Open Letter to CARICOM Heads of Government
HCC Open Letter to CARICOM Heads of Government, at the 38th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government, July 4-6, 2017, to reaffirm their collective commitment to addressing the epidemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in the Caribbean
CARICOM 38th Meeting of the Heads of Government
CARICOM leaders will be meeting in St. Georges Greneda from July 4-6, 2017 for the 38th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
Heads Called to Action Around Tobacco Control & Childhood Obesity
CARICOM Heads called to action around tobacco control & childhood obesity, the region’s public health leaders including Sir George Alleyne (HCC Patron), Dr. James Hospedales (Executive Director, CARPHA; HCC Senior Special Advisor) and Dr. Alafia Samuels (Director, George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre) gathered in Grenada on July 6th, the final day of the 38th Meeting of Heads of CARICOM to present a unified call to action recalling the 2007 Port of Spain Declaration and highlighting the gravity of the current NCD situation in the Caribbean.
Soundbites from the CARICOM Heads of Government Closing Press conference
At the Closing Press Conference of the 38th CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting, the way forward with NCDs was discussed. Conference Chair, Hon. PM Mitchell underscored the gravity of the situation and the commitment of Heads to address NCDs through legislation firstly – and public education. Hon. PM Holness of Jamaica repeated the commitment to action. While acknowledging the responsibility of the state however, Secretary General of CARICOM, Ambassador LaRocque emphasised individual responsibility.