Caribbean Wellness Campaign
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 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.