WHO released 1) new Air Quality Guidelines – and 2) Infodemic Framework
WHO released two important reports, both developed with contributions from SSPH+ partner institutions:
1) After 5 years of development, the updated WHO AIR QUALITY GUIDELINES were released (with major involvement of Swiss TPH) – see details and links here, including statement of societies, published in IJPH
2) The Competence Framework for Infodemic Management is a major guide to manage and act against disinformation, developed by our Uni Luzern partner Sara Rubinelli.
Meet some of the SSPH+ PhD students and hear their stories!
Hear what SSPH+ PhD students have to say about life and study in Switzerland.
30th Swiss School of Public Health+ Summer School in Public Health Policy, Economics, and Management Lugano, Switzerland 16,18 & 23-28 August 2021
At the SSPH+ Lugano Summer School public health professionals, researchers and graduate students learn together through mutual exchange in a stimulating and beautiful environment. The SSPH+ Lugano Summer School places health, disease, and health systems thinking under one common framework of coherent concepts and practical implications. The SSPH+ Lugano Summer School is jointly organized by SSPH+, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI), and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) in Basel.
Join the SSPH+ Lugano Summer School Plenary Lecture Series (from 9:00-10:00 and 17:00-18:00, Monday 23 - Friday 27 August), see flyer. They are open to the public and free of charge! Do not miss the opportunity!
Neues Angebot von Cochrane Public Health Europe
Cochrane Public Health Europe (CPHE) fasst die wichtigsten Ergebnisse neuer Cochrane Public Health Reviews auf Deutsch für Sie zusammen. Melden Sie sich hier zur themenspezifischen Infomail an und erhalten Sie Zusammenfassungen von Cochrane Public Health Reviews direkt in Ihre Inbox - immer dann, wenn ein neuer Review in der Cochrane Library publiziert wird.
New faces on the SAMS Executive Board
We are pleased to inform you that Nicole Probst-Hensch and Luca Crivelli have been elected to the SAMS Executive Board, strengthening public health sciences. Congratulations to our two SSPH+ Fellows.
Programme et inscription journée OVS du 25 novembre 2021 "Inégalités et santé"
Programme et inscription journée OVS du 25 novembre 2021 "Inégalités et santé":
Les inscriptions peuvent se faire sur notre site internet:
This year, Alain Amstutz won the best published PhD arcticle 2021
SSPH+ announces the winner of the SSPH+ Award 2021 for the "Best published PhD Article":
Alain Amstutz, PhD student of Swiss TPH, won with his article "Home-based oral self-testing for absent and declining individuals during a door-to-door HIV testing campaign in rural Lesotho (HOSENG):
a cluster-randomised trial" published in "the Lancet HIV" in October 2020.
Expo Dubai 2020 online with SSPH+: Health in all Sustainable Development Goals
SSPH+ will showcase Swiss public health sciences related to the 17 SDG’s at the Swiss Pavilion of the Expo Dubai 2020 (postponed to October 2021-March 2022) during its "Health and Wellness Week” (30.01-05.02.22). As pre-event, Nino Künzli participated online in the World Majilis on "The Pursuit of Happiness. Building healthier and happier communities in a post-COVID era" (discussion platform starts at hour 1:52:05 until 3:05:00).
More on SSPH+ and Expo Dubai 2020 (postponed to October 2021-March 2022) will follow. Stay tuned!
SSPH+ new owner of Public Health Reviews (PHR)
The ownership of Public Health Reviews (PHR) has been moved from ASPHER to SSPH+. PHR will remain a society owned journal. As of 2021, Swiss based Frontiers will take over from BCM the role as publisher of PHR. With SSPH+ now owning PHR and the International Journal of Public Health (IJPH), Dr. Anke Berger (Swiss TPH, Basel), will lead the editorial office of both journals. PHR will publish reviews (sytematic, scoping and other review formats) and Policy Briefs. Details of those developments will be communicated on the website in 2021.
Temitope Adebayo has won the second SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk Award at the Swiss Public Health Conference 2020
Temitope is a PhD student at the Swiss TPH and supervised by SSPH+ Director Nino Künzli. She has won the second of two events of the 2020 SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk and convinced the audience with her 3-minute flash talk on "Air pollution as a public health problem in South Africa". In her PhD research, she aims to fill in the gap and provide scientific evidence to encourage the South African government to update and strengthen the air quality policy and make air pollution a priority research area. Temitope is also one of the GlobalP3HS students.
Apolline Saucy wins SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk Award at the 2020 SSPH+ Online Faculty Meeting
Apolline Saucy, PhD student at the Swiss TPH and supervised by SSPH+ Faculty member Martin Röösli, has won the first of two events of the 2020 SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk Award at the SSPH+ Online Faculty Meeting on 16 June 2020. She convinced the audience with her 3-minute flash talk on Cardiovascular effects of aircraft noise.
This year we have two winners of the SSPH+ "Best published PhD Article Award": Giulia Paternoster and Kathryn Dawson-Townsend
SSPH+ announces the two winners of the SSPH+ Award 2020 for the "Best published PhD Article":
- Giulia Paternoster, PhD student of Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich won with her article "Epidemic cystic and alveolar echinococcosis in Kyrgyzstan: an analysis of national surveillance data" published in "the Lancet" in April 2020.
CV Giulia Paternoster
- Kathryn Dawson-Townsend, PhD student at the University of Lucerne, Health Sciences
Swiss Learning Health System, won with her article "Social participation patterns and their associations with health and wellbeing for older adults" published in "SSM - Population Health" in August 2019.
15-year SSPH+ Jubilee Report is online
2020 was supposed to become a jubilee year to celebrate the 15th anniversary of SSPH+. Instead, we had to cancel or postpone planned events.Nevertheless, we decided to go out with our online report which we started to develop in 2019 when our lives were still ‘normal’. Due to COVID-19 we postponed and partly revised the report.
COVID-19 SSPH+ Platform
SSPH+ welcomes the national public health science community to provide scientific expertise and support to the Federal and Cantonal authorities. Questions, discussions and work in working groups is facilitated via the COVID-19 SSPH+ Platform, which is a closed platform. If you are a public health scientist not yet affiliated with SSPH+ directly or one of the 12 Swiss universities of the SSPH+ Foundation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, affiliation, area of competency and email-address. SSPH+ may provide access to you.
Swiss Public Health Conference 2020 - Registration is open!
The registration for the SPHC2020 in Lucerne on "From Evidence to Pulic Health Policy and Practice" go to conference website
Date: 2-3 September 2020, Department of Health Sciences and Medicine, University of Lucerne
The Swiss Public Health Conference is organised by The Swiss Society for Public Health and the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+). Each year, a Swiss academic institution assumes the role of host and takes the scientific-thematic lead.
Serra Asangbeh wins SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk Award at the 2019 Swiss Public Health Conference
Serra Asangbeh, PhD student at the University of Bern and supervised by SSPH+ Faculty member Julia Bohlius, has won the second of two events of the 2019 SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk Award at the Swiss Public Health Conference in Winterthur on 28 August 2019. She is also one of the GlobalP3HS students.
Serra convinced the audience with her 3-minute flash talk on Fighting the 'female cancer'. In her PhD project Serra identifies and evaluates monitoring indicators from international guidelines and those currently in use in Southern Africa for cervical screening through a systematic review and site survey.
Milena Foerster wins SSPH+ Best Published PhD Article Award 2019
At the Swiss Public Health Conference 2019 in Winterthur, SSPH+ announced the winner of the SSPH+ Award for the Best Published PhD Article. Milena Foerster, former PhD student at Swiss TPH (supervised by the SSPH+ Faculty Member Martin Röösli) and now working at International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), won the award with her article "A prospective Cohort Study of Adolescents' Memory Performance and Individual Brain Dose of Microwave Radiation from Wireless Communication" published in "Environmental Health Perspectives" in July 2018.
SSPH+ against the draft act on tobacco products - Media release
Die Wissenschaft fordert evidenzbasierte Gesetze und lehnt den Gesetzesvorentwurf über Tabakprodukte und elektronische Zigaretten ab. Siehe Medienmitteilung hier.
La science exige des lois fondées sur des preuves (evidence-based policy) et, par conséquent, le rejet de l’avant-projet de loi fédérale sur les produits du tabac. Voir le communiqué de presse ici.
La scienza richiede una politica basata sull'evidenza e, quindi, il rifiuto del progetto di legge federale sul tabacco. Vedi il comunicato stampa qui.