New cardiac suite by year end
Barbados - A facility catering to the needs of persons suffering from coronary artery disease would be open to the public by the end of 2013. This was revealed by Minister of Health, John Boyce, who delivered the feature address at yesterday’s dedication and official naming of the headquarters building – the Hassell & Symmonds Cardiac Care Centre – in honour of the founding fathers of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB) Inc.
“A similar type of decision has already been taken with respect to coronary artery disease and the cardiac suite, whose services will include critical care post-acute heart attack, thrombolysis, cardiac catherization and angiographic interventions. This facility will be open to the public by the end of this year.” Read more
NCD Alliance E-Alert - HLM was a watershed moment - Under the leadership of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and with the support of the NCD Alliance and our network, the HLM was a watershed moment in the history of global health and development. With the adoption of the Political Declaration on the Prevention and Control of NCDs, for the first time Member States and the UN recognised the impact of the global NCD epidemic and made unprecedented commitments for action. Read more
NCD Alliance E-Alert - UN High-level Week in New York - Next week is the high-level week of the 68th UN General Assembly in New York. With numerous UN High-Level Meetings taking place related to health and NCDs, including the Special Event on Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), it will be an important week for the global NCD community. Read more
HCC member grabs award - HCC and CARIBAPAN member Caribbean New Media Group has scooped another award for its reality radio show 'Eye on Dependency'. The award from the Caribbean Broadcasting Union was for Best Radio Documentary, the documentary was called 'Edward Chadee Unplugged' produced and presented by Garth St. Clair and Natasha Nunez.
World Heart Day September 29th 2013
This year’s theme will focus on: a life-course approach to the prevention and control of cardiovascular disease (CVD) with a focus on women and children. Read more
Papers for the 59th Annual CARPHA (CHRC) Conference 2014 - Please note that November 1, 2013 is the deadline for the submission of papers for the 59th Annual CARPHA (CHRC) Conference to be held in Aruba from May 1-3, 2014. The theme for 2014 is Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases through the Life Course. Read more
PAHO Wellness Week - Join Dr. Carissa Etienne at the closing ceremony of Wellness Week talking about opportunities for promoting wellbeing where we live in a panel presentation together with Dr. Joxel García, Director of the Department of Health in WDC, as well as representatives from the US National Parks Services and the American Public Health Association. Mark your calendar, Friday, 20th September, from 11:00 to 11:45am, WDC time. To participate in the presentation, please access the virtual room here
Women Deliver - newsletter - Follow UNGA Week Conversations, Watch the PBS Documentary on Women Deliver 2013 & Chat with Experts, View the Webcast: Lives on the Line, Join our World Contraception Day Tweetchat, It Takes Two - Projects on Catapult, Latest news from the women deliver website and more... Read more
Trinidad is the happiest country in the Caribbean - according to the 2013 World Happiness Report from the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The Report edited by John Helliwell, Richard Layard and Jeffrey Sachs is offered as a contribution to the crucial debate about the objectives of world public policy, what should be the world’s Sustainable Development Goals for the period 2015-2030. The word “happiness” is not used lightly. Happiness is an aspiration of every human being, and can also be a measure of social progress. America’s founding fathers declared the inalienable right to pursue happiness. Yet are Americans, or citizens of other countries, happy? If they are not, what if anything can be done about it? Read the report here
NCD Child Connect - UPCOMING EVENT: Young People, NCDs & Disability: Maximizing Capacity Across the Life-Course. NCD Child welcomes you to the launch of our event on Young People, NCDs and Disability at Harvard Medical School on 23 September. Please join us in person in Boston or join the conversation online @NCDChild to #Act4NCDChild and #NCDs. Read more
E-Cigarettes as Effective as Nicotine Patches in Smoking Cessation - More studies are helping regulators to decide what role e-cigarettes could play in anti-smoking efforts. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently evaluating the safety of e-cigarettes, which are battery-powered versions of cigarettes that can contain varying amounts of nicotine but don’t expose users to the potentially harmful byproducts of tobacco smoke such as tar and carbon monoxide. 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