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President's summer message July 2022: COVID-19 carrying on unchallenged
We are again seeing the take-off of new subvariants of the Omicron family, B.A.4 and 5 and B.A.2.75.  Waves of B.A.5 may have reached their peak in Portugal, Malta, UK and South Africa.  B.A.5...
President's summer message July 2022: Brexit is bad for your health
 June 23rd marked the six years anniversary of the United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union. In June 2016, the UK Faculty of Public Health was one of the few members of the Academy of the Medical...
President's message for July 2022 - Groundhog Day: Climate emergency is with us again
Europe's hottest week Climate emergency has arrived in Europe, with this week seeing record breaking temperatures. An extensive twitter thread by Politico EU environment correspondent, Karl Mathiesen...
Is Public Health able to play a role in addressing geopolitical grievances?
During my internship at the ASPHER’s office in Brussels I followed two main tasks in the broad field of geopolitical health: first, I conducted a scoping literature review to identify Public Health...
Philosophy and Health: The 13th Dialectical Symposium of the World Philosophical Forum 2022
Our problems keep growing, become more complex and ever more confusing to us. They contribute to fear and mental disturbance.  On the other hand our leaders show few success stories, have few new...
Corruption in health systems undermines countries' response to shocks: what can we learn from the COVID-19 pandemic?
Author: Alejandro Gonzalez-Aquines1,2
1. Faculty of Health Studies, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK.
2. Institute of Public Health, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. Contact information:
President's message for June 2022 - and a summary of the year's ASPHER highlights

This year’s ASPHER General Assembly takes place on Tuesday June 7th. We mark another year which has seen major challenges to the health of the public and planet and for the public health system....
President's Spring 2022 message - part 1: War in Europe
Since ASPHER’s last newsletter, there has been a seismic shift in the health, economic and social condition of the people of Europe. Russia ceased its posturing and war games and invaded Ukraine...

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