World AIDS Day, 1st December 2017

December 1st marks World AIDS day. It is a day that provides an opportunity for  people around the world to unite and show support for people living with human immunodeficiency virus ( HIV); remembering those who have died from an AIDS related illness. The HIV targets the immune system and weakens people’s[…]

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Bowel Health Awareness, May 23rd 2017

The Health Promotion department teamed up with several professionals from the GHA, students from the School of Health Studies  and members from Cancer Relief Gibraltar to raise awareness about bowel health and the importance of participating in the GHA  Bowel Health Screening programme. The bowel is the large intestine (colon[…]

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Flu Awareness January 2017

December 2016 saw an increase in patients with flu and flu-like symptoms. This led to a public health awareness pitch by the Health Promotion Team. Information discussed on the day included key questions such as: What are the main symptoms of flu? a high temperature (fever) of 38C (100.4F) or[…]

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Breastfeeding Week, June 2016

The Health Promotion Department supported the Gibraltar Breastfeeding Association at their campaign on Saturday 25th June 2016. Information and support was available for breastfeeding mothers and their families.

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Heart Health Awareness Day, 10th June 2016

Professionals from the Gibraltar Health Authority and Gibraltar Sports and Leisure Authority celebrated heart health awareness day on Friday 10th June at casemates square; it ran in conjunction with ‘heart health week’ backed by the British Heart Foundation. The professionals included dietitians, diabetic nurses, a smoke cessation nurse practitioner, a[…]

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