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Public Health Wales and Hywel Dda University Health Board response to independent review into Llwynhendy TB outbreak.

Public Health Wales and Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) have welcomed the publication of the independent review into the longstanding Llwynhendy tuberculosis (TB) outbreak.

How is cost of living crisis affecting people in Wales?

Survey reveals only half are ‘comfortable’ with the state of their household finances. 

Statement on HPV vaccination rates in Wales

Dr Chris Johnson, Head of Vaccine Preventable Disease Programme for Public Health Wales, said: 
“In Wales, uptake of the crucial first dose of the HPV vaccine by school year 10 in 2021-22 is high at 83.1 per cent, and is at 72.7 percent for the second dose.  

Burden of ACEs and evidence for action across Europe brought together for first time

Reducing the on-going toxic impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) across Europe is possible through prevention, building resilience, and engaging in trauma-informed practice.

Scoping review reveals factors behind inequality in access to healthcare

A scoping review of UK and international evidence by the Evidence Service at Public Health Wales has aimed to identify which population groups experience inequalities and face barriers when accessing healthcare. 

New style rapid review reports launched by Public Health Wales

Public Health Wales’ Evidence Service has developed a new style of report, designed to provide a rapid overview of evidence in areas of interest to policy makers, giving them a robust baseline of current research from which to take action.

Early childhood education and care pays triple dividend for society

Incorporating early childhood education and care (ECEC) within family-friendly policies has the potential for a “triple dividend” of children’s positive development, women’s empowerment and economic growth, as described in a new report from Public Health Wales. 

Could cutting carbon emissions be the best New Year's resolution we could all make?

Climate Change is the most significant threat to human health and well-being as well as to the health of the planet. 

Back to school advice for parents in Wales to help protect against winter illnesses

Public Health experts are reminding parents in Wales to keep children away from school and childcare settings if they are unwell and have a fever, following an increase in illnesses like flu. It’s one of a number of simple steps parents can take to protect their child and to minimise the spread of winter illnesses when children return to schools and nurseries in Wales next week. 

Dangers of swallowing mini magnet toys

Public Health Wales are warning parents of the dangers of toys with mini magnets this Christmas. It follows the case of a schoolboy from South Wales who had emergency surgery after swallowing 52 magnets from a fidget toy.