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Public Health Wales team awarded funding to improve communicable disease surveillance in care homes

The data science team at Public Health Wales’ Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre has been jointly awarded funding to develop new tools that will help protect care home residents from infectious diseases. 

48,000 additional people with diabetes in Wales by 2035 – new analysis

Around one in 11 adults in Wales could be living with diabetes by 2035 if current trends continue, according to a new analysis by Public Health Wales on World Diabetes Day.

Internationally-renowned Welsh childhood anomaly register celebrates 25 years of helping to improve services

A clinician who works with babies and children with severe hip dysplasia has praised Public Health Wales’ CARIS project, which collects data on congenital anomalies in Wales and is celebrating 25 years of operation.

Vaccination encouraged before flu season gets into full swing

Public Health experts are urging those eligible to get their flu vaccine before the worst of the winter flu season begins.

Public Health Wales joins a new behavioural research hub

Public Health Wales is pleased to announce its role in the establishment of Behavioural Research UK (BR-UK), a transformative initiative which will help tackle societal and economic challenges in the UK.  

Strategies to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences are vital, says new handbook for professionals.

A team of researchers from Public Health Wales have developed a handbook to guide professionals and organisations on how to implement work to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). 

MMR vaccination urged as measles outbreak declared in Cardiff

Public Health Wales is urging parents to ensure their children are up to date with the MMR vaccine as it investigates an outbreak of measles in young children in Cardiff.

Report outlines continuing increases in oral cancer rates in Wales

The incidence rate for mouth cancer in Wales is increasing year on year since 2002, a new report has outlined. 

Participants invited to take part in leisure activity survey

People aged over 18 and living in Wales are being invited to take part in a survey examining leisure activity habits.  

Refreshed International Health Strategy to assist building a fairer, healthier Wales

Public Health Wales has updated its 2017 International Health Strategy to better reflect the significant changes in the global landscape.