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Addressing working conditions will improve good health and wellbeing for all

‘Fair work’ is a critical building block for good health and well-being, and a healthy engaged workforce contributes to business productivity and societal prosperity, concludes a report and guide published by Public Health Wales. 

Cryptosporidium and open farms

Public Health Wales is reminding people who visit farm attractions of the importance of washing their hands after contact with animals. 

Update: Public Health Wales investigating acute hepatitis cases in children

Public Health Wales is working with the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) as well as Public Health Scotland (PHS) and Public Health Agency (Northern Ireland) to investigate cases of acute hepatitis in children. 

Public Health Wales statement on UK monkeypox cases

Public Health Wales is working with the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), Public Health Scotland, and Public Health Agency Northern Ireland to respond to UK cases of Monkey Pox.

Microscopic image of cancer cells
Study finds significant reductions in cancer diagnoses in Wales during the Covid-19 pandemic

The study, published in the British Journal of Cancer this month, found that over a thousand fewer new cases of three common cancers were diagnosed in Wales in 2020 compared to 2019, equivalent to a reduction of 15 percent. 

Changes to Public Health Wales Covid-19 surveillance

Public Health Wales is changing the way we report Covid-19 data as we move out of the pandemic.

Child Measurement Programme shows increase in numbers of children with obesity

The number of 4-5 years old children with obesity has increased in two different health board areas since 2018-19, according to the Child Measurement Programme.

More than a Coronavirus response; why population health should always be high on the agenda

Mark Bellis, Director of Policy and International Health, WHO Collaborating Centre on Investment for Health & Wellbeing at Public Health Wales, explains why studying wider population health is always essential to minimising health inequalities and improving people’s health and wellbeing, and even more so when faced with a global pandemic. 

Nosocomial transmission of COVID-19: two new reports look at the impact of healthcare-acquired infection

Two new reports from Public Health Wales has looked at the impact of nosocomial (hospital-acquired) transmission of Coronavirus during the pandemic. 

Young people's mental health prioritised with funding award

A project that aims to support the mental health of young people in South Wales, has been given the green light, thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund.