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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.
     
LATEST UPDATES

 [10/05/2017] Lecture for Healthcare Professinals
                   at Central Auditorium, MDH, on theme
                           Depression: Let's Talk
            Date: 25th May 2017. Time: 13:00-14:00 hrs
                   Register here
                   Poster
 
 
 
 [09/05/2017] Depression: Let's Talk
                  Talk and discussion for family doctors.
                  On the 25th May2017 MCH at 20:00hrs
                    Register here
                    Poster
 
 
 [24-30/04/2017] European Immunisation Week




 [25/10/2016] Tobaccofreecar Campaign
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[06/06/2016] The Healthy Plate
 
 
[28/03/2016] New service for people with Chronic Diseases 
 
[29/02/2016] Information for travellers to areas with local transmission of  Zika Virus
 
[15/02/2016] How to protect yourself against Mosquitos - English / Maltese
 
 
[26/01/2016] Zika Virus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Updated Notified Infectous Diseases
Notices published in Govt.Gazette No.19,536 of 16 February 2016
'In terms of Article 27 (a) (i) of the Public Health Act the Superintendent of Public Health (Cap. 465) has declared the following notifiable diseases.
 
West Nile Fever
Chikungunya
Dengue
Zika Virus
 
Visit our Publications section for more Zika related information.
 
 
Online Applications
 
Healthy Weight for Life ( ENG-MLT )
Quit Smoking ( MLT )
Self Management (MLT)
 
 
 
 
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2015 CAMPAIGNS

All the 2015 campaign write ups and links to related publications and posters can be viewed here




HPU PUBLICATIONS

An extensive collection of HPU publications and leaflets can be viewed here




HPU POSTERS

An extensive collection of HPU posters can be viewed here
 
 
ABOUT THE HPU

The Health Promotion Unit strives to achieve their aims through:
  • Advocating for health based on human rights and solidarity
  • Investing in sustainable policies, actions and infrastructure to address the determinants of health
  • Building and leading alliances with public, private, non-governmental and international organisations and civil society to create sustainable actions for health
  • Monitor progress through appropriate research, indicators and targets
  • Providing capacity building for people to make the right choices for their own health
  • Reaching out to people within the setting of their every day life; where they learn, work, play and love

We pledge to sustain our services and efforts so that the population of Malta can live healthier, more rewarding lives.