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 Communicating Health in the Caribbean - 2000

Name:Communicating Health in the Caribbean - 2000
Category: 658
Link: hcm.pdf

altThe Caribbean Sea touches the shores of North, Central and South America. Its waters lap at islands inhabited by English, Spanish, French and Dutch-speaking people. Among our continental populations some pre-Colombian languages survive. 

The English-speaking Caribbean has a history of co-operation for economic benefit through the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Approximately 10 years ago these countries began to address health priorities through the Caribbean Cooperation inHealth (CCH) and Phase II of the CCH was initiated in 1998. 

Through CARICOM and PAHO several Caribbean institutions have been established to provide resources for health. These include the University of the West Indies (UWI), the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI) and the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC). Caribbean Ministries of Health and Education and other institutions, including Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), have long been involved in health education. However, there is recognition of the need to emphasise new approaches to deal effectively with health challenges that currently face the Caribbean sub-region.

Health communication is one of these approaches. Health communication is a relatively new concept and discipline. The decision to produce this manual, based on scientific principles, for the English-speaking sub-region is motivated by a need for Caribbean health communicators to address old and new community health problems more effectively. However, planned systematic communication campaigns are a well-established feature of health promotion.

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