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  • Call for nominations for IEA Councillors 2017-2020

    November 8, 2016

    The IEA is seeking nominations for IEA Council Membership for 2017-2020

    Nominations are requested of the following positions:

    • President Elect
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • 7 Regional Councillors, respectively for the African Region; the Eastern Mediterranean Region;  the European Region; the Latin American and Caribbean Region; the South East Asian Region; the North American Region; and the Western Pacific Region

    Any IEA member may submit to the Nominating Committee names of candidates for President Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer. IEA members may submit nominations for Regional Councillors for their own region only.

    Those nominating candidates must ensure that:

    Self nominations can be accepted ONLY from current IEA Secretary, Treasurer, and Regional Councillors.

    Nominations should specify the name and address ...

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  • Stephen Leeder new Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Epidemiology

    May 12, 2016

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    Stephen Leeder, Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of Sydney, Australia, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE). He is a longstanding member of IEA and has a wide network of international associations. He was recommended for the post by four past Presidents of IEA.

    Stephen was Editor-in-Chief of the Medical Journal of Australia in 2013-15. In the 1990s he was President of the Australasian Epidemiological Association and head of the Sydney School of Public Health. Later he served as Dean of the Medical School at the University of Sydney. Early in his career Stephen spent time working in departments of public health and/or community medicine in the UK, Canada and the USA and he is currently Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health in New York. He has also ...

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  • IEA Regional Meeting in Africa

    April 19, 2016

    IEA Conf Malawi2The IEA regional meeting in Africa, including the fourth meeting of the African Epidemiology Association, was held in Lilongwe, Malawi, on 14-15 April 2016. The meeting was officially opened by the Secretary for Health Dr MacPhail Magwira and the keyenote address was given by the Minister of Gender Women and Social Welfare Hon. Dr Jean A. Kalilani, MP, in Malawi, who emphasised the key role of epidemiology for addressing public health problems in Africa. Presentations covered a wide range of topics including: the Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea, a trial of the management of TB in Malawi, the emergence of snake bites as a public health problem in Cameroon, recent evidence on the effect of breastfeeding on infant growth by South African HIV positive women, and several presentations on the growing relevance of non-communicable disease in Nigeria and ...

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  • Call for new Editor(s)-in-Chief, International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE)

    January 26, 2016

    The International Epidemiological Association (IEA) is seeking new Editor(s)-in-Chief for its influential flagship journal, the International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE). The IJE, owned by IEA, is published by Oxford University Press (OUP).

    IJE is one of the most highly respected and cited journals in the field of epidemiology. Its Impact Factor increased from 4.5 in 2006, to 9.2 in 2014, and it is currently ranked 2nd in the list for all journals on Public, Environmental and Occupational Health. Around 130 original articles, together with editorials, commentaries, letters and commissioned content are published annually, in six issues. The Journal receives over 1,500 article submissions a year.

    This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding scientist(s) to take this successful journal onto the next stage in its development. Applicants should be specialists in epidemiology or public health with an international reputation and editorial experience. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world. Joint applications ...

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  • 4th Africa Regional Epidemiological Conference

    January 26, 2016

    Practice of Epidemiology: Era of Emerging & Rising Old Epidemics

    14 – 15 April, 2016

    President Hotel, Bingu International Conference Centre, Lilongwe Malawi

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  • 4th Regional Conference of the African Epidemiological Association and Call for Abstracts Submission

    December 14, 2015

     

    Click on this link IEA 2016 Regional conference Malawi for registration and other information

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  • Current Practice of Epidemiology in Africa: Highlights of the 3rd Conference of the African Epidemiological Association and 1st Conference of the Cameroon Society of Epidemiology, Yaoundé, Cameroon, 2014.

    August 13, 2015

    In order to update African health workers on current epidemiological practices and to draw awareness of early career epidemiologists on concepts and opportunities in the field, the 3rd African Epidemiology Association and the 1st Cameroon Society of Epidemiology Conference was organized in June 2nd-6th, 2014 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The theme was «Practice of Epidemiology in Africa: Stakes, Challenges and Perspectives». The conference attracted close to five hundred participants from all continents.

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  • GOARN Request for Assistance: Ebola Virus Outbreak in West Africa

    March 4, 2015

    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 partners since March 2014.  As of 23 February 2015, GOARN Operational Support Team has deployed over 530 experts from partner institutions. In light f the complex challenges of Phase 2 “Getting to Zero” in this outbreak, GOARN is issuing this further RFA to support the increased efforts that will be required for coordination, surveillance, and effective contact tracing.

    Those interested in contributing to this effort should download the GOARN information sheet and call for experts.

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

    October 4, 2014

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    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

    Introduction

    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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  • Ebola

    August 23, 2014

    The International Epidemiological Association (IEA) met at its 20th World Congress in Alaska, on August 18-21. The IEA Council strongly endorses the joint statement of the World Federation of Public Health Associations and African Federation Public Health Association on the severity and urgency of the Ebola Epidemic in several West African Countries.

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  • Pat Buffler, 1938-2013

    September 29, 2013

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    It is with profound sadness that we inform IEA members and the epidemiology community of the passing of one of the giants of our profession, Patricia Buffler. Her untimely death on Thursday, September 26, at the age of 75, stopped her career at a point when she was as active as ever. Pat was President-Elect of the IEA. Her term was to start in August 2014, during the World Congress of Epidemiology to be held in Anchorage, Alaska, a state where she spent many cherished moments of her professional life, she used to remind us.

    Pat was a nurse and biologist at heart, skills she acquired as an undergraduate. Her passion for public health began in the early 60’s at her beloved University of California, Berkeley, where she earned two graduate degrees, in public health administration and epidemiology. ...

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  • African Epidemiological Federation Officially Launched

    May 6, 2012

    The African Epidemiological Federation ( AEF ) was officially launched on 13 March, 2012, in Calabar, Nigeria. AEF was launched during the 2nd Annual General Meeting of the Epidemiological Association meeting of Nigeria ( EPISON ). The Federation was declared by Past President of IEA, Professor Neil Pierce. In attendance were the African Regional Councillor, IEA, Dr Kingsley Akinroye and the President of the Public Health Association of Nigeria, Professor Obehi Okojie. AEF delegates fom Ghana, Cameroon, South Africa and Nigeria were also present. Over 150 partipants from Nigeria attended the EPISON meeting.

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