The Antigua and Barbuda NNCDC

by HCC


The Antigua and Barbuda NNCDC
Commission Profile
Status as at June 2019In Development
CountryAntigua and Barbuda
NameThe Antigua and Barbuda NNCDC
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Chairperson’s nameDr. Leslie Walwyn
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  • Were there any successes due mainly to the participation of non-health sectors in the Commission?
  • If yes, please summarize, highlighting the role played by the non-health sector(s)
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How were these challenges overcome? Specifically:
  • Did changes in administration disrupt the Commission’s functioning?
  • If yes, what were these changes and their effects?
  • If no, how was continuity of function maintained? What steps were taken?
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Main source(s) of funding and approximate percentage of funding from each source-
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HCC AND COMSEC National NCD Commission Consultation in Antigua

A three day NCD Commission Consultation meeting in Antigua & Barbuda (ATG), 8-10 August 2016, provided an opportunity to continue COMSEC’s technical cooperation (TC) with Ministries of Health in Caribbean countries to establish/strengthen multisectoral National Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Commissions (NNCDCs), as recommended in the 2007 Port of Spain Declaration on NCDs by the CARICOM Heads of Government. The TC began with an assessment of NNCDCs in September 2015, which was done in partnership with the HCC and led to the publication of the document “A Civil Society Report on National NCD Commissions in the Caribbean – Towards a More Effective Multisectoral Response to NCDs, Part I“. Subsequently, in response to an identified need to provide guidance to Commissions for their establishment and strengthening, the COMSEC-HCC partnership produced the draft document “A Framework for the Establishment and Strengthening of National NCD Commissions – Towards a More Effective Multisectoral Response to NCDs, Part II“.

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National NCD Commission Consultation in Antigua

Members of the Antigua and Barbuda Wellness Committee

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