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May 27 - June 2 2013

Healthy Caribbean Weekly News Roundup
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HCC Feature

Call for Universal Access to Cervical Cancer Prevention

Women Deliver 2013 Conference As the HCC and partners from across the Caribbean prepare to launch a historical e-Petition aimed at improving cervical cancer service delivery, the world is being asked to join hands and sign a Call for Universal Access to Cervical Cancer Prevention. The HCC was proud to participate in the recent Global Forum on Cervical Cancer Prevention (www.cervicalcancerforum.org) on May 27th, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which brought together global cervical cancer prevention leaders, advocates, academics and policy makers for an informative, consensus-building conversation to share best practices, highlight early adopters, and explore innovative financing options for comprehensive cervical cancer prevention and treatment programs. At this meeting, a group of international organizations launched the Call for Universal Access to Cervical Cancer Prevention. The call aims to build momentum for the uptake of HPV vaccines and screening and treatment tools.

Make cervical cancer a priority and take action now. Sign the call HERE NOW.

To see more about the HCC experience at the recent Women Deliver 2013 Conference and the Global Forum on Cervical Cancer Prevention in Kuala Lumpur here.

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News Roundup

Jamaica Celebrates World No Tobacco Day 2013 - The Heart Foundation of Jamaica and Partners hosted and Outside Broadcast 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Emancipation Park in New Kingston Jamaica is a meeting place for people of all ages. In the early morning you will find people jogging, playing table tennis, using it as a short cut to work or for relaxing. In addition it is located in the heart of the business district. Read More

Washington, D.C., 30 May 2013 (PAHO/WHO) - On World No Tobacco Day, May 31, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is calling on countries throughout the Americas to ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. Such bans are one of the most effective ways to reduce consumption of tobacco, which kills some 1 million people every year in this hemisphere. See more on PAHO WNTD & WHO WNTD

Ireland set to become second country in the world to introduce plain pack cigarettes - "It is with great pleasure that I announce, ahead of World No Tobacco Day on Friday, that I have received Government approval to begin the process of introducing standardised/plain packaging of tobacco products in Ireland. While many arguments will be made against such an introduction, I am confident that this legislation will be justified and supported purely by the fact that it will save lives” stated Minister Reilly today. Read more

Stronger Push Needed Against Tobacco Advertising - Gina Pitts CEO Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados. Ban Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship is the the theme of this years World No Tobacco Day. Understanding the Tobacco industry's practices is crucial for the success of tobacco control policies. Read more

Message from Dr. Knox Hagley, on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day May 31, 2013 - The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) was launched in May 2002 and is now comprised of the following non-governmental organizations (NGOs): Association of General Practitioners, Caribbean College of Family Practitioners, Caribbean Public Health Association, Diabetes Association of Jamaica, Jamaica Cancer Society, Jamaica Dental Association, Heart Foundation of Jamaica, Medical Association of Jamaica, Nurses Association of Jamaica. Read more

Health and NCDs a priority in the UN High-Level Panel report on post-2015 - The UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel of Eminent Persons (HLP) released their final report on the post-2015 development agenda yesterday. The report sets out a preliminary universal agenda to build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and deliver on the promise of sustainable development. Read more

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