In Spring 2020, the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) set up a COVID-19 Task Force in the context of the Coronavirus pandemic. It counts around twenty members, mainly based in European countries, but also outside the WHO Europe zone. The ASPHER is appealing to professionals, researchers, students and alumni to contribute on numerous topics and is teaming up with the European Commission, the WHO Regional Office for Europe, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), and also associations of schools of public health in other regions of the world. Networking that is essential for responding to the health emergency via reporting for cross country analysis on policy responses to the global crisis.

Since its creation, the EHESP participates in the work of this international task force through the involvement of its dean, Laurent Chambaud, active member and sole French representative of the force, but also its experts, researchers and students who regularly contribute to reporting and statements.

The EHESP’s contributions per topic

  • Epidemiology

    Contributions by Laurent Chambaud (dean of the EHESP) and by Mélanie Bertin (METIS department professor, EHESP)

Download the COVID-19 case count system report

  • On the impact of COVID-19 on children

Contributions by Séverine Deguen (DSET-GS professor, EHESP) and Melissa Sawaya (MPH student, EHESP)

Download the statement on the impact of COVID-19 on children

  • On contact tracing

Contribution by Hyunji Byun (MPH student, EHESP)

Download the ASPHER Statement regarding contact tracing app

  • On the reopening of schools of public health

Contribution by Melissa Sawaya (MPH student, EHESP)

Download the summary results of the survey on reopening of schools of public health

  • On vaccines

Contribution by Sandy Laham (MPH student, EHESP) with John Middleton and Jose Martin-Marino

Vaccines for COVID-19: reasons for hope, but first for concern – The BMJ

  • On health inequalities during COVID-19

Contributions by Treasure Udechukwu (MPH) to drafting of a booklet on inequality concepts and of the ASPHER repository on the homeless:

Basic Health Inequality Concepts for Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic

FEANTSA Statement_Staying Home not an Option for Homeless People

FEANTSA_Measures Public Authorities Must Take to Protect Homeless

Published on 24 November 2020