Campaigns

Organ Donation Week, 2nd-8th September 2019

Organ Donation Week is an annual campaign held in September every year. The campaign aims to encourage people to join the organ donor register and to share their decision with their families. Being able to donate organs to those who desperately need them is one of the great miracles of[…]

Read More »

Sexual Health Week, 16th September 2019

The 16th-22nd September marks Sexual Health week, and this year the focus lies on ensuring sexual health is inclusive under the title “Relationships, sex and disability”. Sex education continues to be a taboo subject, holding various stigmas across the globe; this becomes even more evident when discussing sexual health and[…]

Read More »

World Hepatitis Day, 28th July 2019

World Hepatitis Day is celebrated globally on 28th July every year with a view to boosting national and international efforts to control hepatitis and increasing public awareness and understanding of the disease and its related complications. The date 28th July was chosen for World Hepatitis Day in honour of the[…]

Read More »

Natwest Inter-Island Games, 8th-12th July 2019

Health promotion joined a number of volunteers to support sun awareness at the NatWest Island Games. Hundreds of spectators were able to avail themselves of the free sun screen (some of which was kindly donated by Trafalgar Pharmacy). Many islanders were surprised at this positive health initiative, the first of it’s kind[…]

Read More »

Men’s Health Week 10th-16th June 2019

Issues affecting men’s health are varied and many health professionals and health activists mark Men’s Health Week with awareness campaigns to highlight health concerns such as diabetes, osteoporosis, family health, workplace accidents, and the higher likelihood of men being victims to homicide or suicide. International Men’s Health Week is celebrated in[…]

Read More »

Youth Day, 7th April 2019

Health Promotion focused on healthy relationships, reducing risk and boosting self esteem. Visitors were able to avail themselves of resources on display and were encouraged to describe “One thing I like about myself…”. It was surprising to see that most participants found it difficult to think of at least one[…]

Read More »

World Kidney Day, 14th March 2019

Health Promotion supported an event to highlight kidney health awareness organised by the Gibraltar Dialysis Patients and Friends Group at Westside School on Thursday 14th March. Discussions and dissections formed the core theme of the event Chronic kidney disease (CKD) refers to a progressive loss in kidney function over a[…]

Read More »

No Smoking Day, 13th March 2019

No Smoking Day aims to bring awareness to the dangers of this addiction. The day also tries to spotlight resources available to help people decide to try and quit. The department of Public Health was joined by the Smoke Cessation lead and other professionals/ interested members of the public to[…]

Read More »

Make a swap when you next shop! (C4L Jan 2019)

The latest campaign from Change4Life aims to help parents see how making a few simple swaps to their everyday food and drinks can really make a difference. There is a surprisingly high amount of sugar in everyday food and drink products:

Read More »

Keep antibiotics working is the message from Public Health England!

Our time with antibiotics is running out. Antibiotics are a type of drug classed as antimicrobials that are used in treatment and prevention of bacterial infections. They may kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics are not effective against viruses such as common cold or influenza, and may be harmful when taken inappropriately.

Read More »
1 2 3 10