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Western Public Health Unit

The Western Public Health Unit (WPHU) supports Victoria’s public health strategy within the central and western suburbs of Melbourne, with a particular focus on disease prevention and population health.

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Explore our refreshed website

Welcome to our refreshed website, designed to better connect you with timely local public health information for Melbourne’s central and western suburbs.

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Local transmission of mpox in Victoria

21 new locally acquired cases of mpox have been reported in Victoria.

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News & Alerts

Health conditions in focus

Information for health professionals and partners

News and alerts regarding public health updates for health professionals and partners in central and western Melbourne.

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WPHU uses local insights, community-based relationships and direct engagement to tailor and deliver high-quality, evidence-based public health initiatives and respond to incidents and issues within central and western Melbourne

Population Health

WPHU’s population health role involves promoting health and wellbeing and preventing disease in local communities, contributing to the Victorian Government’s vision that Victorians are the healthiest people in the world.

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Health Protection

WPHU’s health protection role involves protecting individuals, groups and populations against emerging health threats related to infectious diseases and the environment.

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A-Z Health Topics

An A to Z listing of all public health topics relevant to the work of the WPHU. Find the health information you need, from Buruli ulcer to Influenza.

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