President of the Commonwealth of Dominica discusses NCDs and Civil Society with HCC
HCC President Sir Trevor Hassell, Maisha Hutton, HCC Manager and long-standing member of HCC, Professor Grell, recently paid a courtesy call on His Excellency The Honourable Charles Angelo Savarin, President of Dominica, during a visit to Dominica on Feb 25, 2014.
Sir Trevor and His Excellency discussed the role of the HCC in the region and more specifically how the HCC and the Government of Australia are enabling the Dominica Cancer Society, to enhance Dominica’s efforts in preventing cervical cancer. Sir Trevor underscored HCC’s central efforts in empowering Caribbean people to more effectively respond to the chronic disease epidemic which presents a major health and economic burden to the Caribbean Region and accounts for the death of more than 70% of our people. His Excellency highlighted that the Dominican government has prioritised the health and wellness of its nation as evidenced by a number of public health measures, most notably the provision of 1/2 day per week during work hours for all civil servants to engage in physical activity.
The HCC was impressed by this progressive demonstration of commitment to healthy workplaces and noted that this was a regional best practice which should be replicated across the Caribbean. The HCC looks forward to continued significant leadership by the Commonwealth of Dominica as we seek to respond to the epidemic of chronic diseases.
Grenada Minister of Health Signs Cervical Cancer E-petition
Grenada Minister of Health, the Honourable Dr. Clarice Modeste joins the growing number of Caribbean political leadership who are signing the End Cervical Cancer Now electronic petition. Dr. Modeste remarked that cervical cancer is a significant challenge in Grenada and the Ministry of Health, in partnership with CSOs such as the Grenada Cancer Society is working to improve the cervical cancer prevention and control programme.
Sign here today www.endcervicalcancernow.org
The TTCS and the UWI School of Dentistry Team Up Against Oral Cancer - By: Kimlin Harrilal. The Trinidad and Tobago Cancer Society and the UWI School of Dentistry have joined forces in the fight against oral cancer in Trinidad and Tobago. On Thursday, 20th February both organizations launched a new oral cancer brochure as a new teaching tool to better educate the public. The brochure draws specific attention to the signs and symptoms of oral cancer, risk factors of the disease and preventive measures. Read more
BARP on the move: just a pinch Agrofest 2014 - February 28 - March 2 Events timetable. Read more
eSAC Caribbean Webinar Series - The Public eHealth, Innovation and Equity (eSAC) project will host a 3-part Caribbean Webinar Series in the month of March 2014. Recognizing the need for more research, knowledge sharing, innovation and partnership in public health in the Caribbean region, the objectives of the series are to: create regional dialogue about public ehealth and equity; build and encourage a Caribbean community of interest; showcase various related projects, persons, organizations, publications across the region and promote public eHealth and innovation in public health regionally. Read more or visit the website here
CCS Early-Bird Deadline Extended to Monday - We have great news, you can still take advantage of early-bird registration for the 29th Caribbean Cardiology Conference. The deadline has been extended through the weekend to Monday March 3, 2014 at 5pm EST. Register here
NCD Alliance February Webinar - Thank you for joining our webinar, which covered activities at the 134th WHO Executive Board Meeting, the Open Working Group sessions, the 2014 UN NCD Review, and recent news from regional and national alliances. The slides and a recording of the webinar can be accessed via the NCD Alliance resources webpage. Global Coordination Mechanism Consultation, WHO and UNDP Joint Letter on NCDs, Sustainable Development Solutions Network Consultation Read more
Health Action Partnership International HAPI Email Alert - 21st February 2014 This is the bi-weekly HAPI Alert containing recent publications, upcoming conferences, new vacancies and news of our work. News from HAPI - Maggie Davies, HAPI's Executive Director, was pleased to attend a meeting on the 20 February organised by John Benington Friends of Ibba Girls School in South Sudan. EU MASCOT, The MASCOT project, in which HAPI is a partner, implemented a set of collaboration activities. The collaborations were developed in the framework under Work Package 6 (WP6). Read more
South African envoy accredited to CARICOM - TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) - The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Republic of South Africa further cemented their ties on Tuesday with the accreditation of Her Excellency Maureen Isabella Modiselle as Ambassador to CARICOM. Read more
Remarks by the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Ambassador Irwin LaRocque On the Occasion Of the Presentation Of Credentials By Her Excellency Maureen Isabella Modiselle Plenipotentiary Representative (Designate) of The Republic of South Africa To the Caribbean Community Read here
NCD Alliance E-Alert - National Spotlight: South Africa NCD Alliance Launched
On 11-12 February the newly formed South Africa NCD Alliance convened a stakeholder meeting in Johannesburg entitled “A Call to Action: Stopping the Epidemic of NCDs.” The meeting brought together over 90 participants from government, civil society, healthcare providers, industry and academia. Read more
NCD Articles on WebMD
- The Truth About Sweets and Diabetes - Can you still enjoy carbs, desserts, and sweeteners if you have diabetes? Get the facts. Read more
- The BP Diet You Need to Succeed - Did you know that what you eat or don’t eat may lower blood pressure? Find out how your diet can help you control high BP. Read more
- Exercise Dos and Don’ts - The adage "no pain, no gain" isn't really true. See why, plus facts about hydration, heart rate, and good workout habits. Take the quiz
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