November 17, 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 […]

Preventing Childhood Obesity in the Caribbean – Civil Society Action Plan 2017 – 2021

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From Healthy Caribbean Coalition The Healthy Caribbean Coalition’s (HCC’s) Civil Society Action Plan 2017-2021: Preventing Childhood Obesity in the Caribbean was developed to guide the response of Caribbean civil society to global, regional, and national recognition of the increasingly heavy burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and upward trends in the prevalence of overweight and obesity […]

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? […]

The truth about NCDs in the Caribbean: tackling the crisis

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By Joan Tull From Healthy Caribbean November 14 was World Diabetes Day. The disease is having a devastating impact on the Caribbean, which has double global rates. Diabetes and cardiovascular disease cause the majority of premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the region. In some countries as many as 1 in 4 adults are […]

Caribbean urged to ban sale of high salt foods, high sugar beverages to children

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From Caribbean360 According to a recent report, no CARICOM country has national policies or major initiatives aimed at reducing salt intake of the population which has been shown to reduce blood pressure which is a major problem among Caribbean people. PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are being urged to establish regional standards […]