|The European Public Health Association
Newsletter - December 2019
Welcome to our December newsletter with updates from us, our members, and key partners, including the European Commission, ECDC and WHO. We hope the information is useful to further your work. This is the last newsletter of 2019 giving us time to reflect on our achievements in 2019 (e.g. see the story with highlights of the European Public Health conference).
We would like to wish you all a happy festive season and a good start in 2020 and we look forward to working with you again in 2020.
Wishing you pleasant reading,
Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat, EUPHA President and Dineke Zeegers Paget, EUPHA Executive Director
2. EUPHA update
EUPHA Sexual and gender minority health on Twitter
EUPHA Sexual and gender minority health section has launched their Twitter account. Follow them at @EUPHA_SGMH.
EUPHA at the European Public Health conference in Marseille 2019
Getting the Marseille blues? We prepared a summary of highlights from plenary sessions, workshops and other seminars, social events and many of your tweets! You can find it here.https://wke.lt/w/s/1bnaTc
European conference on aging & gerontology - EUPHA as event supporter
This month the European conference on aging & gerontology took place at University College London, 7-8 December. This conference brought together all disciplines to discuss in a holistic way one of the greatest challenges humanity currently faces: the ageing of the population. EUPHA was a supporter for this event, with several EUPHA representatives in the organising committee of this conference.https://egen.iafor.org/
DG SANTE Director-General appoints members of the Expert Panel for 2019-2022 term of office
Anne Bucher, Director-General for Health and Food Safety, appointed 17 experts for the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health. We are delighted that our president, Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat is appointed, as well as our immediate past-president, Martin McKee.https://ec.europa.eu/health/expert_panel...
EUPHA statement: standing up for the vulnerable
On the occasion of International Migrants Day 2019, EUPHA publishes the statement ‘standing up for the vulnerable’. This statement responds to the call to action that was made by Sophie Beau, co-founder of the European Civil Rescue Association SOS Méditerranée, during the opening ceremony of the 12th European Public Health Conference in Marseille, France, held last month. Read the statement here.
European Public Health Week 2020
The European Public Health Week (EUPHW) is back! Following this year’s success, the second edition will take place on 11-15 May 2020. If you want to know more and potentially get involved, please send the email address(es) that you would like to include in our EUPHW mailing list to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. European Public Health Conference
Marseille 2019 testimonies
Every year, hundreds of young professionals join the EPH Conference, many of them for the first time. We asked some of them what they enjoyed the most. You can read their testimonies here.
16th World Congress on Public Health, 12 – 17 October 2020, Rome, Italy
Public Health for the Future of Humanity: Analysis, Advocacy, and Action
Next year EUPHA and EPH Conference will be joining with colleagues from across the globe in a unique partnership organizing the 16th World Congress on Public Health (WCPH) in Rome, Italy. The 13th EPH Conference will be an integral part of the World Congress on Public Health. WCPH 2020 is organized by the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) in collaboration with the Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health (SItI), and the European Public Health Association (EUPHA).
Abstract submission is organized by EUPHA and is open until 1 March 2020. See our website for more information.
Abstract mentor programme
The Abstract Mentor Programme offers an opportunity for young and/or less experienced abstract submitters to receive feedback from experienced reviewers. The programme is especially targeted at researchers who have limited access to colleagues to ask for guidance and comments on their proposed abstracts. Mentors will provide one-time, anonymous feedback on the writing and format of an abstract. More information here.
World Leadership Diaglogues
World Leadership Dialogues (WLD) can be organised by health organisations, NGOs, and commercial organisations. WLDs are high-level sessions on current topics in public health intended to complement the plenary sessions. WLDs are free for delegates, organisers are charged for the costs. Detailed information here.
Early bird registration
You can benefit from early bird fees until 6 May 2020 with reductions for EUPHA members, delegates from emerging countries and students. Don’t miss the largest global public health event in 2020 and register early to benefit from the reduced rates. Members’ fees EUR 620, delegates from emerging countries EUR 450, students EUR 390 (all fees inclusive of VAT). Registration here.
We received reports that a World Congress on Public Health is being advertised to be held 20 - 21 May 2020 in Berlin, Germany. This conference is reportedly organised by Conference Era. We would like to point out that we, as organizers of the 16th World Congress on Public Health, are in no way involved in this event.
4. EUPHA members update
New members in 2019
This year EUPHA welcomed several new members, including:
Public health symposium organised by the Malta Association of Public Health Medicine
The public health symposium, held 29 November, was a great success. In spite of the tension in the country the public health community gathered to celebrate public health research and put the spotlight on health issues that need to be tackled in the coming years.
New president at the Society for Social Medicine in Finland
In 2020, the Society for Social Medicine in Finland will have a new president: Hannamaria Kuusio. We look forward to continuing the collaborations between EUPHA and the Finnish society.
5. European Journal of Public Health
Volume 29, Issue 6, December 2019
SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
WORK AND HEALTH
EUROPEAN PUBLIC HEALTH NEWS
6. Call for proposals, job opportunities
Recruiting international leaders in oncology 2020
To heighten France's competitiveness and extend its international renown in the field of cancerology, it is essential that the skills already present in the country be strengthened and enriched through programmes that welcome top-tier researchers and help them establish in France. The call for proposal "Recruiting international leaders in Oncology" will allow to bring a high-level researcher from abroad to set-up a research team in a French structure, and implement an ambitious translational research project in 2020.
The "Recruiting international leaders in oncology” CFP is aimed at French research structures located within France, composed of internationally renowned teams offering the critical mass necessary to this programme’s ambition and who wish to develop a new research programme in the field of oncology.
Postdoc researcher at ECEVE
ECEVE (Clinical Epidemiology, Economic Evaluation applied to Vulnerable populations), a public health research unit of INSERM (French Institute for Health and Medical Research) invites applicant for a one-year postdoc position on health behaviors of childhood cancer survivors.https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/4637...
Food For Good Challenge: apply now
The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) recently joined forces with FAMAE, an independent family foundation based in France, that supports innovation in the field of environment.
7. Interesting news
One of the most overlooked consequences of climate change? Our mental healthhttps://www.ehn.org/how-climate-change-a...
How is digitalisation affecting safety and health at work?
The incredible potential of digital technologies is transforming the workplace, but what does this mean for workers’ safety and health? The new brochure of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work provides an overview of our ongoing work on digitalisation — including a recent foresight project — and its impact on occupational safety and healthhttps://osha.europa.eu/en/highlights/how...
U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 52, hospitalizations to 2,409https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-usa-va...
Dramatic health benefits following air pollution reductionhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20...
Knowledge-sharing: a how-to guidehttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20...
Salmonella the most common cause of foodborne outbreaks in the European Union
Nearly one in three foodborne outbreaks in the EU in 2018 were caused by Salmonella. This is one of the main findings of the annual report on trends and sources of zoonoses published today by EFSA and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/news/salmon...
Warsaw wins 2020 Access City Award
The 2020 Access City Award goes to the city of Warsaw, in Poland. By involving people with disabilities and accessibility needs in its endeavour to make the city more accessible, Warsaw was able to make a substantial overall improvement to the city's ease of access in a short space of time.https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp
Project EDWARD 2019: 11 countries record a fatality-free day
Fifty-two people were killed on the EU’s roads on September 26, this year’s European Day Without a Road Death (Project EDWARD). Although still far above the aim of zero fatalities, it is significantly better than the average of 70 deaths a day in the EU. Eleven countries achieved zero road deaths.https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/move/item-...
8. Upcoming courses and conferences
9. Interesting publications
Corruption in global health: the open secret
The Lancet | Lecture| Volume 394, ISSUE 10214, P2119-2124, December 07, 2019
From health for all to leaving no-one behind: public health agencies, inclusion health, and health inequalities
The Lancet Public Health |Comment| Volume 4, ISSUE 12, Pe601-e603, December 01, 2019
How healthy is a 'healthy economy'? Incompatibility between current pathways towards SDG3 and SDG8
Globalization and Health | Research | 2 December, 2019
Multiculturalism and Compassion: Responding to Mental Health Needs Among Refugees and Asylum Seekers; Comment on "A Crisis of Humanitarianism: Refugees at the Gates of Europe"
International Journal of Health Policy and Management | Article 8, Volume 8, Issue 12, December 2019, Page 734-736
Healthy ageing through internet counselling in the elderly (HATICE): a multinational, randomised controlled trial
The Lancet Digital Health |Articles| Volume 1, ISSUE 8, Pe424-e434, December 01, 2019
The active living gender's gap challenge: 2013-2017 Eurobarometers physical inactivity data show constant higher prevalence in women with no progress towards global reduction goals
BMC Public Health | Research article | 12 December, 2019
A systems perspective on the importance of global health strategy developments for accomplishing today's Sustainable Development Goals
Health Policy and Planning | Volume 34, Issue 9
Eradicating Measles: A Call for an Exceptional Coordinated Global Effort
The Journal of Infectious Diseases | Volume 220, Issue 12, 15 December 2019, Pages 1870–1872
Nutritionally adequate food baskets optimised for cultural acceptability as basis for dietary guidelines for low-income Czech families
Nutrition Journal | Research Article | 06 December, 2019
Better Health for Europe: more equitable and sustainable
The former director of WHO Regional office for Europe, Zsuzsanna Jakab, has published a book “Transformational Reflections” dealing with her 10 years in Office using essential storytelling techniques, explaining the policies that were developed, how these were developed, and their impact. The book presents interesting experiences and reflections on opportunities and challenges in promoting a broad spectrum of public health initiatives on European level.
10. European Commission news
The European Green Deal
The European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, boosting the economy, improving people's health and quality of life, caring for nature, and leaving no one behind. On 11 December the European Commission presented The European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU's economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all.https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscor...
Results of the Horizon Europe implementation co-design exercise: towards a sound implementation framework
During the Horizon Europe implementation strategy process, 2 major sets of co-design activities took place between July and October 2019. The feedback collected will feed into the on-going work on the Horizon Europe Implementation Strategy.https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/results-h...
Worlds AIDS Day 2019: EU action in a nutshell
What is the EU doing to combat AIDS? See this infographic, published ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 December.https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health...
Many popular packaged foods in the EU contain too much fat, sugar, salt and too little fibre
The Joint Research Centre evaluated the nutritional composition of 2691 products (breakfast cereals, ready meals, processed meat, processed seafood, and yoghurts) and found half to two-thirds of them ineligible for marketing to children due to poor scores.https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/dae/redire...
Tackling obesity would boost economic and social well-being
Obesity-related diseases will claim more than 90 million lives in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries in the next 30 years, with life expectancy reduced by nearly 3 years, according to a new OECD report.http://www.oecd.org/newsroom/tackling-ob...
Main results of Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 9-10 December 2019
The Council held a debate on the economy of wellbeing, ministers also held a debate on how to strengthen cooperation and coordination with the aim of improving access to medicines, and more.https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meeti...
Factsheet on Options to Foster Health Promoting Health Systems
This factsheet by the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health presents key points from their recent Opinion on the same topic.https://ec.europa.eu/health/expert_panel...
Opening speech at the 2019 EU Agricultural Outlook Conference - Sustainability from farm to fork
Speech by Commissioner Kyriakides, responsible for Health and Food Safety at the 2019 EU Agricultural Outlook Conference - Sustainability from farm to fork, held 10-11 December in Brussels.https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscor...
European Research Council awards over €600 million to Europe's top researchers
How will climate change shape the Earth’s surface? What are the long-term health effects of food additives? How can online tools change political advocacy and what does this mean for democracy? These are just some of the questions that researchers from around Europe have proposed to explore, and will now be able to, thanks to newly-awarded EU funding.https://erc.europa.eu/news/erc-awards-ov...
11. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control news
Eurosurveillance - Volume 24, Issue 49, 05 December 2019
Eurosurveillance - Volume 24, Issue 50, 12 December 2019
12. WHO news
Half of all women with HIV are diagnosed late in Europe
Many women in the WHO European Region, particularly those in their 40s, are diagnosed at a late stage of HIV infection when their immune system is already starting to fail. They are three to four times more likely to be diagnosed late than younger women. According to data for 2018 released today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe, women accounted for one-third of the 141 000 new HIV diagnoses in the Region, indicating that this population needs more attention in Europe's prevention and testing efforts.http://www.euro.who.int/en/media-centre/...
Keeping the promise of universal health coverage
On Universal Health Coverage Day – 12 December 2019 – countries are being called upon to keep their promise to make health for all a reality.http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics...
Achieving sustainable and healthy environments for all: celebrating 30 years of the European Environment and Health Process
At the First Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health in Frankfurt, Germany, held 7–8 December 1989, Member States of the WHO European Region initiated the first ever process to eliminate the most significant environmental threats to human health. That same European Environment and Health Process (EHP) is now marking 30 years since its establishment, with a birthday celebration during the ninth meeting of the European Environment and Health Task Force (EHTF) on 9–10 December 2019 in Bonn, Germany.http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics...
WHO/Europe methodology identifies causes of low vaccination uptake to help protect health for all
Under-vaccination can lead to outbreaks of dangerous vaccine-preventable diseases. A new WHO/Europe document provides expanded guidance for identifying reasons for why some people are not vaccinated and tailoring interventions to remove the barriers they face. The aim is that everyone has equitable access to the health protection offered by vaccines.http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics...
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