Dellicour, Tobias Resa, Tanja Stadler, Piet Maes, Lize Cuypers, Emmanuel André, Adrian Egli and Guy Baele

Overcoming the challenges of using automated technologies for public health evidence synthesis
Lucy Hocking, Sarah Parkinson, Avery Adams, Emmanuel Molding Nielsen, Cecilia Ang and Helena de Carvalho Gomes

Eurosurveillance - Volume 28, Issue 46, 16 November 2023

Rapid communication
Rebound in community antibiotic consumption after the observed decrease during the COVID-19 pandemic, EU/EEA, 2022
Cèlia Ventura-Gabarró, Vivian H Leung, Vera Vlahović-Palčevski, Anna Machowska, Dominique L Monnet, Liselotte Diaz Högberg and ESAC-Net study group
Multidrug-resistant Corynebacterium diphtheriae in people with travel history from West Africa to France, March to September 2023
Sylvie Brémont, Virginie Passet, Mélanie Hennart, Laure Fonteneau, Julie Toubiana, Edgar Badell and Sylvain Brisse
Early detection of the emerging SARS-CoV-2 BA.2.86 lineage through integrated genomic surveillance of wastewater and COVID-19 cases in Sweden, weeks 31 to 38 2023
Carmen Espinosa-Gongora, Carlo Berg, Moa Rehn, Javier Edo Varg, Lena Dillner, Neus Latorre-Margalef, Anna J Székely, Emmi Andersson and Elin Movert

Can physicians and schools mitigate social inequalities in human papillomavirus vaccine awareness, uptake and vaccination intention among adolescents? A cross-sectional study, France, 2021 to 2022
Hadrien Moffroid, Damien Oudin Doglioni, Sandra Chyderiotis, Jonathan Sicsic, Anne-Sophie Barret, Jocelyn Raude, Sebastien Bruel, Aurelie Gauchet, Morgane Michel, Amandine Gagneux-Brunon, Nathalie Thilly, Judith E Mueller and on behalf of the PrevHPV Consortium

Meeting report
Using doxycycline for prophylaxis of bacterial sexually transmitted infections: considerations for the European Union and European Economic Area
Otilia Mårdh and Diamantis Plachouras

Eurosurveillance - Volume 28, Issue 47, 23 November 2023

Rapid communication
Foodborne botulism outbreak involving different nationalities during the Rugby World Cup: critical role of credit card data and rapid international cooperation, France, September 2023
Laure Meurice, Laurent Filleul, Aurélie Fischer, Annie Burbaud, Gauthier Delvallez, Laure Diancourt  Sophie Belichon, Benjamin Clouzeau, Denis Malvy, Magali Oliva-Labadie, Coralie Bragança, Hendrik Wilking, Rafaela Franca, Greg Martin, Gauri Godbole, Mathieu Tourdjman and Nathalie Jourdan-Da Silva
Effectiveness of bivalent COVID-19 boosters against COVID-19 mortality in people aged 65 years and older, Australia, November 2022 to May 2023
Bette Liu, Sandrine Stepien, Ketaki Sharma and Kristine Macartney

Emergence and persistent spread of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae high-risk clones in Greek hospitals, 2013 to 2022
Kyriaki Tryfinopoulou  Marius Linkevicius, Olga Pappa, Erik Alm, Kleon Karadimas, Olov Svartström, Michalis Polemis, Kassiani Mellou, Antonis Maragkos, Alma Brolund, Inga Fröding, Sophia David, Alkiviadis Vatopoulos, Daniel Palm, Dominique L Monnet, Theoklis Zaoutis, Anke Kohlenberg, Greek CCRE study group

Assessing the impact of a national social marketing campaign for antimicrobial resistance on public awareness, attitudes, and behaviour, and as a supportive tool for healthcare professionals, England, 2017 to 2019
Ellie L Gilham, Ella Casale,  Alison Hardy, Adeola H Ayeni, Ella Sunyer, Tori Harris, Rachel Feechan, Anna Heltmann, Malcolm Fawcett, Susan Hopkins and Diane Ashiru-Oredope
Vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19 hospitalisation in adults (≥ 20 years) during Alpha- and Delta-dominant circulation: I-MOVE-COVID-19 and VEBIS SARI VE networks, Europe, 2021
Angela MC Rose, Nathalie Nicolay, Virginia Sandonis Martín, Clara Mazagatos, Goranka Petrović, F Annabel Niessen, Ausenda Machado, Odile Launay, Sarah Denayer, Lucie Seyler, Joaquin Baruch, Cristina Burgui, and others
Vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19 hospitalisation in adults (≥ 20 years) during Omicron-dominant circulation: I-MOVE-COVID-19 and VEBIS SARI VE networks, Europe, 2021 to 2022
Angela MC Rose, Nathalie Nicolay, Virginia Sandonis Martín, Clara Mazagatos, Goranka Petrović, Joaquin Baruch, Sarah Denayer, Lucie Seyler, Lisa Domegan, Odile Launay, Ausenda Machado and others

12. WHO news

Health needs to be front and centre of national plans to fight climate change

Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-28), WHO has published its “2023 review of health in nationally determined contributions and long-term strategies” highlighting the actions needed to ensure that people’s health is fully prioritised and integrated into national plans to fight climate change.
Climate change is already harming human health and wellbeing. From illness caused by extreme climate events to the increased incidence and spread of vector-borne diseases; and the rise in cardiovascular and respiratory diseases caused by extreme heat and air pollution respectively - the impacts of climate on human health are inescapable.
Read more here.

WHO's work on healthy ageing

Every person – in every country in the world – should have the opportunity to live a long and healthy life. Yet, the environments in which we live can favour health or be harmful to it. Environments are highly influential on our behaviour and our exposure to health risks (for example, air pollution or violence), our access to services (for example, health and social care) and the opportunities that ageing brings. Read more here.

Tackling all forms of sexual misconduct

Sexual misconduct - exploitation, sexual abuse, sexual harassment (SEAH), sexual violence – by our personnel violates the rights and well-being of the people we serve and the people with whom we serve. Such behaviours are directly in opposition to WHO’s values and our abiding responsibility to do no harm. Read more here

World AIDS Day 2023

This page was launched ahead of World AIDS Day 2023, it will be updated with information and assets on a rolling basis. 
To mark the pivotal impact communities have had in shaping the HIV response, as well as global health at large, the theme of World AIDS Day 2023 is ‘Let communities lead’. 
World AIDS Day is an opportunity to reflect on the progress made to date, raise awareness about the challenges that remain to achieve the goals of ending AIDS by 2030 and mobilize all stakeholders to jointly redouble efforts to ensure the success of the HIV response. Read more here.

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