4th June 2015: Measuring and Engaging the Business Sector Response to NCDs - THE CARIBBEAN NCD PRIVATE SECTOR FORUM
- The primary objective of the Forum is to provide an opportunity for senior business executives of the Caribbean to discuss how the private sector may implement and strengthen workplace wellness programmes and more effectively interact with government and civil society, in the response to NCDs. The Forum supports at the regional level the WHO GCM/NCD Working Group on how to realize governments’ commitments to engage with the private sector for the prevention and control of NCDs.
5th June 2015: Strengthening The Multi-Sectoral Response to NCDs in the Caribbean NATIONAL NCD COMMISSIONS
- The goal of this meeting is to broaden the ‘whole of society’, multi-sectoral response to NCDs in the Caribbean through the strengthening of National NCD Commissions in CARICOM countries and the development of a NNCDCs implementation framework.
6th June 2015: Caribbean CIVIL SOCIETY Regional Preparatory Meeting - In preparation for the GLOBAL NCD ALLIANCE FORUM
The aim of the meeting is to gain consensus from Caribbean civil society around regional NCD advocacy priorities, in preparation for the Global NCD Alliance Forum: “NCD Advocacy and Accountability in the Post-2015 Era” to be held in November 2014.
Heart Foundation of Jamaica Hosts Go Red for Women High Tea event
The Heart Foundation of Jamaica hosted its third annual Go Red for Women High Tea at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel on Wednesday, May 13, to raise awareness to the second leading cause of death among women in the country.
Events, Sponsorship and Fundraising Manager at the Heart Foundation, Yasmine Salmon-Russell told Loop News that the event aimed to garner $1.5 million towards its island-wide heart screening programme.
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Go Red for Women a matter of heart and It's Tea Time
The Healthy Caribbean Coalition
The Healthy Caribbean Coalition is a civil society alliance to combat chronic diseases.
The alliance was established following a Caribbean civil society led conference on chronic diseases, entitled
Healthy Caribbean 2008 - a wellness revolution conference. read more