Caribbean Wellness Campaign
Published on 12th September, 2009
Montserrat will be celebrating Caribbean Wellness Day along with their regional counter parts this Saturday 12th 2009. Non Communicable diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes are theleading causes of illness and premature death in the Caribbean today. In addition most of these diseases are caused by modifiable risk factors including tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and alcohol abuse. Other risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar , most of which can be controlled or prevented ,can also contribute to these illnesses.
Publishied on September 7, 2009
PLANS ARE in high gear locally to celebrate the second staging of Caribbean Wellness Day on Sunday, September 13. Caribbean Wellness Day is officially observed across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) region on the second Saturday of September, but will be celebrated in Jamaica this year on September 13 to facilitate the staging of a major health festival in Half-Way Tree square.
Published on: Sep 11, 2009
BELMOPAN - Belize will be joining other CARICOM countries in observing Caribbean Wellness Day on Saturday September 12, 2009. Local organizations and institutions will launch campaigns of regular physical activities for public participation to promote healthy living for prevention and control of non communicable diseases on Friday, September 11, 2009 in commemoration of the day.
Published on Tuesday, 6 October 2009
GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The observance of Caribbean Wellness Day 2009 came up for high plaudits by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministers of Health at their meeting in Washington, USA on the week-end.
The Meeting of the 18th Caucus of Ministers of Health said they were “thrilled at the positive report, particularly from Trinidad and Tobago, on the second celebration of Caribbean Wellness Day,” on 12 September 2009.
Published: 19 Sep 2009
Health Minister Jerry Narace says his ministry is working on establishing point-of-care testing at 20 health care facilities to augment the Government’s efforts to reduce the occurrence of Chronic Non Communicable Diseases (CNCDs).
Published On:Tuesday, September 15, 2009
HUNDREDS of Bahamians took part in a "wellness revolution" on the grounds of the Ministry of Health's complex at the juncture of Augusta, Delancy and Meeting Streets last Saturday. The activities were part of a Mega Health Extravaganza, to observe Caribbean Wellness Day- a day marked by Caricom Heads of Government in 2007. The event was planned in response to a recognised need for definitive action in the fight against chronic diseases, under the theme "Love My Body."
Published on August 30,2009
Two Sundays ago, in order to promote health and wholeness, we gave some safety tips re- garding the H1N1 virus, and how to protect oneself and avoid infection (as far as that is possible). This week, the Church wishes to share with you some information on the celebration of Caribbean Wellness Day planned for 12th September this year.
Published on: Wed, August 12, 2009
Roadtown, Tortola - Community activities will be spotlighted during the second Caribbean Wellness Day on Saturday, September 12 under the theme ‘Love That Body”.
Published on September 11, 2009
GRAND TURK, Turks and Caicos Islands; Friday, September 11th, 2009 - Caribbean Heads of Government, in response to the heavy burden of chronic non-communicable diseases on the citizens of the region, issued the Port of Spain Declaration in September 2007 “Uniting to stop the Epidemic of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases” and declared that the second Saturday in September should be celebrated each year as Caribbean Wellness Day.
Published on 9/9/2009
Learning to Love That Body is the theme of Caribbean Wellness Day 2009 being held on September 12.
The Minister of Health, the Walter Roban noted that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of Government are concerned about the epidemic of chronic non-communicable diseases as well as the physical, economic and social burdens caused by lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart disease, obesity and cancer.