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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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World Asthma Day, 7th May 2019

May 7th is World Asthma Day – an annual awareness event supported by Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) and the World Asthma Foundation. The aim of the day is to raise awareness of asthma and how it affects sufferers.  Asthma is a chronic lung disease which causes breathing difficulties. Asthma is[…]

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Skin Cancer Screening Day, 13th April 2019

Health Promotion supported the GHA Dermatology Department at its annual Skin CancerScreening Day at the Primary Care Centre on Saturday 13th April 2019. The public had the opportunity to attend this open clinic and have any notable skin changes checked out by the teamof professionals on the day.    […]

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Youth Day, 7th April 2019

Health Promotion focused on healthy relationships, reducing risk and boosting self esteem. Visitors were able to avail themselves of resources on display and were encouraged to describe “One thing I like about myself…”. It was surprising to see that most participants found it difficult to think of at least one[…]

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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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