5 September 2018

New report highlights harmful impact of childhood trauma on education – and what protects some children from those harms

As the next school year begins, a new study has identified the impact that early trauma has on a child’s education and prospects for good future health.Published in the journal BMC Public Health, the study talked to adults in Wales about their exposure to childhood maltreatment and other early traumas such as domestic violence in […]

16 July 2018

WHO Collaborating Centre on ‘Investment for Health and Well-being’ launched

The Policy Research and International Development Directorate’s World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre on ‘Investment for Health and Well-being’ was launched on 14 June. The directorate was designated an official Collaborating Centre by the World Health Organization in March this year, making it the first and only WHO CC in this area of expertise in […]

12 June 2018

New IHCC progress report (2015-2017) published

The International Health Coordination Centre (IHCC) has published a new report highlighting its achievements in supporting implementation of the Charter for International Health Partnerships in Wales. The latest IHCC Progress Report outlines the work, progress and achievements from 2015 to 2017 made by the IHCC and the Welsh Health Boards and Trusts in this field. It […]

31 October 2017

New Disease Control Priorities Edition

The Disease Control Priorities, third edition   (DCP3) compiles the global health knowledge of institutions and experts from   around the world. The 7th volume is titled: Injury Prevention and Environmental Health. For more information, please visit the Disease Control Priorities website.

12 October 2017

Wales African Film Festival

The 5th edition of the Wales African Film Festival ‘Watch-Africa’ is back with a diverse range of inspiring, innovative, educational, thought-provoking and challenging stories from the African continent. For more information, please visit the Watch-Africa website.

24 July 2017

World Health Organization Summer School on Refugee and Migrant Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) Europe recently ran the 1st Summer School on Refugee and Migrant Health, an intense 5-day course which was offered under the umbrella of the WHO European Knowledge Hub on Health and Migration. The Summer School took place in Syracuse, Italy, on 10–14 July 2017. Syracuse was chosen as the location […]

30 June 2017

New report examines the effect of mass unemployment events on health, and the steps that can be taken to reduce that impact.

In the year following job loss due to mass unemployment events, workers can experience double the risk of death from heart attack or stroke and even greater increases in risk from alcohol related disease. Detrimental impacts on health can last for decades with family members sometimes affected almost as much as those facing redundancy.  Working […]

24 May 2017

Violence Prevention Toolkit: Preventing Violence, Promoting Peace

The Commonwealth Secretariat, in collaboration with Public Health Wales, have developed a policy toolkit ‘Preventing Violence, Promoting Peace’ to address and prevent interpersonal, collective and extremist violence. The toolkit summarises evidence on the prevention of all types of violence and violent behaviours, exploring the economic benefits to this approach. For further information, please download the full […]

12 April 2017

MasterMind Project

Powys Teaching Health Board has been involved in the European MasterMind project since March 2014, this project concluded in February 2017. The aims of this project were to make high quality treatment for depression more widely available for adults suffering from the illness by the use of ICT. The goal was to assess through implementation at scale (more than 5000 […]

14 February 2017

Meeting of the Health and SDGs Expert Working Group

On 17–19 January 2017, WHO Europe convened the first meeting of the Health and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Expert Working Group with the aim of supporting the WHO Secretariat in drafting the roadmap. The meeting was held at the WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development in Venice, Italy. Participants highlighted the importance […]