At the 15th European Public Health Conference, participants will finally be able to meet up again in person. The theme of the conference has increased in importance due to the COVID-19 pandemic: it will explore how our health systems can be strengthened.
The European Public Health Association (EUPHA) was founded in 1992. Since then, it has evolved into a well-established organisation that is represented in 47 countries of the WHO’s European Region.
Healthy Europe spoke to Dineke Zeegers Paget about her 25 years as Executive Director of the European Public Health Association, why health is a human right and what plans she has for the future.
Susan Michie, Director of the Centre for Behaviour Change at University College London, explains why it is never easy to make healthy changes to our lives, how it can still be done nonetheless – and why she used to only wash her hair in the gym.
Affordable healthcare for all is a central objective of the World Health Organization (WHO), and should be targeted by its Member States as well. But is this achievable in times of crisis?
Moving towards a climate-neutral and digitalised world calls for new skills, both at work and in our everyday lives. The EU Commission wants to help people acquire these skills, and the BeWell project aims to illuminate the priorities for those working in the health sector.
The possibility of using health promotion to achieve significant improvements in the health of populations at limited expense has been repeatedly discussed and advocated over decades. Healthy Europe asked European experts if this huge potential is now being exploited. Rüdiger Krech, Director of Health Promotion at the WHO; Caroline Costongs, Director of EuroHealthNet; Jan De Maeseneer, Chair of the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health of the European Commission; and Martin Dietrich, Acting Director of the Federal Centre for Health Education (BzGA) in Germany, took part in the survey.
The European Health Data Space is a significant part of the European Health Union and is expected to improve the health of EU citizens. Since September 2022, a pilot project has tested how it can be put into practice.
The 16th EPH Conference in November 2023 will be held in Dublin – a city of literature that also has a long public health tradition.
Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, in an interview on the major crises faced by Europe and the world today and why we need to work together more than ever to tackle them.