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  • Mobilising resources to fight the Ebola epidemic

    October 29, 2014

    On 26 September The Lancet published “Ebola: an open letter to European governments,” on behalf of 44 signatories.

    The IEA supports this plea for international support to help fighting this terrible disease. We believe epidemiologist have an important role to play in helping the teams working in Africa and in informing the public.

    The Lancet: Leading health experts urge European governments to “mobilise all possible resources” to fight Ebola epidemic

    Leading health experts today urge EU Member States to “mobilise all possible resources” to assist West Africans in controlling the Ebola epidemic, in an open letter published in The Lancet.

    The letter is signed by 44 prominent academics, clinicians, and health professionals from 15 European countries .  They call for European countries to take specific measures, including allowing health professionals to volunteer for temporary leave to assist with the crisis, and ...

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  • Obituary: Tony McMichael

    October 4, 2014

    It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected death of Tony McMichael. Only a few weeks ago he presented the opening Cruickshank Lecture at the IEA World Congress in Alaska on “Climate Change, the Anthropocene, and Human Health: Implications for 21st Century Epidemiology”. Tony was a worldwide authority on the possible health consequences of climate change. Further information about his life and work can be found here.

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  • Reducing premature mortality as the Sustainable Development Goal for Health

    October 4, 2014

    As the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals approaches, there has been a lively debate about the next generation of global goals and targets: the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. The 17 SDGs include a single goal for health (“Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”), with 13 subgoals and targets addressing maternal and child health, infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, accidents and injuries and several other conditions. However, the overarching goal of ensuring healthy lives has not been expressed so far as a measureable target.

    The IEA joined the discussion on the SDGs in May 2013, by posting an official position paper on the World We Want website, followed by a letter to The Lancet. We argued that it was essential to have a single quantifiable target to monitor progress, and we suggested that if should be based on ...

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  • GOARN Request for Assistance: Ebola outbreak response in West Africa, Vacancy Notice

    October 4, 2014


    Title : Ebola Outbreak Response 2014, West Africa
    Type: GOARN Request for Assistance
    Classification: Restricted
    Date: 29 September 2014
    Country: Guinea
    Region: WHO AFRO

    Notice in English and French


    As part of the ongoing Ebola outbreak response in West Africa, please see attached a WHO vacancy notice, in English and French fora National Health and Safety (H&S) Coordinator for up to 6 months starting asap.

    This position is based in the WHO Guinea Country office, but involves extensive travel to the health care facilities in the field.

    We request all focal points to kindly share this notice with your French counterparts/networks, to identify suitable Francophone experts and communicate available candidates to goarn@who.int  at the earliest.

    Dans le cadre de la réponse en cours à l’épidémie d’Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest, veuillez trouver ci-joint une offre d’emploi en anglais et en français pour un coordinateur de la santé nationale et de la sécurité (H & S) pour un ...

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  • Thanks to Cesar Victora, for his work as IEA President, 2011-2014

    September 7, 2014

    Cesar&Valerie-Anchorage2014Epidemiologists from around the world thank Cesar Victora for his work over the last three years, as President of the IEA, promoting epidemiology and its use to solve major public health problems. He has expanded IEA membership, increased our global visibility, supported the preparation of new IEA-sponsored publications and set up new initiatives to promote epidemiological research in Africa. As well he has worked behind the scenes streamlining administrative matters within the association.

    Through his work, the IEA has been closely involved in the Countdown to 2015 Initiative, aimed at monitoring progress toward the 2015 United Nations Millenium Development Goals, and has argued eloquently for using measureable outcomes for the new post-2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

    Over the last three years Cesar has been a visible and much respected ambassador for epidemiology and for the IEA. We are pleased that he will continue ...

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  • New reports from the outgoing IEA President (Cesar Victora) and the new IEA President (Valerie Beral)

    September 6, 2014

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