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July 18 - July 24

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The Global Asthma Network (GAN)

The Global Asthma Network (GAN) The Global Asthma Network (GAN) was established in 2012 to improve asthma care globally, with a focus on low and middle-income countries, through enhanced surveillance, research collaboration, capacity building and access to quality-assured essential medicines. The Network is a collaboration between individuals from the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union).

No one else in the world is monitoring asthma except GAN and they are working on increasing access to asthma medicines. The HCC was introduced to the Global Asthma Network earlier this month at the UN NCD Review when we had the pleasure of meeting Professor Innes Asher, Chair of the Global Asthma Network. Currently GAN have 271 centres in 115 countries but only 2 Caribbean countries (Bahamas and Grenada). Professor Asher was very keen for the remaining Caribbean countries to join the network.

GAN invites Caribbean Asthma researchers to join it's global network- please click here for the concept note and here for an expression of interest form for the Global Asthma Network.

News Roundup

World Heart Federation Small Steps Campaign Videos

Small Steps to Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Small Steps to Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) - Small Steps aims to encourage people who have experienced a cardiac event to take small ‘heart healthy’ steps to help mitigate the risk of a second cardiac event. Read more.

International Diabetes Federation - Act on Diabetes NOW Video

IDF - Act on Diabetes NOW

Watch the video here

Luther L Terry Awards

NCD Alliance E-Alert, news from the NCD Alliance

Activities and outcomes of the UN NCD Review & Post-2015 update: Open Working Group concludes. Read more

Putting Women and NCDs on the Agenda at the United Nations

On July 11, Arogya World held a roundtable discussion at the United Nations to present and discuss the preliminary findings of their global survey of 10,000 women on the impact of NCDs. More than 60 people attended the event, which was co-sponsored by the governments of United States and Mexico and implemented in collaboration with several like-minded organizations. Read more

Heart Disease Can Be Serious, Silent in Young Women

Heart Disease Can Be Serious, Silent in Young Women

Heart attacks are more likely to be fatal for young women than young men, according to a new study. Read more

End Cervical Cancer Now

A Vasectomy May Increase Prostate Cancer Risk - Men with vasectomies may be at an increased risk for the most lethal form of prostate cancer, researchers have found. But aggressive cancer nonetheless remains rare in these patients. Earlier studies had hinted at a connection between vasectomies and prostate cancer. Many experts have dismissed the idea of a link: Men who have vasectomies may receive more medical attention, they said, and therefore may be more likely to receive a diagnosis. Read more

Officials Focus on E-Cigarette Ads Aimed at Youths

NCD Articles on WebMD

  • Heart Attack Symptoms - Chest pain is a red flag. But did you know nausea, indigestion, and back pain may also be symptoms?. Read more
  • Best Workouts for Diabetes - Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your weight and blood sugar. Here are 10 easy, effective moves to get you started. Read more
  • Can You Feel High Blood Pressure? - And will exercise help or make it worse? See if your knowledge of hypertension is on target. Read more
  • Tips for Traveling With Diabetes - Traveling requires extra planning when you have diabetes. Learn what to take with you, and other things you need to know. 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

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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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