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Update on Wuhan Coronavirus

* Update valid as of 28th February 2020 Brazil, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Norway, Pakistan, Romania,  North Macedonia and Spain have reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The Gibraltar Government has updated the list of countries deemed at risk; updates now include Iran, Northern Italy (regions of[…]

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World Cancer Day, 4th February 2020

World cancer day provides the opportunity to raise awareness and encourage the prevention of cancer. The theme this year will once again be ‘I Am and I Will’, reinforcing the idea that through our actions and our commitment to make a positive change, together we can reach the target of[…]

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Clubhouse Inauguration, 23 January 2020

The new clubhouses premises were officially inaugurated by the Chief Minister today. CEO Emily Adamberry Olivero and the clubhouse team emphasized the importance of the completed renovations, in being able to deliver the required private/ safe space for those seeking support for mental health reasons. The building has been devised[…]

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A dry start to the New Year 2020

Dry January is an annual initiative run by the charity Alcohol Change UK through which millions of people give up alcohol for the month of January. Alcohol is believed to affect the neurochemical pathways in our brain and releases endorphins that make us feel good. Relaxing after work with a beer,[…]

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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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Supporting Transgender Children (Mermaids), 8th November 2019

Health Promotion was invited to attend one of the several seminars run across the week courtesy of the Mermaids Charity. The well delivered session by Rosy Rowley gave the opportunity to think and discuss what we mean by ‘sex’ ‘gender’ ‘gender identity’ ‘gender expression’ and everything in-between. Rosy highlighted the[…]

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The Happiness Foundation, 16th October 2019

The Health Promotion Team were invited to the launch of the Happiness Foundation Charity on Wednesday 16th October. The Charity was launched by its Patron, His Excellency, the Governor, Lt Gen Ed Davis at the Convent, alongside the UK Patron Levi Roots from Dragons Den. The event was well attended[…]

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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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