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The European Public Health Association
Newsletter - August 2019

Newsletter - August 2019

  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 Commission news
  11. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control news
  12. WHO news

1. Editorial

Welcome to our August newsletter. We hope you had an enjoyable summer and enjoyed some time off.

Wishing you pleasant reading, 

Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, EUPHA President, and Dineke Zeegers Paget, EUPHA Executive Director

2. EUPHA update

EUPHA co-signs letter - calling on news outlet Politico to reject any form of advertising of tobacco companies

"We, the European health community, ask Politico to reject any form of advertising of tobacco companies, as this is unethical and unacceptable from our perspective as well as in order to retain Politico’s credibility in health reporting." - read the full letter here.

Summer newsletter from Infectious diseases control section

The EUPHA Infectious diseases control section (EUPHA IDC) published their summer 2019 newsletter.

Call for nominations: section president Chronic diseases

The EUPHA Chronic diseases section (EUPHA CHR) announces the start of the election procedure for the section president, following the completion of the mandates by the current president.

‘Job requirements’ section president

  • Be a EUPHA member
  • Distribute relevant information to all section members through the mailman system
  • Join the yearly EUPHA Section Council meeting in Utrecht
  • Active participation in the European Public Health (EPH) conference  (organizing annual meetings with section members, organizing workshops and preconferences)
  • Providing the EUPHA office with an annual report of the section’s activities before the annual meeting of EUPHA
  • Attending occasional other meetings at request of EUPHA office

Additional requirements EUPHA CHR

  • Being active in the field of chronic disease research, practice, and policy
  • Proven expertise and experience in chronic disease and multiple chronic conditions research
  • Thorough understanding of and vision on current challenges in chronic diseases and (public) health research
  • Having a broad professional network in the field of interest
  • Leadership skills

The president supervises the section’s affairs, reviews existing activities, monitors scientific and policy developments in the field and contributes to EUPHA advocacy, education and research activities.

Send in your application (motivation letter and CV) before October 7, 2019 to  
The applications will be discussed in a EUPHA-section CHR core-group. Next, a selection will be made based on completeness of nomination, the requirements listed above and the quality of the motivation letter. If more candidates apply, the final selection will be presented for voting to the annual meeting in Marseille. 

3. European Public Health Conference

12th European Public Health Conference
20 - 23 November 2018, Marseille, France 


Lunch Symposiums

How can we join forces to engage in multi-stakeholder actions to reach optimal influenza Vaccination Coverage Rates in Europe?

Thursday 21 November, 12:30 – 13:30

Chair: Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, President EUPHA. Keynote speaker: Martin McKee, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, presents the recent report on the organisation and delivery of vaccination services, prepared for the European Commission. Panellists: to be announced. Organised by EUPHA with support from Sanofi 

Working together: The EU 3rd Health Programme as the enabler towards success

Friday 22 November, 12:30 – 13:30

Chair: Dineke Zeegers Paget, Executive Director, EUPHA. Panellists: Donata Meroni, EU Health Programme, Tit Albreht, National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia, Christos Hadjichristodoulou, EU Healthy gateways, Andrea Pavlickova, Scirocco Consortium, Anne Sophie Lapointe, European Reference Networks. Organised by DG SANTE and CHAFEA, European Commission.


Wednesday 20 November 2019

An introduction to Public Health Foresight Studies
Organised by EUPHA Section Public health monitoring and reporting

Contagion! A table-top outbreak management simulation
Organised by EUPHA Section Infectious disease control

Road to Framework Convention on Food Systems: tackling global syndemic with food policy
Organised by EUPHA Section Food and nutrition

Quatre images de la santé publique en France [Four images of public health in France]
Organised by Societé Francaise de Santé Publique (SFSP)[French Society for Public Health]

Towards influenza vaccination programmes for health care professionals
Organised by European Scientific Working group on Influenza (ESWI)

Demystifying causal inference and mediation methods for public health researchers
Organised by EUPHA Research Pillar and EUPHA Section on Public health epidemiology

Policy game: Agendasetting of health in urban planning
Organised by EUPHA Sections on Public health policy and politics, Health impact assessment and Urban public health

EU cooperation to strengthen preparedness and management of cross-border health threats
Organised by Chafea, EUPHA and DG SANTE

Showcasing innovative cases in health reporting
Organised by EUPHA Section Public health monitoring and reporting


Over 1,600 people have already registered for the biggest annual  public health event in Europe. Pre-conferences can also be added to your registration after you have registered. You can do so by logging into your account and updating your registration. Registration for lunch symposiums is not required. Register here.

16th World Congress on Public Health
12 – 17 October 2020, Rome, Italy

EPH Conference part of the World Congress

The 13th EPH Conference of 2020 will be an integral part of the 16th World Congress on Public Health in Rome where over 4,000 public health professionals, policy makers and students are meeting to share their work and experience with others. Theme of the Congress is: Public Health for the Future of Humanity: Analysis, Advocacy and Action.

Theme of the Congress

The World Congress comes at a critical time for our planet. Commentators have warned that the very survival of humanity is at risk. This year, global temperatures are far beyond what has been seen since records began. Threats to food and water supply, biodiversity, are leading to conflict and mass migration. Political structures at all levels, are struggling to respond. International agreements, on climate change, nuclear weapons, trade and much else, are being torn up. At a time when global solidarity is required, populist politicians are exploiting divisions.

The theme of the Congress, Public Health for the Future of Humanity: Analysis, Advocacy, and Action, reflects our firm commitment that we, in the global public health community, have an obligation to respond to these new circumstances. We must make visible the threats to health, some of which are already emerging. We must challenge and hold to account those with the power to make a difference. We must act, making real our commitment to health in all policies.


Registration for the World Congress is already open and you can benefit from low cost fees until 1 December. Register here.

World Leadership Dialogues

World Leadership Dialogues (WLD) are high-level sessions on current topics in public health intended to complement the plenary themes. The purpose is to provide in-depth perspectives on key issues integrated into public health strategic plans/policies/health budgets perspectives.

WLD applications can be submitted by organizations, foundations but not individuals. The call for WLD proposals is open until 31 December 2019. The Congress Management Committee (CMC) is in charge of selecting the WLDs. Detailed instructions can be here.

Abstract submission

The World Congress on Public Health offers excellent opportunities to learn from the latest research and practice, to network with experts and colleagues and to expand your professional horizons. Abstracts for single presentations and workshops can be submitted via the WCPH 2020 website from 1 December 2019 until 1 March 2020. Detailed instructions can be here.

4. EUPHA members update

Maggie Rae is the new president of UK Faculty of Public Health

Maggie Rae took over the presidency from John Middleton in July 2019. EUPHA is looking forward to continue our strong working relationship with the UK Faculty.

6th SAVEZ conference 24-25 October, Kosice, Slovakia

The 6th conference of the Slovak Public Health Association (SAVEZ) is taking place 24-25 October 2019 in Kosice, Slovakia. This year the SAVEZ conference is organised conjointly with the International Conference on Chronic Diseases. The theme of the conference is "Chronic Diseases and Integrated Care: Rethinking Health and Welfare Systems".

5. European Journal of Public Health

Advance articles

Hantavirus infections in humans in Poland—current state of knowledge and perspectives for research 
Joanna Stojak

The association between obesity and cardiovascular disease mortality in different strata of socioeconomic position: evidence from pooled Norwegian health surveys 
Marte Kjøllesdal, Eirik Degerud, Øyvind Næss

Assessment of technical efficiency of public hospitals in Turkey
Aziz Küçük, Volkan Soner Özsoy, Dursun Balkan

Socioeconomic inequalities in suicide mortality in European urban areas before and during the economic recession 
Carme Borrell, Laia Palència, Marc Marí Dell’Olmo, Joana Morrisson,Patrick Deboosere, Mercè Gotsens, Dagmar Dzurova, Claudia Costa, Michala Lustigova,Bo Burstrom, Maica Rodríguez-Sanz, Lucia Bosakova, Nicolas Zengarini,Klea Katsouyanni, Paula Santana

Evaluating reach, adoption, implementation and maintenance of Internet-based interventions to prevent eating disorders in adolescents: a systematic review 
Michael Zeiler, Stefanie Kuso, Barbara Nacke, Lisa M Klesges, Karin Waldherr

Understanding rapid infant weight gain prevention: a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidence 
Torill A Rotevatn, G J Melendez-Torres, Charlotte Overgaard, Kimberly Peven,Jane Hyldgaard Nilsen, Henrik Bøggild, Anna Marie Balling Høstgaard

The contribution of drinking culture at comprehensive school to heavy episodic drinking from adolescence to midlife 
Noora Berg, Marianna Virtanen, Tomi Lintonen, Anne Hammarström

A comparison of European countries FBDG in the light of their contribution to tackle diet-related health inequalities 
Elena Carrillo-ÁlvarezHilde BoeckxTess PenneImma Palma Linares,Berénice StormsTim Goedemé

Impact of antibiotic consumption on the carriage of antibiotic-resistant bacteria by school children
Maja FarkašTatjana ČulinaJadranka SišulGordana PelčićMartina Mavrinac,Vladimir Mićović, Arjana Tambić Andrašević

Prolonged mental health sequelae among doctors and nurses involved in patient safety incidents with formal complaints and lawsuits 
Gerda ZeemanLoes SchoutenDeborah SeysEllen Coeckelberghs,Philomeen WeijenborgLuk BruyneelKris Vanhaecht

6. Call for proposals, job opportunities

Post-doc vacancy at Bielefeld University, School of Public Health

The Department of Population Medicine and Health Services Research (head: Prof. Dr. Kayvan Bozorgmehr) seeks for a highly motivated researcher to conduct independent quantitative research related to the department’s research priorities in one or more of the following areas: social determinants of health, global health, social epidemiology, antimicrobial resistance, migration, health care inequalities, and infectious disease epidemiology. Extended deadline for application: Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Call for submissions for Casebook on Advocacy in Public Health

The goal of the Casebook is to assist National Public Health Associations and other actors to improve their capacity of influence on national public health policies through advocacy efforts.
The Casebook’s aim is (1) to increase knowledge and capacity to develop and implement advocacy strategies in order to improve population health at local, regional, national and international levels and (2) to inspire the development of curricula and other training material to support instruction, debate, dialogue and action to strengthen advocacy efforts.
If you are interested in contributing to this e-Book, please click and Lucy A. Parker by 30 November, 2019, 23:59 GMT.

7. Interesting news

Newly Published Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics Provides Sweeping and Authoritative Review of Field

Representing the culmination of a multi-year scholarly effort, this month’s publication of The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics provides for the first time a sweeping and authoritative review of public health ethics, with faculty from the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics taking a leading role in its creation.

The CDC is investigating the link between vaping and a mysterious lung disease in teens

In a message to healthcare providers, the CDC noted that all patients who have the illness reported vaping in the weeks and months before they got sick.

Why the term 'natural' is so seductive -- and possibly misleading

 “But it’s natural, so it can’t hurt you.”

Sustainable food systems for good health

With three billion people malnourished globally and a food production system damaging the planet, the health impacts of the current food system on people and planet should be placed in the spotlight this World Health Day. More must be done to build sustainable food systems that provide access to safe, nutritious food for all. 
“When health systems and food systems work hand-in-hand, we can make progress towards healthy lives for all.” – José Graziano da Saliva, head of FAO

International Youth Day 2019: Transforming education means safer workplaces

Transforming education is the theme of the International Youth Day 2019.
Observed annually on August 12, it is designed to raise awareness around the world of the challenges faced by the younger generations.
Every year, some 120 million young people reach working age. Nurturing a culture of healthy workplaces and investing in young workers’ safety and health competences are essential prerequisites for their sustainable working lives. EU-OSHA is committed to support these processes by providing occupational safety and health (OSH) knowledge tailored for young people and their teachers, and campaigning for healthy workplaces in all sectors and businesses.

He, she, or ... ? Gender-neutral pronouns reduce biases

The finding marks an easy win, the researchers believe, and shows how a minor change in language can help chip away at long-standing gender inequities.

'War on cancer' metaphors may do harm, research shows

“People who die from cancer have not died because they didn’t try hard enough. This research should give pause for thought to organisations who continue to use war terminology. The language we choose has profound consequences.”

The vaccine whisperers: Counselors gently engage new parents before their doubts harden into certainty

“Often the first question that I address with parents is: What’s your opinion about vaccines for your baby?” he said. “What do you think?”

Vaping companies sue to delay U.S. e-cigarette review

A vaping industry group sued the U.S. government on Wednesday to delay an upcoming review of thousands of e-cigarettes on the market.

Measles cases at highest point since 2006 as outbreaks continue to spread

Global measles cases are the highest they have been since 2006, with almost three times as many cases reported to date in 2019 as there were at the same time last year, the latest preliminary report from the World Health Organization has found.

MDMA treatment for alcoholism could reduce relapse, study suggests

The first study looking into the use of MDMA to treat alcohol addiction has shown the treatment is safe and early results show encouraging outcomes from the approach, scientists have said.

Reflections On Public-Private Collaborations In Rural Health

This blog article carries out the lessons learned in the US about health in rural areas. 
"The recurring answer was collaboration: the importance of working together instead of separately. The rural landscape is complex, and no single agency or group can tackle it alone. Moreover, just as rural and urban communities are codependent, the entities that support them are as well. Collaboration between public and private entities is crucial for maximum impact.

Containing the Ebola outbreak means addressing its root causes: a weak health system and insecurity

"We must intensify our efforts to stop the current epidemic while building infrastructure and preparing for the next ones, as Ebola and its close cousin, Marburg hemorrhagic fever, are endemic in sub-Saharan Africa. It’s time to treat Ebola like the global health threat it is — and that means addressing the conditions that make any disease too viral to contain."

Ebola treatment trial: two drugs identified as more effective

Two out of the four drugs tested in a multi-drug randomised control trial have been found more effective in treating Ebola, the World Health Organization announced on Monday. The Data and Safety Monitoring Board, an independent body that has been reviewing interim safety and efficacy data, has therefore recommended that the study be stopped and that all future patients be randomized to receive either REGN-EB3 or mAb114, in what is being considered an extension phase of the study.

Pinterest's new vaccine search will offer something rare on social media: facts

Pinterest announced a new step in its efforts to combat health misinformation on its platform: users will be able to search for 200 terms related to vaccines, but the results displayed will come from major public health organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Vaccine Safety Net.

8. Upcoming courses and conferences

EAN workshop on SoMe
31 Aug 2019 - 1 Sep 2019 / Prague, Czech Republic
Organiser: EPIET Alumni Association (EAN)

Strategic Planning for Health Interventions (Module 11)
2 Sep 2019 - 6 Sep 2019 / Basel, Switzerland
Organiser: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)

‘Man Up’: Masculinities and mental health help-seeking behaviors - Webinar
3 Sep 2019 / UN City, Denmark
Organiser: WHO Regional Office for Europe

The Systems Leadership Challenge - Delivering a Health and Social Care System based on the determinentes of Health
5 Sep 2019 / Sheffield, United Kingdom
Organiser: Centre for Leadership in Health and Social Care

Thesis Preparation Workshop (Module 12)
9 Sep 2019 - 11 Sep 2019 / Basel, Switzerland
Organiser: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)

10th International Public Health Summer School - Obesity, Complexity, and Public Health
11 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019 / Graz, Austria
Organiser: Public Health School Graz

7th Asian Vaccine Conference (ASVAC 2019)
13 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019 / Yangon, Myanmar
Organiser: ASVAC

7th International Jerusalem Conference on Health Policy
15 Sep 2019 - 17 Sep 2019 / Jerusalem, Israel
Organiser: The Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research

Internationale Zusammenarbeit und Globale Gesundheit
16 Sep 2019 - 11 Nov 2019 / Basel, Switzerland
Organiser: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)

First Childhood Obesity Stakeholder Conference and Dialogue
16 Sep 2019 / Brussels, Belgium
Organiser: STOP - Science and Technology in childhood Obesity Policy

30th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention
17 Sep 2019 - 21 Sep 2019 / Derry/Londonderry, United Kingdom
Organiser: IASP

7th UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific
19 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 / Pattaya, Thailand
Organiser: The Union of International Associations (UIA)

E-health Forum - Digital transformation and globalization in healthcare
19 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 / Sopot, Poland
Organiser: Medical University of Gdańsk and Polish Society for Health Projects

MyData 2019 Conference - Rebuilding trust for human-centred data economy
25 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019 / Helsinki, Finland
Organiser: MyData

EU-safety 2019
3 Oct 2019 - 4 Oct 2019 / Luxembourg
Organiser: EuroSafe and Luxembourg Institute of Health

Linear and logistic regression analysis of epidemiologic data
7 Oct 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 / Rome, Italy
Organiser: Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Global Summit on Dentistry & Integrated Medicine
16 Oct 2019 - 18 Oct 2019 / Tbilisi, Georgia
Organiser: Coalesce Research Group and The University of Georgia

5th International Conference on Global Public Health 2019 "Climate Change & Global Health – Challenges & Issues"
17 Oct 2019 - 18 Oct 2019 / Kathmandu, Nepal
Organiser: International Center for Research & Development

89th EGPRN meeting - General Practice and the Community: research on health services, quality improvements and training
17 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019 / Vigo, Spain
Organiser: European General Practice Research Network (EGPRN)

The fifth international conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health
21 Oct 2019 - 23 Oct 2019 / Edinburgh, Scotland
Organiser: LEPH

4th international PPRI Conference, entitled ‘Medicines access challenge – The value of pricing and reimbursement policies’
23 Oct 2019 - 24 Oct 2019 / Vienna, Austria
Organiser: WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Policies

International Conference on Chronic Diseases & 6th SAVEZ Conference “Chronic Diseases and Integrated Care: Rethinking Health and Welfare Systems"
24 Oct 2019 - 25 Oct 2019 / Kosice, Slovakia
Organiser: EUPHA section on Chronic Diseases, PJ Safarik University, Slovak Public Health Association – SAVEZ, WHO Country Office in Slovakia, Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic

World Health Summit
27 Oct 2019 - 29 Oct 2019 / Berlin, Germany
Organiser: World Health Summit

Breaking professional boundaries
1 Nov 2019 - 2 Nov 2019 / Berlin, Germany
Organiser: European Federation of the Association of Dietitians (EFAD)

Leaders in healthcare
4 Nov 2019 - 6 Nov 2019 / Birmingham, United Kingdom
Organiser: Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management

16th Annual Johns Hopkins Fall Institute in Health Policy and Management
5 Nov 2019 - 27 Nov 2019 / Barcelona, Spain
Organiser: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Public Health Agency of Barcelona

Course on Linear and logistic regression analysis of epidemiologic data
7 Nov 2019 - 11 Nov 2019 / Rome, Italy
Organiser: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

New 3-Day Certified Course “Scientific Writing and Reporting”
7 Nov 2019 - 9 Nov 2019 / Hall i.T., Austria
Organiser: UMIT the health and life sciences university

2019 EPH Congress - Advancing meaningfull patient involvement: a path to effective health systems
12 Nov 2019 - 14 Nov 2019 / Brussels, Belgium
Organiser: European Patients’ Forum

International Health Governance "The Contested Authority of International Institutions in Global Health: National Decouplings, Regional Stumbling Blocks and International Collisions“
13 Nov 2019 - 14 Nov 2019 / Heidelberg, Germany
Organiser: Institut für interdisziplinäre Forschung

Paving the way for personalized medicine. Legal, ethical and social challenges
18 Nov 2019 / Salerno, Italy
Organiser: Salerno University, School of Law

European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE)
27 Nov 2019 - 29 Nov 2019 / Stockholm, Sweden
Organiser: ECDC

Innovations in Health and Social Care – Enhancing Health and Wellbeing in Europe
3 Dec 2019 / Brussels, Belgium
Organisers: National Institute for Health and Welfare (Finland), Academy of Finland, TO-REACH

9. Interesting publications

How to save drug users' lives

Developing and applying a 'living guidelines' approach to WHO recommendations on maternal and perinatal health

Ambient Particulate Air Pollution and Daily Mortality in 652 Cities

Genomic medicine: time for health-care transformation

Because empathy matters

Tabaré Vázquez: Uruguay's fight against non-communicable diseases and tobacco

Non-communicable diseases and climate change: linked global emergencies

Improving the health of trans people: the need for good data

Financing Long-Term Care: Lessons From Japan

Children who say hand dryers 'hurt my ears' are correct: A real-world study examining the loudness of automated hand dryers in public places

European tobacco use: Trends report 2019 (2019)

10. European Commission news

Expert Panel on Effective ways of Investing in Health - factsheet defining value in ‘Value-based healthcare’

Horizon Europe programme - webinar

Streaming recording available of the EU Health Policy Platform Webinar on Health in the Horizon Europe programme, which was held Wednesday 31 July 2019. (requires login)

Give migrant youth a chance

Across the EU, various promising initiatives have sprung up to support young migrants become part of European society, following the large-scale influx of migrants and refugees to the EU. Marking International Youth Day on 12 August, FRA draws attention to their situation and urges Member States to do more to help them fully integrate.

G7 Summit: EU announced record €550 million contribution to save 16 million lives from AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

On August 24th, the EU announced a €550 million pledge to The Global Fund during the G7 summit in Biarritz. The Fund is an international partnership to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria around the world. Its work has already saved 27 million lives since it was created in 2002.

11. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control news

Eurosurveillance - Volume 24, Issue 31, 01 August 2019

Campylobacter species prevalence, characterisation of antimicrobial resistance and analysis of whole-genome sequence of isolates from livestock and humans, Latvia, 2008 to 2016

Eurosurveillance - Volume 24, Issue 32, 08 August 2019

Molecular and epidemiological characteristics of human Puumala and Dobrava-Belgrade hantavirus infections, Germany, 2001 to 2017
National point prevalence survey on healthcare-associated infections in acute care hospitals, Switzerland, 2017
Urban brown rats (Rattus norvegicus) as possible source of multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus spp., Vienna, Austria, 2016 and 2017

Eurosurveillance - Volume 24, Issue 33, 15 August 2019

Rapid communication
Angiostrongylus cantonensis in North African hedgehogs as vertebrate hosts, Mallorca, Spain, October 2018

Eurosurveillance - Volume 24, Issue 34, 22 August 2019

Rapid communication
Surveillance of vancomycin-resistant enterococci reveals shift in dominating clones and national spread of a vancomycin-variable vanA Enterococcus faecium ST1421-CT1134 clone, Denmark, 2015 to March 2019

Linked seasonal outbreaks of Salmonella Typhimurium among passerine birds, domestic cats and humans, Sweden, 2009 to 2016
Increasing incubation periods during a prolonged monophasic SalmonellaTyphimurium outbreak with environmental contamination of a commercial kitchen at Oslo Airport, Norway, 2017

Antimicrobial use trends, Israel, 2012 to 2017

12. WHO news

WHO convenes global stakeholders to improve access to assistive technology

On 22 and 23 August WHO held a global consultation on assistive technology to gauge global demand and supply, bottlenecks to access and ways to improve the availability of quality-assured, affordable assistive products for everyone who needs them.

WHO congratulates new UNAIDS Executive Director

The Director-General of the World Health Organization welcomes the appointment of Winnie Byanyima as the new Executive Director of UNAIDS.

WHO calls for more research into microplastics and a crackdown on plastic pollution

The World Health Organization (WHO) today calls for a further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impacts on human health, following the release of an analysis of current research related to microplastics in drinking-water. The Organization also calls for a reduction in plastic pollution to benefit the environment and reduce human exposure.

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