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  • Photo of Message from Dr Carla N. Barnett, Secretary-General, Caribbean Community,  (CARICOM), on  Caribbean Wellness Day,  9 September 2023

    Message from Dr Carla N. Barnett, Secretary-General, Caribbean Community, (CARICOM), on Caribbean Wellness Day, 9 September 2023

    Caribbean Wellness Day has been a landmark activity for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for the past 15 years.  This followed the 2007 Decision by the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, reflected in the Port-of-Spain Declaration “Uniting to Stop the Epidemic of Chronic Non-communicable Diseases”, that the second Saturday in September should be observed annually as Caribbean Wellness Day. …

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  • Photo of New Year’s Message from Incoming Chairman of the  Caribbean Community Dr. The Honourable Timothy Harris Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis

    New Year’s Message from Incoming Chairman of the Caribbean Community Dr. The Honourable Timothy Harris Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis

    As the Caribbean Community enters this New Year 2019, it is with a renewed vigour and determination to maintain the momentum with which we ended 2018. This is the final year of our first five-year Strategic Plan and preparations have already begun for the second Plan which will build on the accomplishments of its predecessor. There is no doubt that…

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  • Photo of Greater visibility for CARICOM’s interests as strategic position strengthens

    Greater visibility for CARICOM’s interests as strategic position strengthens

    This strategic position of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in the globe is strengthening as the international community seeks opportunities for engagement, providing platforms for greater attention to CARICOM’s interests and concerns. This was underlined during CARICOM’s participation in the recently-concluded 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and several “side events” with Third States and multilateral groupings. CARICOM had engagements with…

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  • Photo of Health Minister encourages other countries to replicate ‘Jamaica Moves’ campaign

    Health Minister encourages other countries to replicate ‘Jamaica Moves’ campaign

    Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, is encouraging other Caribbean countries to join forces and replicate the ‘Jamaica Moves’ campaign into ‘Caribbean Moves’, with the objective of reducing the region’s growing rate of persons living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Jamaica Moves is part of the National Strategy and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs, which…

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  • Photo of New trial to target preventable deaths in the Caribbean

    New trial to target preventable deaths in the Caribbean

    A study just launched will investigate ways to reduce non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and high blood pressure, which cause more than 60 per cent of deaths in the Caribbean. Researchers from King’s College London, the University of Guyana (UG), Ross University Dominica and the University of the West Indies hope a new approach – training members of religious…

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  • Photo of HCC – NCDs in the NCDs represent symptoms of the failure of our development paradigms

    HCC – NCDs in the NCDs represent symptoms of the failure of our development paradigms

    “NCDs in the Post-2015 Era: Delivering Action, Accountability and Results” Side event at UNGA on Review of Progress with NCDs, hosted by the NCD Alliance Remarks of Dr. James Hospedales, Executive Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency on: Perspective of CARICOM LMICs and SIDS Mdm Chair, Hon. Ministers, Ambassadors and Permanent Representatives to the UN, Sir George, members of the NCD Alliance. I’m pleased to…

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  • Trade Ministers join cross-sectoral action to ensure healthy Community

    The role of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) in boosting the health of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was among matters that were brought before the Council which met in Georgetown, Guyana, last week. Trade Ministers discussed health in recognition of the cross-sectoral linkages and the need for action to confront, in particular, non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs are…

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  • Photo of Turks and Caicos takes strategic measures to reduce NCDs’ impact

    Turks and Caicos takes strategic measures to reduce NCDs’ impact

    The Hon. Dr. Rufus W. Ewing Premier  of the Turks and Caicos Islands, has committed to championing the fight against NCDs in his homeland and Regionally at the level of Heads of Government in CARICOM. Dr Ewing, who is also his country’s Minister of Health, Agriculture and Human Services, made the commitment  during a press conference held at the conclusion Tuesday of…

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  • Focus on CNCDs

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – THE cost of health care will increase significantly if the incidence of non-communicable diseases continues to rise. That is the view of Member of Parliament and Minister of Health, John Boyce. Speaking in the House of Assembly yesterday, he said his Ministry sees it as critical in its health plan, to focus on the prevention of non-communicable…

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  • EXPOSURE TO VIOLENCE LEADS TO STRESS RELATED ILLNESS IN YOUTH, SAY CARICOM OFFICIAL

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Dr Heather Johnson, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Deputy Programme Manager, Youth Development says, young people who are constantly exposed to violence invariably develop complex psychosomatic illnesses which very often lead to other chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, hypertension, mental illnesses and heart diseases. Dr Johnson who also majored in psychology was delivering…

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