Campaigns

Antibiotic Awareness Week, 18th -24th November 2019

Antibiotics are strong lifesaving medications that fight and prevent infections. Antibiotics do not work against the common cold and flu viruses. Antibiotics only work to treat conditions caused by bacteria, not those caused by viruses. However, despite their potency, antibiotics have limitations and sometimes may kill some protective bacteria and[…]

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World Diabetes Day, November 14th 2019

World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization(WHO) in response to growing concerns about the growing health threat posed by diabetes. This day is marked every year on 14 November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin[…]

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World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2019

Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. According to the World Health Organisation: Close to 800 000 people die by suicide every year. Furthermore, for each suicide, there are more than 20 suicide attempts. A prior suicide attempt is the single most important risk factor for suicide in[…]

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Flu Myths and Facts

Many people decide against vaccination after hearing pervasive and damaging myths. Here we dispel the myths in view of extensive scientific research and advice from leading healthcare professionals. Myth – Only old people get flu Fact – Anyone of any age can catch flu, but older people, pregnant women and[…]

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Pregnancy and the Flu

Influenza (Flu) is a highly infectious disease caused by the influenza virus with symptoms including fever, chills, headaches, fatigue; and joint or muscle aches that come on rapidly.                                             […]

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World Heart Day, 29th September 2019

Looking after your heart will make you feel physically healthier and able to enjoy your life to the fullest. To do so means to eat well, exercise regularly, reduce your intake of alcohol and stop smoking (also avoiding exposure to second hand smoke) and avoiding stress. According to the World[…]

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Winter is coming

Influenza (Flu) is a highly infectious disease caused by the influenza virus with symptoms including fever, chills, headaches, fatigue; and joint or muscle aches that come on rapidly. The flu can leave you feeling unwell if you are normally in good health; however for anyone with lowered immunity, Flu can[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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