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New Edition of “Field Trials of Health Interventions: a Toolbox,” published and made available in open access

Field trials of interventions against disease in low and middle income countries (LMICs) may be complex and expensive undertakings. Extensive preparation and planning is necessary for the conduct of a high quality trial, the results of which may be important in guiding public health practice. Journals rarely have space to allow publication of more […]

Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA) will host 2020 WCE in Melbourne

The Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA) is pleased to announce that it will host the 2020 WCE in Melbourne Australia. The AEA thanks the IEA membership for voting in our bid. […]

IEA Fellowships to support participation in the EEPE 28th Residential Summer Course in Epidemiology

At the beginning of February 2015 IEA announced a call for application for partial support towards the course fees of the EEPE 28th Residential Summer Course in Epidemiology for up to two members from low or middle-income countries and by the closing date, on April 30 2015, IEA received 25 applications from the following countries: […]

EpiBlog on behalf of the European Epidemiological Federation (EEF) about the agreement between EEF and Springer

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While EEF is formally a ‘Region’ of the International Epidemiological Association (IEA), it also has a role in pooling the interests of many national epidemiological societies in Europe. EEF’s most visible activity is coordination of annual conferences, hosted in turn by national societies and held in the two years between IEA triennial congresses. Conferences have […]

EpiBlog: Chikungunya Fever in Caribbean, Central and South American Region

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In 2010, imported cases of Chikungunya Fever arrived in North America for the first time. These cases were infected viremic travelers returning from India. But, the first evidence of autochthonous transmission was recorded in December 2013, in Saint Martin, a French island in the Caribbean Region. Probably, these infections are introduced in the island from […]

Sustainable Development Goals for Health Joint Statement by the IEA and WFPHA

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The United Nations is developing a list of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are intended to guide efforts to reduce poverty and improve health and well-being in all countries by 2030 while protecting the planet. One of the 17 goals – goal number 3 – relates to health: “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for […]

GOARN Request for Assistance: Ebola Virus Outbreak in West Africa

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is at a critical stage, requiring continued additional support at the national and subnational levels in the affected countries. The Ministries of Health in these countries have been responding to the outbreak in collaboration with WHO, and with the technical support of GOARN […]

Mobilising resources to fight the Ebola epidemic

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.

October 29th, 2014 | Category: Africa, Europe, Featured, Member News

Obituary: Tony McMichael

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 […]

Reducing premature mortality as the Sustainable Development Goal for Health

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 […]