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August 8 - August 14

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Sagicor Joins forces with Globeathon 2014 - The Walk to End Women's Cancers

Sagicor Joins forces with Globeathon 2014 - The Walk to End Women's Cancers

The Sagicor Globe-athon Walk to Hit Back at Below the Belt Women’s Cancers is part of the global movement bringing together more than 80 countries in solidarity against gynaecological cancers including cervical, uterine, ovarian, vaginal and vulval cancers. The comprehensive global cancer statistics from the International Agency for Research on Cancer indicate that gynecologic cancers accounted for 19% of the 5.1 million estimated new cancer cases, 2.9 million cancer deaths and 13 million 5-year prevalent cancer cases among women in the world in 2002.

Sagicor Joins forces with Globeathon 2014 - The Walk to End Women's CancersIn the Caribbean cervical cancer kills 6 women everyday!

Globe-athon is a coalition of more than 80 countries dedicated to unifying communities around the world to raise awareness, education and research on GYN Cancer.
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News Roundup

NCD Child Conference Report - "Doing What Needs To Be Done"

NCD Child Conference ReportThe NCD Child: Doing What Needs to Be Done Conference was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago over two days – 20 March to 21 March 2014 and was kindly hosted by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.The 2014 NCD Child conference aimed to create a platform for interaction, knowledge exchange, and a priority focus on the needs of children and adolescents within the context of grassroots NCD action and global advocacy efforts around the post 2015 agenda and Millenium Development Goal (MDG) review.

Read the full report here

NCD Alliance E-Alert, news from the NCD Alliance

NCD Child Connect

Why do so many civil society organizations fail?How CSOs can better market themselves - Why do so many civil society organizations fail? The problem might be their marketing strategy. CSOs are often reliant on sustained donor support for their survival. And getting this support - especially in developing markets - can often prove too challenging. That’s in part because civil society representatives tend to present the idea of civil society to government as “confrontational and oppositional” says Richard O’Sullivan.
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UN Have Your Say

How much does a healthy diet actually cost?How much does a healthy diet actually cost? - We’re all told to eat 5 (or more!) servings of fruit & veg per day, to cut down on fatty red meat, eat lean proteins, and whole grains. We’re told to cut down on processed and packaged foods, and refined sugars. These are good things. However, clever marketing schemes have also added fashionable trends like gluten-free products, so-called ‘superfoods’, and organic products into the mix of an essential ‘healthy diet’. Read more

BNR Cancer Snapshot

Trends in lifetime risk and years of life lost due to diabetes in the USA, 1985 - 2011: a modelling study - Diabetes incidence has increased and mortality has decreased greatly in the USA, potentially leading to substantial changes in the lifetime risk of diabetes. We aimed to provide updated estimates for the lifetime risk of development of diabetes and to assess the effect of changes in incidence and mortality on lifetime risk and life-years lost to diabetes in the USA. Read more

HSFB Fun Walk and Run September 27th 2014

Study identifies EU policy shift on tobacco control after massive industry lobbyingStudy identifies EU policy shift on tobacco control after massive industry lobbying - A new study has tracked how the dominance of language that first appeared in tobacco industry’s submissions gradually crept into the final drafts of the European tobacco directive passed by the European parliament earlier this year. Read more

National Forum Action Update August 2014

It may be your turn to win the $10,000 travel voucher!

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre

For a chance to win the $10,000 travel voucher purchase your raffle ticket online today for only $10. It couldn't be easier! Click here to purchase your ticket online

Aruba Heart Foundation Symposium

NCD Articles on WebMD

  • 15 Cancer Symptoms Women Shouldn't Ignore - Sometimes changes that seem normal can be signs of cancer. Read more
  • 15 Cancer Symptoms Men Ignore - Guys, pay attention to what your body is telling you. Recognizing common symptoms can help catch cancer early, when it's more treatable. Read more
  • Too Much or Too Little Salt? - You don't need to be freaking out about salt," says an expert. See what new findings seem to suggest. Read more
  • Know the Signs of Type 2 Diabetes - 1 out of 3 people with type 2 diabetes don’t know they have it. Learn how to spot subtle symptoms that might go unnoticed. Read more

HCC News Roundup Archive - If you have missed any of our News Roundups you can view previous Roundups on our News Roundup Archive webpage here

HCC Featured - Previously featured Members, events and news can now be found on our HCC Featured webpage here

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The HCC is a regional network of Caribbean health NGOs and civil society organizations with the remit to combat chronic diseases (NCDs) and their associated risk factors and conditions. Our membership presently consists of more than 50 Caribbean-based health NGOs and over 55 not-for-profit organisations and, in excess of 200 individual members based in the Caribbean and across the globe.

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