The World Health Organisation estimate that a staggering 325 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis B and C, leading to 1.4 million deaths a year. This blogs looks at tackling inequalities in hepatitis C testing and treatment.
Posts about the work of the Health Protection directorate
This blog explores how pharmacy teams can play a role in prevention through opportunistic interventions and commissioned services for six public health challenges.
England is a world leader in childhood vaccinations but PHE data show that while coverage remains high, children’s vaccine uptake has been slowly decreasing since 2012-13. This blog looks at 10 ways to address barriers to vaccination in primary care.
In this blog, we walk through the facts about the top diseases that affected or killed many people in the Victorian era and at other points in history.
Rates of TB in England are continuing to decline, but this isn't happening in all groups. This blog looks at what 'under-served populations' means and how we are engaging with them to tackle TB.
The guidance for Zika virus has changed. This blog explains the new advice and why it has been updated.
Every year tens of thousands of people across the UK die from conditions that can be linked to exposure to cold weather. But why? What is it about cold that causes us such problems?
Our Medical Director Professor Paul Cosford gives his views on the Clean Air Strategy and the importance of addressing air pollution - the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK.
Read the latest edition of Health Matters, PHE’s professional resource, to find out more about the sources and health impacts of air pollution, as well as the actions that can be taken to reduce exposure and improve air quality.
The number of people newly diagnosed with HIV in England declined for the first time after more than 30 years of the HIV epidemic. Find out how PrEP- an HIV prevention drug can help to further reduce the number of people acquiring HIV.