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Public bodies need to do more to reduce and re-use their waste

Public bodies in Wales need to do more to reduce and reuse their waste, shifting their current focus on recycling and creating a more circular and healthier economy, according to a new report by Public Health Wales.

Public Health Wales statement on monkeypox

Graham Brown, Consultant in Communicable Disease Control for Public Health Wales, said:  
“Public Health Wales is today (22 June) confirming that two additional cases of monkeypox have been identified in Wales.  This brings the total in Wales to eight.  The cases are being managed appropriately.  To protect patient confidentiality, no further details relating to the patients will be disclosed.”

Investigations ongoing following three additional cases of TB after death of Lampeter student in October 2021

Public Health Wales, Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB), and Ceredigion County Council are investigating three cases of active tuberculosis (TB) in individuals who were close contacts of a person who sadly died with the disease last year.

Rollout of the All Wales Diabetes Prevention programme begins

The All Wales Diabetes Prevention Programme (AWDPP) has begun to be rolled out in Wales.

The national programme, which offers targeted support to people at an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, is now being delivered in the GP practices involved in the first phase of the programme nationwide. 

UK's public health agencies issue new Monkeypox guidance for managing the disease and preventing further transmission

New guidance to support healthcare professionals to respond to the outbreak of Monkeypox has been agreed by the UK’s four public health agencies - Public Health Wales (PHW), UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), Public Health Scotland (PHS), and Public Health Agency Northern Ireland (PHA). 

Trends in cancer incidence and stage at diagnosis in Wales up to 2019

The rate of new cases of cancer in Wales, adjusted for the age of the population, has decreased, but the number of new cases continues to increase each year as the population ages. 

Public Health Wales welcomes Welsh Government's consultation on ways to improve young people's health and reduce obesity

Public Health Wales has welcomed the launch of a consultation by Welsh Government aimed at developing new ideas for legislation to improve the health of young people, and to stop the rising rates of obesity in Wales

Inequalities in life expectancy on the increase in Wales

A new report from Public Health Wales has found that the gap in life expectancy between those living in the least and most deprived areas in Wales is increasing.

Primary Care urged to start journey to environmental sustainability and decarbonisation with new award scheme

The Greener Primary Care Wales Framework and Award Scheme from Public Health Wales has been designed to help independent primary care contractors (general practice, community optometry, community pharmacy and primary care dental practice) to improve the environmental sustainability of their day-to-day practice.

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