Campaigns

Our Nation’s Health – Health and Lifestyle Survey 2021

Our Nation’s Health Public Health Gibraltar is pleased to release  findings from the 2021 Health and Lifestyle Survey: Our Nation’s Health. The survey serves as a continuation from those carried out in 2008 and 2015, allowing further insights on the general well-being of the people of Gibraltar. It has also provided the[…]

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World Breastfeeding Week, 1st-7th August 2021

Held annually during the first 7 days of August, World Breastfeeding Week aims to highlight the huge benefits that breastfeeding can bring to both the health and welfare of babies. The event is organised  by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), a global network that works alongside the World[…]

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Covid-19 – Delta Variant

The Delta variant of Covid-19 is circulating widely. In addition to symptoms already known, this variant also causes runny eyes and nose, mild headaches and nasal congestion. If you suffer from hay fever, the virus can mimic many of its symptoms. Do not assume it is just hay fever. It[…]

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Look after your health this summer

Bright, hot summer days are here and many are enjoying the holidays especially after a long period of restrictions and lockdowns. There are picnics & parties, beaches & barbeques and much more… While we enjoy the summer, it is, however, important to be mindful that temperatures can get dangerously high,[…]

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Bowel Health and Awareness

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in the UK, an annual event that raises awareness of bowel cancer. Bowel cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where the cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes called colon or rectal cancer. The exact cause[…]

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World Autism Awareness Week; 29th March-4th April 2021

World Autism Awareness Week – a week dedicated to raising awareness of autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) so that we can foster acceptance and promote understanding in the community. Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours,[…]

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No Smoking Day – 10th March 2021

The second Wednesday in March marks No Smoking Day, an annual campaign that raises awareness about the health dangers associated with smoking, and the benefits of quitting smoking for good. Smoking is a leading factor in many causes of death and chronic disease, including cancer, respiratory and heart diseases. The[…]

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Long Covid

Emerging evidence indicates that there are several short and long-term health effects associated with COVID-19. As the pandemic unfolds, studies indicate that there are many ways infection with Covid-19 can affect someone’s health; and many organs besides the lungs are affected. How long it takes to recover from coronavirus is[…]

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Weekly Covid Vaccine Statistics

This data represents the number of vaccine doses given to people in Gibraltar, not the number of people fully vaccinated.   To compare local data with that of other countries, see World Data HERE.

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Dry January 2021

Alcohol is linked with more than 60 health conditions, including liver disease, high blood pressure, depression, seven types of cancer; it is also the biggest risk factor for death, ill-health and disability. Current recommendations are to drink no more than 14 units per week, spread over three or more days,[…]

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