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ASPHER statement on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak emergency

ASPHER statement on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak emergency International Journal of Public Health https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-020-01362-x(0123456789().,-volV)(0123456789().,-volV) EDITORIAL ASPHER statement on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak emergency 1 2 3 4 5 • • • • John Middleton Jose M. Martin-Moreno Henrique Barros Laurent Chambaud Carlo Signorelli Received: 19 March 2020 / Accepted: 21 March 2020 Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) 2020 coordinated response between countries across the Euro- With the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease 2019 pean region and globally. The role of the World Health (COVID-19) we are currently experiencing a worldwide Organization (WHO) during the crisis is essential, as global emergency affecting all societies. Fortunately, we have and local governance of COVID-19 requires ethical, evi- learnt much since the 1918/19 influenza pandemic, and we dence-based collective action; consistent messaging, rec- have come a long way towards controlling infectious dis- ommendations and guidelines; and protective measures for eases. Smallpox has been eradicated, cases of measles and the population and for vulnerable groups. The European poliomyelitis have been drastically reduced, and much has Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) plays a been achieved in mitigating HIV. Still, we now must critical role in cross-border protections and its past actions coordinate efforts on a global scale to stop the spread of have greatly contributed to in-country capacity building in COVID-19, an epidemic with grave consequences. Glob- infectious disease expertise. alization, ease of travel and open borders present chal- ASPHER, as Europe’s representative organisation lenges; but the degree of scientific progress and the free for Schools of Public Health, calls on all countries to exchange of rapidly generated knowledge also afford strengthen the role and resources available to the WHO important opportunities not available in previous out- and to align with WHO policies. ASPHER supports breaks. These opportunities must be put to good use; this is sustaining and strengthening the ECDC mandate for where public health plays a critical role. international action. ASPHER calls on Europe’s gov- Countries have responded to COVID-19 with a range of erning bodies, the European Commission and individ- measures reflecting national values, political imperatives, ual countries: to recognize the specific expertise of and variations in scientific advice from local experts. At public health professionals involving them in decision- times, political considerations have driven response more making to effectively coordinate European and in- than science. The COVID-19 crisis appears likely to pre- country action; to invest adequate funding and sent a protracted challenge, which will require prepared- resources in health systems, essential public health ness, necessitating a harmonisation of measures and operations, planning and preparedness; and to include health in all policies. The COVID-19 pandemic crisis will not be our last, For the full list of signatories see https://www.aspher.org/ laying bare the urgency of a strong and concerted effort to aspher-covid19-statement-signatories.html. cultivate training, research and capacity in public health in order to develop and maintain a prepared cadre of public & John Middleton john.middleton@aspher.org health experts and professionals. It is necessary to emphasize public health approaches and knowledge in Association of Schools of Public Health in the European other professions, bolstering multi-professional teams and Region - ASPHER, Brussels, Belgium cross-discipline collaboration. Moreover, the level of ASPHER Honours Committee, University of Valencia, individual responsibility needed to comply with contain- Valencia, Spain ment measures, emphasizes the requirement for a popula- Institute of Public Health, University of Porto, Porto, tion that is health literate and the urgency to combat Portugal misinformation. Schools of Public Health promote multi- EHESP School of Public Health, Rennes, France disciplinary approaches, exchange knowledge of practice School of Public Health, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, and public policies, and engage with European and Milan, Italy 123 J. Middleton et al. international networks. Schools of Public Health have ASPHER calls for an allocation of resources toward expertise to prepare public health leadership in how to specific emergency training on COVID-19 and for a organise and manage health care systems, in health pro- renewed long-term investment in public health educa- tection and disease prevention, and in public communica- tion and training at all levels. tion. Whether dealing with an emergency pandemic, long- ASPHER is committed to stand with, reinforce and term threats such as climate change and regional insecurity, coordinate the efforts of our over 100 member schools and or routine measures to protect the public’s health, we need programmes of public health across the European region such competencies. However, too often in the past, and beyond to invigorate and strengthen the field of public resources for public health training and education have health for the good of the people we serve. been eroded or neglected leading to a poor state of pre- Publisher’s Note Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to paredness and weakened response to the COVID-19 jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations. outbreak. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Public Health Pubmed Central

ASPHER statement on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak emergency

International Journal of Public HealthMar 29, 2020

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1661-8556
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10.1007/s00038-020-01362-x
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International Journal of Public Health https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-020-01362-x(0123456789().,-volV)(0123456789().,-volV) EDITORIAL ASPHER statement on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak emergency 1 2 3 4 5 • • • • John Middleton Jose M. Martin-Moreno Henrique Barros Laurent Chambaud Carlo Signorelli Received: 19 March 2020 / Accepted: 21 March 2020 Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) 2020 coordinated response between countries across the Euro- With the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease 2019 pean region and globally. The role of the World Health (COVID-19) we are currently experiencing a worldwide Organization (WHO) during the crisis is essential, as global emergency affecting all societies. Fortunately, we have and local governance of COVID-19 requires ethical, evi- learnt much since the 1918/19 influenza pandemic, and we dence-based collective action; consistent messaging, rec- have come a long way towards controlling infectious dis- ommendations and guidelines; and protective measures for eases. Smallpox has been eradicated, cases of measles and the population and for vulnerable groups. The European poliomyelitis have been drastically reduced, and much has Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) plays a been achieved in mitigating HIV. Still, we now must critical role in cross-border protections and its past actions coordinate efforts on a global scale to stop the spread of have greatly contributed to in-country capacity building in COVID-19, an epidemic with grave consequences. Glob- infectious disease expertise. alization, ease of travel and open borders present chal- ASPHER, as Europe’s representative organisation lenges; but the degree of scientific progress and the free for Schools of Public Health, calls on all countries to exchange of rapidly generated knowledge also afford strengthen the role and resources available to the WHO important opportunities not available in previous out- and to align with WHO policies. ASPHER supports breaks. These opportunities must be put to good use; this is sustaining and strengthening the ECDC mandate for where public health plays a critical role. international action. ASPHER calls on Europe’s gov- Countries have responded to COVID-19 with a range of erning bodies, the European Commission and individ- measures reflecting national values, political imperatives, ual countries: to recognize the specific expertise of and variations in scientific advice from local experts. At public health professionals involving them in decision- times, political considerations have driven response more making to effectively coordinate European and in- than science. The COVID-19 crisis appears likely to pre- country action; to invest adequate funding and sent a protracted challenge, which will require prepared- resources in health systems, essential public health ness, necessitating a harmonisation of measures and operations, planning and preparedness; and to include health in all policies. The COVID-19 pandemic crisis will not be our last, For the full list of signatories see https://www.aspher.org/ laying bare the urgency of a strong and concerted effort to aspher-covid19-statement-signatories.html. cultivate training, research and capacity in public health in order to develop and maintain a prepared cadre of public & John Middleton john.middleton@aspher.org health experts and professionals. It is necessary to emphasize public health approaches and knowledge in Association of Schools of Public Health in the European other professions, bolstering multi-professional teams and Region - ASPHER, Brussels, Belgium cross-discipline collaboration. Moreover, the level of ASPHER Honours Committee, University of Valencia, individual responsibility needed to comply with contain- Valencia, Spain ment measures, emphasizes the requirement for a popula- Institute of Public Health, University of Porto, Porto, tion that is health literate and the urgency to combat Portugal misinformation. Schools of Public Health promote multi- EHESP School of Public Health, Rennes, France disciplinary approaches, exchange knowledge of practice School of Public Health, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, and public policies, and engage with European and Milan, Italy 123 J. Middleton et al. international networks. Schools of Public Health have ASPHER calls for an allocation of resources toward expertise to prepare public health leadership in how to specific emergency training on COVID-19 and for a organise and manage health care systems, in health pro- renewed long-term investment in public health educa- tection and disease prevention, and in public communica- tion and training at all levels. tion. Whether dealing with an emergency pandemic, long- ASPHER is committed to stand with, reinforce and term threats such as climate change and regional insecurity, coordinate the efforts of our over 100 member schools and or routine measures to protect the public’s health, we need programmes of public health across the European region such competencies. However, too often in the past, and beyond to invigorate and strengthen the field of public resources for public health training and education have health for the good of the people we serve. been eroded or neglected leading to a poor state of pre- Publisher’s Note Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to paredness and weakened response to the COVID-19 jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations. outbreak.

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Published: Mar 29, 2020

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