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World No Tobacco Day, 31st May 2022

Tobacco kills over 8 million people every year and destroys our environment. Harm is seen at all levels, from the clearing of forests through distribution, consumption and post-consumer waste. Despite the warnings on packets and increases in costs per packet there are still millions of people addicted to this harmful[…]

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Monkeypox Resources

Guidance General Information Cleaning [Guidance under review tbc shortly] Information for Close Contacts (active follow up) Information for Potential Contacts (passive follow up) Resources to Print Poster Symptom check list

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Monkey Pox – News topic, May 2022

With the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) detecting more cases of Monkeypox in England, the PDH discusses preparedness and low risk in Gibraltar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WR4SQGaEGo Read more on monkeypox here.

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World Asthma Day, 3rd May 2022

The first Tuesday of May each year provides the opportunity to raise awareness and encourage support for those living with Asthma. Asthma is a chronic lung disease, which causes breathing difficulties due to swelling and inflammation of the bronchial tubes. This inflammation is often in reaction to a specific trigger(s)[…]

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Reminder – Reporting LFT results

As part of HM Government of Gibraltar’s COVID-19 Exit Strategy Plan, Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs) will be made more widely available in Gibraltar providing greater options for self-testing. Approved COVID-19 Lateral Flow Tests (list HERE) will be sold in pharmacies and other retail shops. It is important that lateral flow[…]

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Vulnerable to Covid-19

The GHA have identified health conditions which put people at more risk from coronavirus. Read more in the leaflets below: English Spanish (Español) Arabic (العربية) If you have been identified as vulnerable, there are steps you may take to: Help prevent Covid-19 infection; and Reduce the risk of serious illness if testing[…]

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World Health Day, 7th April 2022

World Health Day is a global observance of health as a human right. This day was inaugurated in 1950 to celebrate achievements and generate awareness regarding specific health themes. Everyone, from healthcare professionals and policymakers to families and individuals of all ages, has a role to play in global health.[…]

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Autism Awareness Month, April 2022

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, speech and nonverbal communication. Autism has many subtypes that are influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Each person with autism has a distinct set of strengths[…]

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Approved Rapid Antigen tests

Robust testing strategies are an essential part of being prepared and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test remains the ‘gold standard’ for COVID-19 diagnosis, rapid antigen tests/ Lateral Flow tests (LFTs) detect the presence of viral proteins (antigens) and help increase our testing capacity;[…]

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