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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.

Research in coal-mining communities reveals how local histories shape vaccination uptake

People living in areas with a strong coal mining tradition are more likely to have negative attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccinations and lockdown measures to those in areas without this history, according to a team of researchers from Wales and the United States. 

Nurses' contribution celebrated.

On International Nurses Day, Public Health Wales is celebrating nurses and midwives for their incredible contribution to health and care.

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

Recruitment of non-executive directors to Public Health Wales - May 2022

The Minister for Health and Social Services is looking to appoint a Non-Executive Director (Data and Digital) to join the Public Health Wales Board.

Changes to vaccine reporting on our surveillance dashboard

From 25 April, Public Health Wales will move from daily to weekly reporting of vaccine uptake in Wales on our surveillance dashboard.