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Non-communicable Diseases

Reducing Non-Communicable Diseases
2009-05-14 16:27:47

The World Health Organization has established that Chronic Non Communicable Diseases are the leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. The area of non communicable diseases encompasses diseases of the cardiovascular system, cancers, diabetes and hypertension and their risks factors along with injuries and violence and mental health.

The Pan American Health Organization’s Office of the Eastern Caribbean Countries (PWR-ECC) continues to work with the countries and territories of the Eastern Caribbean to develop legislation, policies, plans, programmes and information systems to support and strengthen their ability to prevent and provide early interventions for Non Communicable Diseases and Mental Health Disorders.

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Toma Kanda
Chronic Disease & Mental Health Advisor
Email: kandatom@ecc.paho.org

 

 

 

 

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Other Links

Caribbean Epidemiology Center Caribbean Environmental Health Institute Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture Organization of American States Organization of Eastern Caribbean States United Nations Barbados World Health Organization

 


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