March2022

Approved Rapid Antigen tests

Robust testing strategies are an essential part of being prepared and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test remains the ‘gold standard’ for COVID-19 diagnosis, rapid antigen tests/ Lateral Flow tests (LFTs) detect the presence of viral proteins (antigens) and help increase our testing capacity;[…]

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Covid-19 PCR Testing Facilities – Travel Certification

If you wish to arrange a Covid-19 PCR Travel Certificate test in Gibraltar, you may contact: Maritime Medical Services LtdEmail: info@mms.gi 24/7 Office: +350 22502248Port Doctor: +350 22502038 ; Backup Mob: +350 54075070 [Please note Travel Certificates are no longer available through Public Health/ the Gibraltar Health Authority].

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Earth Hour Day, 26th March 2022

Earth Hour is an annual campaign marked at 8:30 pm on the last Saturday of March. Supporters in countries across the globe unite, taking action on and raising awareness on the issues facing our collective home. This year’s theme is: ‘For us and Future Generations….’ It  seeks to inspire more[…]

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World Oral Health Day, 20th March 2022

Good oral hygiene is linked to general well-being.  It helps prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease. Additionally, studies link oral health- particularly periodontal (gum) disease- to the increased risk of various chronic conditions; including diabetes, heart disease and stroke. How can I improve my oral health?  Brush for[…]

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No Smoking Day, 9th March 2022

No Smoking Day is held annually on the second Wednesday of March. The day is highlighted as a time to reach out to friends or family members who suffer from nicotine addiction and encourage them to quit. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and illness worldwide. Smoking increases[…]

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World Hearing Day, 3rd March 2022

This World Hearing Day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) stresses the importance of safe listening as a means of maintaining good hearing across the life course. This year’s theme for the awareness campaign is quite aptly “To hear for life, listen with care”. A person is said to have hearing[…]

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