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The Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate has the main aim to protect and promote the health and wellbeing of people residing in the Maltese Islands by:

  • ​Supporting and empowering individuals to adopt a healthy lifestyle;
  • Carrying out effective surveillance and control of communicable diseases;
  • Developing and implementing strategies for the reduction of the burden of communicable and non communicable diseases;
  • Advocating for the creation of environments conducive to health.