Campaigns

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week – 18th to 24th November 2021

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among the public, health workers, farmers, animal health professionals and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections. The theme for WAAW 2021 is:  Spread awareness, stop[…]

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Ventilation and Covid-19

Letting fresh air into indoor spaces can help remove stale air that contains virus particles, and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. When someone with an active COVID-19 infection breathes, speaks, coughs or sneezes, they release particles containing the virus. While larger droplets fall quickly onto surfaces or the ground,[…]

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World Diabetes Day, 14th November 2021

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is marked annually on 14th November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. The campaign aims to drive global efforts to promote the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to confront diabetes as a critical global health issue.[…]

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COPD awareness stand, 5th November 2021

The Breathe Easy Society have met today ahead of World COPD day (17th November) to spread awareness and stress the importance of lung health and support services. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a progressive condition that can make everyday tasks a challenge. It occurs when the lungs become inflamed, damaged[…]

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Fight the Flu-2021/22

Flu occurs every year, usually in the winter, which is why it is sometimes called seasonal flu. It is a highly infectious disease with symptoms that come on very quickly. Colds are much less serious and usually start gradually with a stuffy or runny nose and a sore throat. A[…]

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World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2021

World Mental Health Day aims to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on people’s mental health regardless of background. In Gibraltar, 32% of people report having some form of anxiety[…]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month – October 2021

October is Breast Cancer awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Most breast lumps are not cancerous, but it is always best to have them checked by a doctor. You should also see a GP if you notice any of these symptoms: A change in the[…]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women worldwide. 1 in 8 women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis. However, around 1 in 1000 men will also receive a breast cancer diagnosis. Not all breast cancers will be preventable, but there are a[…]

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Stoptober 2021

According the Gibraltar Public Health and Lifestyle Survey 2021, one in five adults currently smoke. Giving up smoking is one of the best things you will ever do for your health and it is never too late to quit. Stoptober is a 28-day stop smoking challenge – If you can make[…]

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is very common in young children and the majority will have had the infection by the age of two. For the majority of children, the illness is not serious and they recover quickly with adequate rest and plenty of fluids.  Viruses are spread when an infected[…]

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