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Featured commentary: Higher education to address violence against women and promote gender equality

Education, especially higher education, has long been identified as an important arena for addressing violence against women and promoting gender equality. Two measures recently put in place in the Swedish higher education have brought the role of the sector into focus. This article discusses the potentials of both measures to positively contribute to the gender equality discourse, as well as improving capacity building for the public health workforce who encounter violence against women.

Featured series: Maternal and child health in the sustainable development goal era

The World Health Organization has reported a decline in deaths of children under 5 years of age and maternal deaths have been reduced from an estimated 523,000 in 1990 to 289,000 in 2013. However, the decline in maternal deaths greatly missed the mark of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This series in Public Health Reviews addresses the issues of maternal and neonatal mortality and interventions that can help reduce this severe burden on many societies.


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Call for papers: Vaccinology and infectious diseases

Vaccinology and infectious diseases © Olivia Acland / REUTERS / picture alliance

Vaccines continue to be one of the miracles of public health. They have saved millions of lives, and have eradicated smallpox, with the eradication of polio and other deadly diseases on the horizon. This collection is interested in review articles addressing issues of vaccinology and infectious disease interventions that can help improve the health of populations.

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Aims and scope

Public Health Reviews (PHR) is the official journal of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER). It is a multi-disciplinary journal dedicated to publishing topics of current importance to public health. The scope of the journal is global, but special emphasis is placed on Europe and issues that impact and speak to public health in the European Region. 

PHR publishes thematic series of high quality review articles on key topics in public health that aim to inform public health practitioners, teachers, students and policymakers.  We present historical and contemporary reviews to emphasize new possibilities for public health, to translate research into recommendations for best practices in the real world and to promote discussion in the public health community. 

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Public Health Reviews publishes thematic series of high quality review articles on key topics in public health. To see our full list of article collections, such as Minority and migrant health and Contemporary issues in screening please view the collections page.


Laurent Chambaud, MD, MSc

Laurent Chambaud has been the Dean of EHESP French School of Public Health since 2013. Laurent is a public health physician and former advisor to Ms. Marisol Touraine, the Minister of Social Affairs and Health, France. Laurent was elected to the Executive Board of ASPHER and appointed Editor-in-Chief of Public Health Reviews in 2014.

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Fred Paccaud 2​​​​​​​Fred Paccaud, MD, MPH

Fred Paccaud trained as a MD from the University of Lausanne, before specializing in public health. For most of his career he has been Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, as well as Director of the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, both in Lausanne.


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