The NCD Alliance led Global Week for Action on NCDs took place during the week 6-12 September 2021 under the theme PEOPLE. PARTICIPATION. PROGRESS.
The annual Global Week for Action on NCDs seeks to ensure NCD prevention and care get the attention and action they deserve, everywhere, for everyone. For 2021, the Global Week for Action on NCDs celebrates the power and potential of communities to co-create healthier societies.
In support of the Global Week for Action on NCDs HCC carried out and extensive social and digital media campaign creating visuals with quotes from our CSO members and member’s of the Healthy Caribbean Youth.
Caribbean Civil Society Organisations Are Coming Together To Let Their Voices Be Heard
As Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) across the Caribbean in partnership with People Living With NCDs and youth advocates, join in the NCD Alliance Global Week of Action against NCDs, there is cause for much reflection around this specific theme of community engagement. The history and socio-economic reality of the Caribbean region has indeed crafted a culture that primarily highlights our powerlessness, especially at political and economic levels. Apart from elections every five years, the people’s voice is not always a game changer. But we see more and more the winds of change, especially among our youth. Yes, in some instances, there is apathy, but there are also young people who are beginning to question the systems around them and who are realising that they do have rights and that their voices do matter.#
This piece featured on the NCD Alliance website was written by Francine Charles the Programme Manager for the Childhood Obesity Prevention Programme at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB).
The 2021 Global Week for Action on NCDs is tapping into the theme of community engagement and participation. This year we are celebrating the power of people living with #noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and the diverse community taking a stand for better health for all.