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July 11 - July 17

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CARPHA signs MOU with International Development Law Organisation

CARPHA signs MOU with IDLO

At a breakfast event at the recent UN NCD Review, July 10-11, 2014, CARPHA signed a MOU with the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO) aimed at strengthening the legal capacity to respond to NCDs in the Caribbean region. During the meeting, cosponsored by CARPHA, CARICOM and IDLO, Executive Director of CARPHA Dr. James Hospedales, highlighted that Governments of English-speaking Caribbean countries and territories need to enact comprehensive legislation relating to the prevention and treatment of NCDs however technical capacity to undertake the necessary legal and regulatory reforms, and defend and implement them is lacking.

CARPHA signs MOU with International Development Law Organisation

At the meeting, His Excellency Eden Charles, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of TT to the UN remarked on 'an implementation deficit with respect to the POS Declaration' and noted, 'that legislation was needed to give expression to the political will'. PAHO represented by Chief Legal counsel, Dr. Heidi Jimenez, will also be supporting the initiative. Civil society will have a critical advocacy role to play in supporting this work.

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Public Lecture Series: Issues of AgeingPublic Lecture Series: Issues of Ageing

The UWI Open Campus Dt. Kitts & Nevis in collaboration with The Ripple Institute SKN present a Public Lecture Series: Issues of Ageing.

Inaugural Lecture by Joan Rawlins - Ageing in the Caribbean: Exploring SOme of the Social Issues. 7pm Wednesday July 16th 2014 at The UWI Open Campus, ST. Kitts Site, The Gardens, Basseterre.

Email st.kitts@open.uwi.edu or rippleskn@gmail.com for more information.

NCDFREE is coming to London!

Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados Paediatric First Aid Course

Cancer Support Services Prostate Specific Antigen TestingCancer Support Services Prostate Specific Antigen Testing (PSA Testing)

Cancer Support Services invites all men over the age of thirty-five to its Prostate Specific Antigen testing (PSA testing). Saturday, August 16th, 2014 & Saurday November 15th, 2014 at Cancer Support Services 'Aborside' Belmont Road, St. Michael. Between 10am and 2pm, no appointment necessary just walk in.

Contact CSS at 246 228-7081 or visit their website www.css.org.bb and on facebook.

Caribbean regional grant writing workshop

Summary: UN NCD Review

NCD Alliance E-Alert, news from the NCD Alliance

Cancer Support Services Annual Conference

Cancer Support Services Annual Conference

Cancer Support Services Annual Conference took place on Saturday June 28th, 2014 at the Accra Beach Hotel. The theme for this year was “Clinical Challenges & Best Practices in Cancer Care”, there were speakers from Vancouver & British Columbia Canada, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York, 21st Century Oncology in Miami and from our very own Barbados. For more information about the 2014 conference visit our website www.css.org.bb and on facebook.

PAHO/WHO urges countries to reduce salt intake to prevent hypertension and heart disease - United Nations, New York, 11 July 2014

PAHO/WHO urges countries to reduce salt intake to prevent hypertension and heart disease

Curacao Heart Foundation presents Ban Move Awor 2014

NCD Articles on WebMD

  • Stroke Facts That Can Save Your Life - Get the facts about stroke, including symptoms, causes, treatments, and when to call for help. Read more
  • What’s Your Asthma IQ? - Can getting angry trigger an asthma attack? What about exercise? Test your knowledge and get tips for avoiding flare-ups. Read more
  • How to Kick Your Sugar Habit - Learn the signs of sugar addiction, ways to retrain your taste buds, and simple changes that can help curb the sweet urge. Read more
  • Cancer Fact vs. Fiction - If your mom had breast cancer, will you get it, too? Does artificial sweetener cause cancer? What’s the No. 1 thing you can do to reduce your cancer risk?. Read more

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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.

To join the HCC email us at hcc@healthycaribbean.org.

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