A new social media video launched by the Public Health Agency (PHA) highlights the importance of getting the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, particularly given recent measles outbreaks in continental Europe.
A new programme to tackle the increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes has been launched by the Public Health Agency. The programme has been developed as part of Northern Ireland’s approach to providing innovative services which have a focus on prevention and has been supported by investment from the transformation fund.
The Southern Trust recently held a Gala Ball to raise funds for its charity partners - PIPS Hope and Support and PIPS Upper Bann which are public initiatives for the prevention of suicide and self harm.
A cutting-edge business programme designed to support and grow local micro and small sized enterprises has engaged with over 500 local companies during the last four years and successfully helped create over 100 jobs across the Borough.
New-Bridge College pupils Charlie Lennon and Tom McSherry (8BY) competed in the NI Schools Acrobatic Gymnastics Championship recently. The Loughbrickland pupils achieved gold medals in the under 14 pairs floor competition. Charlie competed individually in the U14 tumbling completion and achieved gold in this category also.
In January and February 2019, Action on Salt surveyed the salt content of children’s meals which are available at popular places to eat out in the UK. This includes restaurants, fast food and pub chains.