Campaigns

World Heart Day

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death on the planet.  World Heart Day is a global campaign during which individuals, families, communities, and governments around the world participate in activities to take charge of their heart health and that of others. This day serves as the perfect platform for[…]

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Stoptober 2020

Stoptober is a reminder for all smokers  to put your lungs first, quit smoking and breathe easier. If you are a smoker, quitting is the best thing you can do for your health and the health of those around you.  Smoking and COVID-19 COVID-19 affects the lungs and airways. Smoking causes[…]

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World Alzheimer’s Day 2020

As part of World Alzheimer’s Month, World Alzheimer’s Day on 21st September is an international campaign to raise awareness and highlight issues faced by people affected by dementia.  Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that impairs memory and other mental functions. It is the most common form of dementia that is[…]

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Transmission of COVID-19 by droplets and aerosols

COVID-19 is caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). As is the case with many other respiratory viruses, COVID-19 is believed to be transmitted from human-to-human by droplets, aerosols, and objects  such as clothes, utensils and furniture (‘fomites’). The subject of infection transmission by viruses through droplets and[…]

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5 key reasons to vaccinate your child

Protect your child. The vaccine will help protect your child against flu and serious complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia Protect you, your family and friends. Vaccinating your child will help protect more vulnerable family members, friends and members of the community No injection needed. The nasal spray is painless[…]

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Flu in older adults

Catching flu is unpleasant for most people. If you get the flu but are in good health overall, it will usually clear up on its own in about a week. However, for many among vulnerable groups, including older people, pregnant women and people with an underlying health condition, flu can cause[…]

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Myths and Facts about Flu and the Flu Vaccine

Whilst the influenza (flu) vaccine has been thoroughly researched for safety, there is still some speculation about its value and efficacy. Taking into account the extensive scientific research on the vaccine, here are some facts to dispel associated myths about the flu vaccine. Myth: –Flu is just a bad cold[…]

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Pregnancy and Flu

For most healthy people, flu is an unpleasant but typically self-limiting illness that recovers within a week. However, pregnant women have been found to be at greater risk of more serious side effects of flu. If you have flu while pregnant, your baby could be born prematurely or have a[…]

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Which type of flu vaccine will I require?

There are several types of flu vaccine. You will be offered one that is most effective for you, depending upon your age, from the following: children aged 2 to 17 in an eligible group are offered a live attenuated quadrivalent vaccine (LAIV), given as a nasal spray adults aged 18[…]

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Blood Pressure Awareness Week: 7th – 13th September 2020

This campaign focuses on blood pressure testing and awareness, encouraging adults to know their blood pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and maintain a healthy blood pressure.  Know your numbers! #KYN2020 High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases your risk of[…]

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