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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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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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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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World Dyslexia Awareness Day – 8th October, 2021

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling. Characteristic features of dyslexia are difficulties in phonological awareness, verbal memory and verbal processing speed. Other difficulties may be seen in aspects of language, motor co-ordination, mental calculation, concentration and personal[…]

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World Alzheimer’s Day- 21st September 2021

September is 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. Dementia is caused by diseases which damage the brain; and  Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common causes of dementia. Nearly[…]

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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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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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World Well-Being Week, 2021

World WellBeing Week falls during the last week of June every year and aims to provide the global opportunity to promote an overall awareness for the wide-ranging aspects of wellbeing, including social, physical, emotional, financial, career, community and environmental wellbeing.  World WellBeing Week originated in Jersey, Channel Islands in 2019[…]

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Men’s Health Week 15th-21st June 2021

Men are often reluctant to seek help for stress and other health and mental health conditions, this leads to a degree of under recognized health disparity. Men’s Health Week focuses on bringing awareness to health issues that affect men disproportionately, getting them to become aware of problems they may have[…]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Mental Health Awareness is about starting conversations about mental health and the things in our daily lives that can affect it.  Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event in the UK started by the Mental Health Foundation 21 years ago. Each year the Foundation sets a theme; the theme[…]

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