November 22, 2019

Sagicor reaffirms Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) commitment

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By Sagicor (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Sagicor Life Inc has once again committed funding for the operations of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) through an extension of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Through the MOU, Sagicor Life Inc will provide funding over the next three years, to the HCC which coordinates an alliance of […]

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

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By Ainsworth Morris from JIS Story Highlights Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. 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 […]

Healthy lifestyle

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Jamaica Health Minister encourages healthy lifestyle From JIS Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton (right), greets President, Healthy Caribbean Coalition, Sir Trevor Hassell, at the Healthy Caribbean Coalition’s Caribbean Non-communicable Disease Forum, held at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston, on Monday (April 23). Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton […]

Barbados: Huge bill for healthcare

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BY PATRICIA THANGARAJ From Barbados Advocate $750 million price tag, says Minister While $330 million has been allocated to date to cover healthcare costs in this island for 2018, as reveled during the discussions of the Appropriation Bill in the House of Assembly recently, it is important to note that this only covers a small […]

CARICOM Heads of Govt. Conference: 10th Anniversary of NCD Declaration – Anything to celebrate?

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2017 marks the 10th Anniversary of the signing of the landmark CARICOM Heads of Government Port of Spain Declaration on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This year’s thirty-eighth CARICOM Conference of Heads (July 4-6) is expected to celebrate this momentous achievement. But how much much progress have we made and how far do we still need to go? […]

Cayman Islands’ Healthcare Conference speakers help define important moments in every chapter

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The upcoming Cayman Islands’ Healthcare Conference, under the theme ‘The Chapters of a Healthy Life’, will bring together a variety of speakers from the Caribbean region and beyond, to discuss some of the defining aspects in every chapter of not only our own lives but for those around us. This year’s opening night speaker, Dr […]