Professionals from the Gibraltar Health Authority and Gibraltar Sports and Leisure Authority celebrated heart health awareness day on Friday 10th June at casemates square; it ran in conjunction with ‘heart health week’ backed by the British Heart Foundation. The professionals included dietitians, diabetic nurses, a smoke cessation nurse practitioner, a cardiac rehabilitation officer, physiotherapists, 2 GSLA representatives and the health promotion team. Emphasis was on the fact that 80% of heart disease is preventable by making healthy lifestyle choices.
Welcome to the Healthy Living Website of the Public Health Department.
This website provides information and advice on several aspects of healthy living, from childhood through to adulthood.
Being aware of your lifestyle and knowing when, and how, to make positive changes can help you live longer and healthier. Key areas considered on this site include diet, physical activity, smoking and alcohol intake.
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The Antibiotics Awareness Day saw a high profile campaign organised by the Public Health Department with the assistance of Dr Nicholas Cortes a Consultant Microbiologist. It was part of the European Antibiotic Awareness week to promote awareness of antibiotics as a lifesaving resource that unfortunately carries a high risk of misuse.
GHA supports European Antibiotic Awareness Week which falls during the week 15th – 21st Nov 2015. The public and health professionals are urged to become ‘Antibiotic Guardians’ and take a pledge to stop and prevent antibiotic resistance which has become a global health problem.
Click here for more information on preventing infection.