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World Alzheimer’s Day, 21st September 2019

Raising awareness and challenging stigma September is World Alzheimer’s Month. World Alzheimer’s Day is on 21st  September each year.                                                               […]

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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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Social Relationships

We are social beings and it is our inherent nature to form social relationships. According to psychologist Roy Baumeister, to fulfil this need, we seek relationships with those at work, at school, in our communities and religious organisations, on sports teams, in online communities, and in other social contexts to[…]

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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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Natwest Inter-Island Games, 8th-12th July 2019

Health promotion joined a number of volunteers to support sun awareness at the NatWest Island Games. Hundreds of spectators were able to avail themselves of the free sun screen (some of which was kindly donated by Trafalgar Pharmacy). Many islanders were surprised at this positive health initiative, the first of it’s kind[…]

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Enjoy a Healthy Summer

Most of us look forward to spending time outdoors in the warm months ahead – beach- barbecues-parties-water activities and fun all around. However, it is important to remember to take simple precautions so that you can enjoy a safe and healthy summer. Protect your skin from sun damage by regularly[…]

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Mosquito awareness

Health Promotion and the Environmental Agency having been working together to raise awareness of mosquito spread and prevention tips. Mosquitoes currently presenting themselves as a nuisance as opposed to a health issue, the Asian Tiger mosquito (which is now established on the rock) demands particular attention as it is a rather[…]

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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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Med Steps Family Fun Day 19th May 2019

Health Promotion were delighted to form part of the Med Step circuit on the Family Fun challenge (19.5.19) in aid of Cancer Relief Gibraltar. More than 100 children had the opportunity to look at some health promotion materials, including the fat/sugar/salt content in certain foods, and discuss a few things[…]

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