The World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization and the Government of Barbados recently co-hosted a ‘SIDS High-level Technical Meeting on NCDs and Mental Health’ in recognition of the high burden of NCDs and the impact of climate and COVID-19 on health and economies in Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
The two-day Small Island Developing States (SIDS) High-Level Technical Meeting on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) and Mental Health recently concluded at the Hilton Barbados Resort on January 18, 2023. Over 120 technocrats and policymakers from SIDS countries attended the meeting to advance domestic action on NCDs and mental health in SIDS territories.
Suggestions coming out of the Technical meeting will be put forward at the Ministerial Conference on NCDs and Mental Health which will also be held in Barbados in June this year.
HCC was present and hosted side events on childhood obesity, breakout sessions on commercial determinants of health, and addressing conflicts of interest along with a civil society briefing co-hosted with the NCD Alliance.
Here is are some pictorial highlights of the 2 day meeting.