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Global health - what it means and why PHE works globally

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Global health is focused on improving health and achieving health equity for all people worldwide – meaning working towards the absence of avoidable, unfair, or remediable differences among groups of people. Many health issues and concerns transcend national boundaries and require collaboration between countries to address them and in this blog we explain the role PHE plays.

International development and emergency response: What we do and how we do it

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This week we published our Capability Statement which outlines how Public Health England can help low and middle income countries strengthen their public health capacity and respond to outbreaks and emergencies. Of course, in a perfect world, all countries would …

The Sendai Framework: Reducing the impact of disasters across the globe

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The Sendai Framework was recently adopted by 187 countries, including the UK, at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) which took place in Sendai, Japan in March 2015. PHE’s Public Health Strategy Division has worked towards giving public …

A look at health advice for people travelling to major overseas events

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Traditional Chinese New Year celebrations, also known as the Spring Festival, start on 19 February 2015 (the Chinese Year of the Goat). The Spring festival is the longest and most important festival in the Chinese calendar, lasting for fifteen days. …