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July 4 - July 10

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At the UN NCD Review, NYC, July 10-11, 2014

Civil Society and Cervical Cancer highlighted at the UN

HCC Side eventStakeholders from the Caribbean, Latin America and across the globe gathered in Conference Room 7 in the North Lawn Building to discuss 'Working together to prevent, control and manage NCDs: Responses to cervical cancer in the Caribbean'. Moderated by Dr. James Hospedales, CARPHA, panelists shared varied perspectives including the success of the Australian Direct AID Program funded C4PI, the Jamaican national response to cervical cancer, the regional civil society advocacy response to the disease, the Trinidad & Tobago experiences in launching the HPV vaccination programme, challenges and successes of NCD Commission model in Barbados, and updates and the way forward for the Pan American Forum for Action on NCDs (PAFNCD).
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See the gallery of side event photos

Outcome Document Adopted!

After the opening plenary, the President of the General Assembly introduced the draft outcome document. After thanking the co-facilitators from Jamaica and Belgium for their efforts to guide the process and produce the text, the document was placed on the table for adoption. With one minor amendment, the document was adopted and is now final! Click here to read the final version of the outcome document. For more details on the final document and updates from the UN NCD Review see the NCD Alliance E-alert below included in this week's roundup

HCC would like to congratulate and thank the NCD Alliance Team

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Jhpiego/IPPF VIA and Cryotherapy Regional Training in Guyana

Jhpiego/IPPF VIA and Cryotherapy Regional Training in Guyana

Jhpiego/IPPF are uniting with PSI-Caribbean to strengthen cervical cancer treatment and control through the training of providers to develop competency in Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA) and Cryotherapy at member association sites in Guyana, Suriname, Belize, Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, and St. Lucia.

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WHO - Noncommunicable diseases country profiles 2014

Noncommunicable diseases country profiles 2014

In September 2011, WHO released the first set of Noncommunicable Diseases Country Profiles, highlighting the status of NCDs in each WHO Member State. This second set of profiles builds on this earlier report and provides an updated overview of the NCD situation for each country.

The focus in these new profiles is on presenting information for each country related to their NCD mortality, risk factors and national systems capacity to prevent and control NCDs. The profiles include the number, rates and causes of deaths from NCDs and trends in NCD mortality since 2000; the prevalence of selected risk factors; and information describing current national responses to prevention and control of NCDs.

Download the full report here

Caribbean Grant Writing & Scientific Peer Review Workshop

Caribbean Grant Writing & Scientific Peer Review

September 17 - 19, 2014 St.George's University, Grenada, West Indies, Registration is now open!!! The Center for Global Health of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S., in collaboration with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), St. George's University (SGU), and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) will hold a Caribbean regional grant writing workshop to encourage Caribbean investigators to address public health issues through research. The workshop will be held in St. George's Grenada on September 17 - 19, 2014. Read more

The fight to improve tobacco control in JamaicaThe fight to improve tobacco control in Jamaica – never give up!

By the Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control - Eight years! That was how long it took Jamaica to adopt tobacco control regulations after ratifying the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). 2005 was a good year for Jamaica: the FCTC was ratified, a series of progressive tax increases were levied on tobacco products, and draft tobacco control legislation was prepared. But for the next eight years there was limited progress on tobacco control in spite of the work of the Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) and the Ministry of Health.

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UN NCD Review: Updates

NCD Alliance E-Alert, news from the NCD Alliance

What's an NCD?

What's an NCD

HIV… MDG… WHO… We use so many three-letter acronyms in the global health world - or TLAs as we like to call them. But there’s one more TLA that you need to know. You guessed it - NCD!, To raise awareness and get the word out on this TLA, Penny and Lilli grabbed the camera and took to the streets to ask people first hand “what do NCDs stand for?"… Watch the video here.

BPW Barbados Invites you to our Health Lecture: "Caribbean Women Live Well Now! Know your Heart!"

Saturday, 12 July 2014, 5PM at UWI Open Campus, The Pine, St. Michael, Heart Disease is the # 1 Killer of Women. Join us as we take a closer look at women, heart disease, stress and other chronic conditions that affect our daily lives, our families & our economy. Dr Kay Goring received her medical degree from the University of the West Indies' Faculty of Medical Sciences and has been in practice for the past 19 years. She spent part of this time in South Carolina where she completed her training and experience at Howard University in Cardiology. Her return to Barbados offers additional support to the field of Cardiology and further lends to excellent care in Barbados. She currently operates from her private practice in Belleville St. Michael.

Thank you HCC - Cancer Support Services

CSS were experiencing challenges with the hosting of the Cancer Support Services website and sought the assistance of HCC. Jan Lynton Executive Director of CSS writes "we have seen the light at the end of the tunnel and this could not have been achieved without the excellent and professional assistance from HCC, the website is now up and running, so a big thank you to Ian and the HCC. This is what true partnership means and surely the HCC has demonstrated such!". Visit Cancer Support Services website here.

The Annual Caribbean Cardiology Conference

The Annual Caribbean Cardiology Conference 2014

The Annual Caribbean Cardiology Conference has become the premier cardiovascular meeting in the region and the 2014 meeting will be no different. The Planning Committee has worked hard to put together an exciting and stimulating educational programme. Click here to view the 2014 Conference Schedule of Presentations

NCD Child Connect

Heart Foundation of Jamaica Facebook PageThe Heart Foundation of Jamaica has a new Facebook page - Visit this page to show your support and get the latest news on being heart healthy and upcoming events. Read more

NCD Articles on WebMD

  • 11 Essential Tips to Manage Your Diabetes - Don’t get overwhelmed by diabetes. These simple strategies can help you keep it under control. Read more
  • Stand Up to Help Ward Off Cancer? - Spending most of your day sitting, whether working at a computer or watching TV, may raise your risk for certain cancers. Read more
  • Lower Blood Pressure With the DASH Diet - This top-rated diet can help you lose weight and lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Read more
  • 13 Surprising Cholesterol-Raising Foods - Just because it says "low cholesterol" doesn't mean yours will be. See surprising foods that can send your levels soaring. 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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