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PHE – Duncan Selbie’s Friday Message 18 August 2017

18th August 2017

Short weekly update from the CEO of Public Health England (PHE), including:

  • PHE providing support in Freetown,Sierra Leone, to  the Sierra Leone Government as they come to terms with the loss and the aftermath of the landslide caused by severe flooding
  • one year since the Government launched the Childhood Obesity Plan.  The next phase of work begins – PHE has been asked by the Government to extend the focus to excess calorie consumption in children.
  • Physical activity guidelines for adults- including the World Health Organisation Draft Global Action Plan on Physical Activity, which PHE contributed to.
  • finalists for Finance for the Future Awards 2017 were announced this week – PHE has been shortlisted for the public and not for profit award.
  • PHE’s annual conference takes place in four weeks time.