We focus on maximising learning from international policy, practice and research to support public health innovation, developing synergies and enhancing opportunities towards creating globally responsible, outward looking people and organisations across the NHS.

A major achievement, enabled by the team and currently delivering to, is a Memorandum of Understanding between Wales and the WHO Regional Office for Europe in the areas of health equity, investment for health and wellbeing, sustainable development and prosperity for all.

Key work streams in the International Health Team portfolio include:

  • Welsh Health Equity Status Report initiative and Solutions Platform, applying an innovative WHO framework and cutting-edge methodology, supporting Wales’ role as an influencer and live innovation site for health equity in Europe and globally
  • Evidencing Value projects, capturing the social and economic value of public health services and interventions to inform investment prioritisation in Wales and beyond
  • COVID-19 International Horizon Scanning and Learning, producing actionable intelligence to inform public health response and recovery in Wales

Our work Lead: Mariana Dyakova

What we do:

The International Team works with a range of local, national and international partners to draw in and share evidence and policy approaches to improve the health of the Welsh population.

What have we done:

Recent work includes: Publication of ‘How to make the case for sustainable investment in wellbeing and health equity’ guide and a toolkit to implement the Charter for International Health Partnerships in NHS Wales.

Current key areas of work include: responding to the COVID-19 outbreak through the bi-weekly publication of International Horizon Scanning Reports and an assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on health equity in Wales, looking at the data, policy and economic implications. This is part of the wider Welsh Health Equity Status Report Initiative.