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  • CAS in Sex- and Gender-Specific Medicine

    CAS in Sex- and Gender-Specific Medicine

    Why are heart attacks often not recognized in women? Why do more men than women die of Covid-19? Why do women suffer more often from side effects of medication?Both biology (sex) and sociocultural variables (gender) have a funda-mental impact on health behaviours, epidemiology, manifestation, and pathophysiology of diseases. Although sex and gender are essen-tial to effective health care, differences between women, men, and gender diverse individuals are often neglected in medical research and clinical practice. At the new interdisciplinary CAS program in gender-specific medicine, the latest evidence and the implications for medical practice and research will be taught and discussed.

    Language of instruction: German and English / Course location: Online, Bern, Zurich
    Registration deadline: 28th January 2022 / Start of the first cohort: 21st March 2022
    Registration at www.gender-medicine.ch

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  • Declaration | Global governance for improved health: The role of Schools of Public Health

    Declaration | Global governance for improved health: The role of Schools of Public Health

    The Global Network for Academic Health (GNAPH), an alliance of regional associations that represent schools and programs of public health around the world, has released the Declaration: ‘Global governance for improved human, animal, and planetary health: the essential role of schools and programs of public health' (download PDF).
    It lays out the role of schools and programs of public health in the current pandemic and in developing standards and competence for better public health as well as the public health knowledge and skills shown by the pandemic to be in need of massive expansion. It ends in an official declaration of what is required for better global governance for health.

  • Press release: SSPH+ calls for vaccination
  • Geneva Health Forum call for papers

    Geneva Health Forum call for papers

    The Geneva Health Forum (GHF) is the forum that brings together key players to help find solutions to global health challenges. Created in 2006, it is organised by the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) and the University of Geneva in partnership with 30 global health organisations, with the objective of contributing to the improvement of health and access to care worldwide. (https://ghf2022.org)

    The next edition will take place from 3 to 5 May 2022. Its theme will be: Covid-19 Pandemic and Environmental Emergency: Reinventing Global Health in a Time of Global Change. The GHF proposes to address these issues with global health actors and to initiate a constructive dialogue leading to innovative initiatives. The Geneva Health Forum is opening a call for contributions so that all health actors can have the opportunity to present their ideas and experiences. In this call, interested parties can submit a presentation, a poster or an innovation. This call is open until 15 December 2021.

  • Publication of the book “Planetary Health”

    Publication of the book “Planetary Health”

    "Wenn die Erde krank ist, kann der Mensch nicht gesund sein"
    Das Konzept Planetary Health befasst sich mit den Zusammenhängen zwischen der Gesundheit des Menschen und der Gesundheit unseres Planeten. Bereits jetzt hat die zunehmende Zerstörung der Ökosysteme durch die raumgreifende Lebensweise des Menschen negativen Einfluss auf unsere Gesundheit, zuvorderst durch Umweltverschmutzung, Artensterben und die voranschreitende Klimakrise. Diese zunehmende Überschreitung planetarer Grenzen ist für die Gesellschaften eine beispiellose Herausforderung.

  • WHO released 1) new Air Quality Guidelines – and 2) Infodemic Framework

    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 Lucerne partner Sara Rubinelli.

  • ​Meet some of the SSPH+ PhD students and hear their stories!

    ​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.

  • SSPH+ scientific debate training winners

    SSPH+ scientific debate training winners

    The winners of the SSPH+ scientific debate training of the Dubai Expo Training Program are Ezra Valido and Ana Lucía Oña Macías from Swiss Paraplegic Research at the University of Luzern. They are also both part of the SSPH+ Global PhD fellowship program in Public Health Sciences.Thank you to all of you from the SSPH+ community who voted for your favourite scientific debate video! Ezra and Ana will perform their debate live to the audiences of the Dubai Expo at the Swiss Pavilion in January, 2022.

  • Neues Angebot von Cochrane Public Health Europe

    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.

  • This year, Alain Amstutz won the best published PhD arcticle 2021

    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.

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    CV Alain Amstutz

  • Expo Dubai 2020 online with SSPH+: Health in all Sustainable Development Goals

    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)

    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.

  • Study protocol of Corona Immunitas published in IJPH

    Study protocol of Corona Immunitas published in IJPH

    Read the paper online or download it as PDF

  • Temitope Adebayo has won the second SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk Award at the Swiss Public Health Conference 2020

    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 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

    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.

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    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.

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    CV Kathryn Dawson-Townsend

  • 15-year SSPH+ Jubilee Report is online

    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.

    Enjoy reading our online report. Parts of it is available as printable PDF.

  • COVID-19 SSPH+ Platform

    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 snocera@ssphplus.ch with your name, affiliation, area of competency and email-address. SSPH+ may provide access to you.

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease: Information sources

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease: Information sources

    Actual and accurate information concerning the new coronavirus (COVID-19 ) disease can be found here:

  • Swiss Public Health Conference 2020 - Registration is open!

    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 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

    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.

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    CV Milena Foerster

  • SSPH+ against the draft act on tobacco products - Media release

    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.

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