HCC Policy Brief: NCD Prevention and Control in the Caribbean

by HCC

Cover of Human Rights Policy BriefHCC Policy Brief: NCD Prevention and Control in the Caribbean Essential Considerations for Equity-Based and Rights-Based Approaches.

Building on HCC’s Transformative New NCD Agenda (TNA-NCDs) in the Caribbean, the HCC – supported by the NCD Alliance, and with contributions from partners, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Law & Health Research Unit (LHRU), Faculty of Law, UWI Cave Hill Campus and the Global Center for Legal Innovation on Food Environments, housed at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at the Georgetown University Law Center – developed this Policy Brief to provide guidance on how to incorporate and leverage equity- and human rights-based approaches into policy and programme development for the prevention and control of NCDs in the region.

This resource is also aimed at supporting the inclusion of equity- and human rights-based principles in civil society NCD advocacy in the Caribbean.

The TNA-NCDs and its Action Plan, catalysed by the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on persons living with NCDs (PLWNCDs) and the provision of NCD services, have principles of equity and human rights at their core, and enable outcomes that enhance human health, human security, and human capital. The new agenda is propelled by social activism by PLWNCDs, youth, other persons and groups in situations of vulnerability, and other key stakeholders in NCD prevention and control, over the life course.