Barbados National NCD Commission Hosts the Grenada NNCDC

by Ian Pitts
Grenada NNCDC

The Grenada NNCDC team meets with members of the Barbados NNCDC, including Denise Carter Taylor, Dr Arthur Phillips, Sheena Edwards and Donna Carter, whilst participating in the PAHO NCD update webinar, led by Dr Tomo Kanda, mental health and NCD advisor

The HCC and partners have been continuing their work in the region aimed at supporting the multisectoral response through the strengthening National NCD Commissions (NNCDCs) or their equivalents.  On January 11-12, 2018 Dr. Damian Greaves, Chair Grenada NNCDC and Dr. Sonia Nixon, Senior Medical Officer of Health for NCDs, Grenada and past interim NNCDC chair, visited Barbados for a 2 day site visit/observership with the Barbados National NCD Commission.

Grenada NNCDC

(L to R) Dr Sonia Nixon, the Senior Medical Officer for Health for NCDs, Grenada and past interim Chair of Grenada NNCDC, Sir Trevor Hassell, HCC President and Chair of Barbados NNCDC and Dr Damian Greaves, Chair of Grenada NNCDC

This session for us over the last 2 days has been totally engaging and eye opening. I am leaving very ‘buoyed up’ and highly motivated. Dr. Damian Greaves, Chair  of the Grenada NNCDC.

I am very grateful to HCC and the Barbados NNCDC.  This experience can only enhance the forward movement of the commission. Dr. Sonia Nixon, Senior Medical Officer of Health for NCDs.

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