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
Contributions by Laurent Chambaud (dean of the EHESP) and by Mélanie Bertin (METIS department professor, EHESP)
On the impact of COVID-19 on children
Contributions by Séverine Deguen (DSET-GS professor, EHESP) and Melissa Sawaya (MPH student, EHESP)
On contact tracing
Contribution by Hyunji Byun (MPH student, EHESP)
On the reopening of schools of public health
Contribution by Melissa Sawaya (MPH student, EHESP)
Contribution by Sandy Laham (MPH student, EHESP) with John Middleton and Jose Martin-Marino
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: