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  • Neues Tabakproduktegesetz: Die SGK-SR will einen griffigen Jugendschutz

    Neues Tabakproduktegesetz: Die SGK-SR will einen griffigen Jugendschutz

    Mehr Informationen hier

  • SSPH+ welcomes Ignazio Cassis' decision to no longer pursuing a sponsorship by Philip Morris International (PMI)

    SSPH+ welcomes Ignazio Cassis' decision to no longer pursuing a sponsorship by Philip Morris International (PMI)

    The Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) who is against a sponsoring by Philip Morris International (PMI) and sent Ignazio Cassis a letter (see here) welcomes the decision to not longer pursue a sponsorship by PMI

    Find the press release of the decision here

  • Luciano Ruggia, researcher at the ISPM Bern and SSPH+ Fellow, is designated head of the "Arbeitsgemeinschaft Tabakprävention Schweiz (AT)"

    Luciano Ruggia, researcher at the ISPM Bern and SSPH+ Fellow, is designated head of the "Arbeitsgemeinschaft Tabakprävention Schweiz (AT)"

    Read more here.

  • Will the Swiss pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai damage your health?

    Will the Swiss pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai damage your health?

    Read the IJPH editorial by Nino Künzli, Milo Puhan and L. Suzanne Suggs

  • Articles on tobacco law in Le Temps and NZZ

    Articles on tobacco law in Le Temps and NZZ

    In line with the position of SSPH+ on tobacco and e-cigarettes, SSPH+ Fellows are pushing forward a strong law on tobacco products that protects children and adolescents.

    Read the articles in Le Temps and NZZ


  • Summer School in Lugano: Registration is open until 31 July 2019

    Summer School in Lugano: Registration is open until 31 July 2019

    SSPH+ LUGANO SUMMER SCHOOL IN PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY, ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT 2019 (28th edition)
    From Monday August 26th to Saturday August 31th 2019

    Come join us in Lugano and register today!

    For more information go to Summer School website.


  • SSPH+ welcomes new SSPH+ Faculty members and Fellows

    SSPH+ welcomes new SSPH+ Faculty members and Fellows

    The SSPH+ Foundation Board approved the following new SSPH+ Faculty Members and Fellows on May 3, 2019:

    SSPH+ Faculty members:
    - Prof. Gugliemo Campus, University of Bern
    - Prof. Salome Dürr, University of Bern
    - Prof. Stephan Harbarth, University of Geneva and HUG
    - Prof. Dario Spini, University of Lausanne

    SSPH+ Fellows:
    - Dr. John Berezowski, University of Bern
    - Dr. Sonja Kahlmeier, FFHS/SUPSI
    - Dr. Diego Moretti, FFHS/SUPSI
    - Dr. Taulant Muka, University of Bern
    - Luciano Ruggia, University of Bern


  • ZHAW: Die Forschungsstelle Gesundheitswissenschaften sucht vom 1. Oktober 2019 – 30. März 2020 (oder nach Absprache) eine/n  Praktikantin/Praktikanten (60 – 80 %)

    ZHAW: Die Forschungsstelle Gesundheitswissenschaften sucht vom 1. Oktober 2019 – 30. März 2020 (oder nach Absprache) eine/n Praktikantin/Praktikanten (60 – 80 %)

    Mehr zum Stelleninserat

  • Scientific Collaborator in Foodborne Disease Epidemiology in Swiss Infectious Disease Epidemiology (80-100%)

    Scientific Collaborator in Foodborne Disease Epidemiology in Swiss Infectious Disease Epidemiology (80-100%)

    see job description here


  • Dozentin/Dozenten (80 %) / ZHAW

    Dozentin/Dozenten (80 %) / ZHAW

    see job description here

  • SSPH+ against the draft act on tobacco products - Media release

    SSPH+ against the draft act on tobacco products - Media release

    Die Wissenschaft fordert evidenzbasierte Gesetze und lehnt den Gesetzesvorentwurf über Tabakprodukte und elektronische Zigaretten ab. Siehe Medienmitteilung hier.

    La science exige des lois fondées sur des preuves (evidence-based policy) et, par conséquent, le rejet de l’avant-projet de loi fédérale sur les produits du tabac. Voir le communiqué de presse ici.

    La scienza richiede una politica basata sull'evidenza e, quindi, il rifiuto del progetto di legge federale sul tabacco. Vedi il comunicato stampa qui.

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  • Swiss Public Health Conference: Save the date for 2018 (Neuchatel, 7-8 November)

    Swiss Public Health Conference: Save the date for 2018 (Neuchatel, 7-8 November)

    A successful conference on personalized health is over. We already look forward on the next conference on "Better Health Faster: Social Science Boosting Public Health" in Neuchâtel, 7-8 November 2018. Find more information on the conference website and have a look at the winners of the SSPH+ Awards for the best PhD abstract as well as the best published PhD article.

    Conference website

    Winners of SSPH+ Awards 2017:

  • Neuerscheinung | Public Health Kompakt

    Neuerscheinung | Public Health Kompakt

    Die 3., vollständig aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage des praxisorientierten
    Lehrbuchs Public Health (Hrsg. von Matthias Egger, Oliver Razum und Anita Rieder) bietet Studierenden einen leicht verständlichen Einstieg
    in die verschiedenen Aspekte des Fachs Public Health.

  • Kateryna Chepynoga wins 1st SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk in Lugano, 9 June 2017

    Kateryna Chepynoga wins 1st SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk in Lugano, 9 June 2017

    We are pleased to announce that Kateryna Chepynoga, PhD student at HEC Lausanne and supervised by SSPH+ Fellow Jürgen Maurer (HEC Lausanne) and Gabriela Flores (WHO), has won the 1st SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk Award in Lugano on 9 June 2017. Kateryna convinced the SSPH+ faculty with her 3-minute flash talk on "Drivers of not affordable medication for chronic diseases in low- and lower-middle-income countries". Patients of low- and lower-middle-income countries are often not financially protected from health expenditures and purchase medicines out-of-pocket. By decomposing prices of drugs into components (cost of the procurement and mark-ups) Kateryna identifies what makes medicine prices to be not affordable. In particular, she detects price components, which most frequently push patients with chronic diseases into poverty, and estimates to what extent the price regulation policy, applied to these components, may improve the affordability of medicines. The award has been sponsored by the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences.

  • Milo Puhan wins Ig Nobel Prize

    Milo Puhan wins Ig Nobel Prize

    We are happy to announce that our SSPH+ Fellow and Vice-president Milo Puhan, director of the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute of the University of Zurich, has won the Ig Nobel Prize for demonstrating that regular playing of a didgeridoo is an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea and snoring. Congratulations!

    The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology. Every year, in a gala ceremony in Boston the IG Nobel Prizes are awarded.