The NCD Alliance led Global Week for Action on NCDs took place during the week 5-11 September 2022 under the theme Invest to Protect.
The annual Global Week for Action on NCDs seeks to ensure NCD prevention and management get the attention and action they deserve, everywhere, for everyone.
In 2022, we are bridging the NCD Investment gap. This year is all about prioritising the urgent need for increased NCD financing to prevent and treat NCDs and build resilient health systems that leave no one behind.
Voices for change: Check out the new series of ‘vox pop’ short videos for the Global Week for Action on NCDs, 5-11 September. They feature a range of voices from the global NCD community.
“In Barbados we are investing to protect our children, our health systems and our economy. We invite other world governments to join us,” says Hon. G.P. Ian Gooding-Edghill, Minister of Health and Wellness.
Here are some of HCC and HCY’s contributions to the Global Week of Action on NCDs 2022.
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
Investing in Non Communicable Disease (NCD) Prevention and Control in the Caribbean to Protect Our Future
An Ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure: Investing in Non Communicable Disease (NCD) Prevention and Control in the Caribbean to Protect Our Future, by Dr. Kimberly-Ann Gittens-Baynes.
During the Global Week for Action on NCDs— 5th to 11th September 2022, the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) along with civil society organizations around the world seek “to ensure NCD prevention and care get the attention and action they deserve, everywhere, for everyone”. This year, the campaign’s theme is “Invest to protect” and highlights the need for increased and urgent investment in NCDs. This blog is written in support of this initiative. Read more
Health Policy Victory Is Sweet in Barbados
Sugary drinks are a major driver of the global epidemic of chronic conditions like obesity and diabetes. One way to keep consumption under control is through fiscal policies like taxes on these health harming beverages. Francine Charles from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados was at the frontline of the effort to move the Barbados sugary drinks tax increase forward. In this interview, she explains how they did it and how they are now working to see the implementation of diverse healthy food policies to reduce chronic disease and build a healthier population.