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Public Health

The Department of Public Health is responsible for the co-ordination and provision of all aspects of public health in Gibraltar.

These include:

  • Health Promotion and Health Education of the public
  • Cancer Registration
  • Epidemiology and collecting data on health
  • Assessing health needs
  • Co-ordinating medical response to major incidents
  • Prevention of Infectious Diseases
  • Implementation of infection control policies
  • Control of outbreaks
  • Public Health laws
  • Immunisation policy and vaccination programmes
  • Population based Screening programmes
  • Leading on the regulation of a number of healthcare professions

The Director of Public health manages various departments to ensure that the above objectives are met and these include:

  • Health Promotion
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Screening
  • Public Health Information Analysis