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Public Health Wales welcomes five-year plan to combat antimicrobial resistance

Public health experts have welcomed the publication of a new five-year National Action Plan to combat antimicrobial resistance. 

Adverse Childhood Experiences can affect people's ability to cope with challenges of cost of living crisis

New research from Public Health Wales and Bangor University, published today in BMJ Open [LINK], shows that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can affect people’s perceptions of their ability to cope during the cost of living crisis. 

Childhood adversity linked to how we engage with healthcare services

New research by Bangor University and Public Health Wales has found that adults who suffered childhood adversities such as child maltreatment or living in a home with domestic violence, report lower engagement with healthcare services.  

First evidence of measles spreading in the community, as cases rise in Gwent outbreak.

Public health officials believe that measles is spreading in the community in Gwent with 9 cases of measles now confirmed. Public Health Wales is urging parents and carers to ensure that their children are fully vaccinated with two doses of the MMR vaccine to avoid catching measles.  

Public Health Wales Launches Dedicated Workstream to Maximise Impact of School Food on Child Health

In a bid to enhance the health and well-being of children and young people across Wales, Public Health Wales has published a new report detailing how we can optimise the role of school food in promoting nutrition and reducing health inequalities. 

Public Health Wales investigates ways to reduce Carbon Emissions from Microbiology Labs

Public Health Wales (PHW), in conjunction with Revolution-ZERO, has today published a report which highlights the potential to reduce carbon emissions from microbiology laboratories by investigating ways to reduce single-use plastics.  

Tackle dependency, visibility, and availability to address rapid rise in youth vaping, say public health experts

Support should be prioritised over punishment when helping young people who want to quit vaping, according to public health experts. 

Survey shows strong support for schools' role in children and young people's health and wellbeing

A new survey conducted by Public Health Wales has shown that most people in Wales support schools and nurseries having a role in health and wellbeing outcomes for under 18s.  

Latest data on substance misuse in Wales published

There were a total of 869 school exclusions as a result of alcohol or drugs amongst school aged children in 2022-23. That’s an increase of 119 per cent from 2020-21 and up 16.5 per cent from 2018-19

Measles outbreak declared in Gwent as two new cases confirmed

Public Health Wales is working with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board to investigate two further cases of measles which have been confirmed in the Gwent area, bringing the overall total to four cases.