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Caribbean Wellness Day (CWD)
2009-10-15 22:35:54

Caribbean Wellness Day (CWD) established by the CARICOM Heads of Government, commemorates their landmark Summit held on September 15, 2007 in Port of Spain, Trinidad to discuss the social and economic burden of CNCDs on the people of the region. CWD celebrated on the second Saturday in September promotes physical activity, healthy eating and elimination of tobacco use in order to reduce the risk factors associated with CNCDs. Read more


News from PAHO in the Caribbean

  • Ministry of Agriculture Request for Expressions of Interest

    The Government of Barbados (GoB) through the Project Execution Unit, Agricultural Health and Food Control Programme, Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management has embarked upon its procurement process to acquire consulting services to undertake an Assessment of Barbados’ Primary Industries in Relation to Determining its Status...

  • PAHO/WHO Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Office presented with signed copy of book on history of Bahamian healthcare system

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    Outlining the evolution of Bahamian healthcare throughout the years, Dr. Harold Munnings, Author and Gastroenterologist presented Dr. Gerry Eijkemans, PWR to the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos with one of the first signed copies of his new book, a medical chronology titled “History of...

  • Journée Mondiale contre le Cancer: 4 février 2015

    L’OPS/OMS estime que des mesures accessibles et efficaces peuvent prévenir les décès prématurés liés au cancer. Près de la moitié des décès liés au cancer dans la région des Amériques sont prématurés, alors que beaucoup d’entre eux pourraient être évités grâce à des politiques soutenant des modes de...

  • Observance of World Cancer Day 2015

    Not beyond us!

    Cancer is a leading cause of death around the world. The WHO estimates that 84 million people will die of cancer between 2005 and 2015 without intervention. Low-income and medium-income countries are harder hit by cancer than the high-resource countries....
  • Webinar Series on Research Ethics in the Caribbean

    Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, February 2nd, 2015.  Webinar Series on Research Ethics in the Caribbean
    The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), in partnership with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Bioethics Society of the English-Speaking Caribbean (BSEC), invite you to participate in a...

  • Setting goals for a healthier lifestyle can prevent or control diabetes

    Diabetes Prevention

    On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, November 14, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is encouraging everyone to set personal goals for a healthier lifestyle to prevent or control diabetes.

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