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Wellness Week began in 2011 as an initiative to illustrate the power of local action to combat non-communicable diseases NCDs (ENT). This was an activity built on the experience of “Wellness Day in the Caribbean” which occurred alongside the United Nations High-Level Meeting on NCDs. During this event, more than 192 heads of state and world leaders discussed, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, what actions to take to prevent the NCDs pandemic. The major themes addressed were: cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, as well as interventions aimed at key risk factors: smoking, obesity, physical inactivity, and poor diet.

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