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November 20, 2023
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New policy statement on health protection

Health protection means the protection of people from infectious and environmental hazards on an individual, group and population level. This includes identifying, mitigating, and preventing the impacts of communicable diseases and environmental threats to health, as well as implementing continued surveillance and management measures such as through vaccination programmes, particularly for infectious disease outbreaks.

The Covid-19 pandemic and the recent Monkeypox outbreak brought to the forefront the need for health protection measures and the need for sustained funding and effort to protect people from communicable diseases and environmental threats to health.

Read our national and local recommendations in our new policy position statement, published today.

What we say about… Health protection
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