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Public Health Wales voices support for Graduated Driver Licensing

The introduction of Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) would save lives in the UK, according to a consultation response by Public Health Wales. 

Importance of vaccination stressed, as Cardiff measles outbreak ends

Public Health Wales is urging parents to ensure that their children complete their full course of MMR vaccines, as it confirms that the measles outbreak in Cardiff announced in November 2023 has now concluded. 

Cervical cancer rates have reduced by almost 90%, but could cervical cancer become a thing of the past?

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common form of cancer among women worldwide and sadly, each year, more than 50 women in Wales die from it.  

First report released of Real Time Suspected Suicide Surveillance in Wales for 2022-23

The first report of Welsh Real Time Suspected Suicide Surveillance (RTSSS) has been published today by Public Health Wales. 

Cancer survivor urges parents and carers to protect children with HPV vaccination

A father of two who received treatment for head and neck cancer has joined calls from health experts for eligible groups to take up their offer of vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) and protect their future from preventable cancers. 

An event celebrating good practice in infant feeding calls for a whole system approach in Wales

The Wales National Lead for Breastfeeding brought together key stakeholders, including the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, to share examples of good practice and promote a whole system approach to infant feeding. Encouraging best practice in infant feeding can help give children in Wales the best start in life, and the event highlighted that there is a role for many health services and settings to encourage parents and caregivers to make informed choices.

Embedding prevention in primary and community health care can help increase resilience.

Increasing pressures on health systems are driving changes in the design and delivery of primary and community care globally.

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Eligible people urged to have their vaccination as flu cases rise

People eligible to receive winter respiratory illness vaccines are being urged to come forward after Public Health Wales published data showing recorded flu cases more than doubled in the past three weeks.

£5 million awarded to reduce health inequality

£5 million has been awarded to a partnership project involving Public Health Wales with the aim of reducing health inequality and improving wellbeing in Rhondda Cynon Taf Council.

Domestic abuse support and more flexible working needed for women during public health emergencies

Employers need to do more to promote flexible working for women, and provide support to mitigate against violence and domestic abuse during emergencies like the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report.