As COVID-19 continues to cause widespread fatalities and disruption around the world, EUPHA presents video reports shining light on the vital work of Europe’s public health community, and the sector’s role in maintaining and improving public health through the pandemic and into the future.

The video reports explore the outbreak’s broad impact on health and the economy in Europe. Furthermore, the videos address the immense pressure on health systems and their response to this unprecedented challenge, highlight the importance of evidence-based approaches and health literacy in providing much needed solutions, and address key lessons to support the development of prevention and response strategies for future pandemics.

Produced in line with social distancing guidelines, the video reports will present insights from public health experts representing organisations such as EUPHA, the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), and leading universities throughout Europe.

Dr Iveta Nagyova, EUPHA President, said: “Our understanding of the virus and its ramifications across society is changing daily, and it’s inspiring to see the efforts of our members and colleagues across Europe who are working tirelessly to adapt health services and manage the crisis. There’s never been a more important time for the public health community to pull together in tackling the challenges we face and through these video reports we raise awareness of key issues and encourage solutions.”

The video reports are now available to view on from the COVID-19 updates page and on the EUPHA YouTube channel.

EUPHA presents COVID-19 video reports: COVID-19 through a public health lens