While a doctor treats people who are sick, those of us in public health field try to prevent people from getting sick or injured in the first place. Public health refers to “the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals.”
What can you do to be part of our amazing Public Health team?

We are continuously looking for new and enthusiastic people who want to work in the field of Public Health on a European level.

We work to create awareness year round and also strive to have a couple of Europe wide happenings focused on specific topcis throughout the year.

The current Public Health Director is Jan Skrzypczak.

I am a fifth year Medical Student from Medical University of Warsaw, Poland. If you’d like to learn more or join in, reach me at phealth@emsa-europe.eu

APYN- The Alcohol Policy Youth Network is a network of youth organizations that work towards the prevention and reduction of alcohol-related harm.

ECDC, EAHF, CPME, EJD, EUPHA, and ECL are the focal points of institutional cooperation of EMSA on Public health issues. These European level institutions are a source of research, expertise and materials and provide a better platform for our institution from which to run advocacy campaigns, as well as support YPLs. Here as well the level of cooperation will vary, from signed and formalized cooperation to informal support. The norm is that EMSA is bound to create peer education activities and as support policy advocacy, which are all well within the scope of existing strategy as well and thus form a natural alignment with these institutions.

The mission and vision of the Public Health Pillar are as follows:

A Europe of universal well-being, where all policies and practices promote to health and where all have equal access to a high quality health system.
Empower medical students to be key pioneers in the popularization of healthy lifestyle, preventive medicine and health education.

● Empower students to take active part in health education of the society to encourage informed lifestyle choices;
● Promote a healthy and active lifestyle;
● Raise awareness in society regarding health threads and mental health issues;
● Play an active role in European advocacy regarding lifestyle policies;
● Collaborate with relevant partners in the implementation of objectives related to Public Health.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2016

The week of May 16-22 is this year 's Mental Health Awareness Week. Themed around "Relationhips". The EMSA campaign this year will consist of creating awareness and educating our members and fellow medical students.

EMSA campaign

Here you can find the posts made regarding the EMSA campaign.


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Mental Health Awareness Week 2016

ANXIETY DISORDERS are a serious mental illness. It is not just a passing emotion many people feel while faced with a difficult situation. For people with an anxiety disorder, worry, fear and nervousness are a constant factor and could also be overwhelming and disabling.

EMSA campaign

Here you can find our post regarding Anxiety Disorders


Each year March the 24th marks world Tuberculosis Day. This day is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries. It commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus. At the time of Koch’s announcement in Berlin, TB was raging through Europe and the Americas, causing the death of one out of every seven people. Koch’s discovery opened the way towards diagnosing and curing TB.


Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death and disability in Europe, so on the 31st of May, Europe will again expose smoking for the killer it is in activities that connect all facets of society in the fight against tobacco use.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2016

SUICIDE is a serious problem, that affects many people in the world. In people within studying age it is one of the most commons causes of death.

EMSA Campaign

Here you can read our post regarding suicide.

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World Immunizarion Week will this year be celebrated in the week of April 24-30 and aims to create awareness and promote the use of vaccines for people across the world. Immunization is generally viewed as one of the most succesfull and cost-effective interventions available in a public health setting.
This year marks the second year in the WHO’s multi-year campaign ‘Close the Immunization Gap’. This year the focus will also go to the need of immunization among adolescents and adults.


On February 4th we at EMSA aim to raise awareness and spread knowledge on cancer, which is one of the main causes of 21st century morbidity and mortality in all parts of the globe. We specifically highlight how communities and individuals can modify their lifestyle choices to reduce their risk and call attention to the rapid rise of the double burden of disease in developing countries.