Healthy Eating Campaigns

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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World Breastfeeding Week, 1st – 7th August 2020

World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated annually during 1st – 7th August aims to highlight the benefits of breastfeeding. This event is organised every year by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), a global network that aims to protect, promote and support breastfeeding around the world. Breastfeeding provides all the nutrition[…]

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World Hepatitis Day, 28th July 2020

Hepatitis is the term used to describe inflammation of the liver. This condition is usually caused by a viral infection or liver damage as a result of alcohol consumption. World Hepatitis Day is celebrated on 28th July annually on the birthday of Nobel-prize winning scientist Dr Baruch Blumberg, who discovered hepatitis B virus[…]

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Obesity and COVID-19

New PHE report confirms that excess weight can increase risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19 A new report from Public Health England highlights that people with COVID-19 who are living with overweight or obesity, are at notably increased risk of serious COVID-19 complications and death.The report also emphasises[…]

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National Smile Month 2020

National Smile Month is primarily organised by the Oral Health Foundation with the aim of helping to improve the oral health of millions of people throughout the United Kingdom  and to raise awareness of the importance of good oral hygiene. The main message and focus of this campaign is to[…]

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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 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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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[…]

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Mind Kind, 1st June 2019

The #MindKind event was fantastic! More than 100 children attend on the day, having the opportunity to discuss the various elements that go into helping maintain mental well-being with several professionals from many different within Gibraltar. Social Services, Autism Support, Youth Services, GHA, Supernatural, Childline, PACs and teachers from St[…]

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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[…]

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