Caribbean Wellness Campaign
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 Thursday, 17 September 2009
Passers by made a double take as two sets of breasts (yes breasts!) were on public display in front of National Bank, Charlestown. However, before you think it was a case of indecent exposure, rest assured that the breasts in question were rubber, self examination breast models being used as a part of Pink Lily’s educational prevention programme. They were loaned by the Medical University of the Americas, Nevis
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 Saturday, September 12, 2009
The Manchester Health Department observed Caribbean Wellness Day at Mandeville Park, Friday (September 11).
Persons were encouraged, by various health professionals, to manage and prevent chronic non-communicable diseases. The event also featured live demonstrations of gym exercises, sack races, squat competition for males and females, dance competitions and other forms of physical exercises.
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.
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: Friday, 11 September 2009
Under the theme ‘Love that Body’ the Department of Health on Nevis held a wellness march and rally through the streets of Charlestown the morning, September 11, 2009. The event started at the Nevis Cultural Centre and culminated at Grove Park.
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.
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.