Measuring and Engaging the Business Sector Response to NCDs Report

by HCC

Measuring and Engaging the Business Sector Response to NCDs:Measuring and Engaging the Business Sector Response to NCDs: The Caribbean NCD Private Sector Forum Meeting Report.

Measuring and Engaging the Business Sector Response to NCDs: The Caribbean NCD Private Sector Forum Meeting ReportThis is a meeting report of the The Caribbean Private Sector Forum held on 4th June, 2015. The meeting of regional business executives, representing a wide cross section of industries, was aimed at creating a platform for sharing of experiences and dialogue around greater engagement of the region’s corporate sector in the multisectoral response to the prevention and control of NCDs.

The primary objectives of the Forum were to provide an opportunity for senior business executives to discuss mechanisms for implementing and strengthening private sector-led workplace wellness programmes and outward facing community initiatives; and to explore strategies to strengthen the capacity for public private partnerships (PPPs) through more effective interaction with government and civil society.

Excerpt from the executive summary:

In June 2015, 40 business executives representing 24 companies from diverse sectors across the Caribbean met at the ‘Caribbean NCD Private Sector Forum: Measuring and Engaging the Business Sector Response to NCDs in Barbados to discuss the issue of NCDs (non-communicable diseases). The primary objectives of the Forum were to provide an opportunity for senior business executives to discuss mechanisms for implementing and strengthening private sector-led workplace wellness programmes and outward facing community initiatives; and to explore strategies to strengthen the capacity for public private partnerships (PPPs) through more effective interaction with government and civil society.

The key outcomes were:

  • Sharing and exchange of knowledge and experience about the role of the private sector in the multisectoral response to NCDs.
  • Presentation of findings of a survey of wellness programmes in private sector and of the role that the sector has played thus far in the wider community in NCD prevention and control.
  • Presentation of a Caribbean Private Sector Response to Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs): A Framework For Action (FFA)
  • Sharing and discussion around a Statement of Support of the private sector’s response to the prevention and treatment of NCDs.

Read or download the report here.

This report was supported by the NCD Alliance.

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