Press Releases

18 Feb 2016 | News

Vulnerable populations in Ireland, North and South are bearing a disproportionate burden of impacts from infectious diseases and environmental hazards according to a new report published by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH).

2 Feb 2016 | News

JA-CHRODIS will host its 2nd General Assembly and Stakeholders Forums in Madrid (Spain) on 2-5 February 2016. Public Health Development Officer Olga Cleary will be representing IPH at the 3rd JA-CHRODIS Stakeholders Forum.

9 Dec 2015 | News

A new report estimates that over half of 7 year-olds (53.2%) in Northern Ireland have one or more longstanding health conditions. The report published by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) today (Wednesday 9th December 2015) found that asthma (22.9%) and eczema (26%) were the most common conditions reported by carers followed by sight (16.8%) and hearing (8.3%) problems. The report also estimated that boys are 1.7 times more likely than girls to experience asthma or asthma-like symptoms.

9 Dec 2015 | News

A new report estimates that 16% (11,200) of 3 year-olds in the Republic of Ireland have had an accident or injury requiring hospital treatment or admission. The report released today (Wednesday 09 December 2015) by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) shows the prevalence of injuries and accidents as well as highlighting risk factors such as gender and whether a primary carer has a longstanding health condition.

24 Nov 2015 | News

Ireland joins forces with 25 EU partners in health promotion to tackle chronic diseases. Irish policies and programmes tackling chronic disease will be showcased today at a high level EU Conference.

23 Nov 2015 | News

A new report estimates that over half of 7 year-olds (53.2%) in Northern Ireland have one or more longstanding health conditions. The report published by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) today (Wednesday 9th December 2015) found that asthma (22.9%) and eczema (26%) were the most common conditions reported by carers followed by sight (16.8%) and hearing (8.3%) problems. The report also estimated that boys are 1.7 times more likely than girls to experience asthma or asthma-like symptoms.

22 Oct 2015 | News

Open Access key to unlocking solutions to public health issues.

13 Oct 2015 | News

IPH conference hears that three-quarters of post-primary schools have one or more fast food outlets within on kilometre of them. A conference hosted by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) will hear today (Tuesday, 13 October 2015) that the stigma associated with attending childhood obesity programmes needs to be tackled to improve uptake of such programmes.

13 Oct 2015 | News

IPH says improving public health is everyone’s business. A conference hosted by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has heard today (Tuesday, 13 October 2015) that young people taking part in the Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE programme report improved knowledge about the dangers of smoking. Since 2011, The X-HALE programme has supported young people in making smoking prevention films and completing community action projects to share the harmful effects of smoking with their peers.

13 Oct 2015 | News

A conference hosted by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has heard today (Tuesday 13 October 2015) about the importance of tackling mental health issues and substance abuse to improve the health of Northern Ireland.

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