Caribbean Wellness Campaign
Published on September 13, 2009
Guyanese were afforded access to diabetes, blood pressure and Body Mass Index (BMI) testing at the Stabroek Car Park yesterday, as the country joined other Caribbean territories in celebrating Caribbean Wellness Day.
Entertaining the large crowd, was the winner of the HIV/AIDS calypso competition, Young Bill Rogers, who encouraged Guyanese to “Put it On,” the theme song for World AIDS 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.
Monday September 14, 2009. Minister of Health and Social Development Honourable Dancia Penn OBE, QC has welcomed the overwhelming display of community support for the Territory’s celebration of the second Caribbean Wellness Day.
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: 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: 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 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
Report to the CARICOM Caucus of Ministers of Health September 2009, PAHO, WDC
Published on Wednesday, September 16, 2009
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The Bahamas joined the rest of the Caribbean on Saturday, September 12 in celebrating Caribbean Wellness Day under the theme: “Love My Body”. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Brent Symonette officially opened a wellness fair at the Ministry of Health, encouraging Bahamians to curb the rate of non-communicable diseases through healthy living.