Weekly News Roundup

by HCC

HCC Weekly News Roundup

February 28th
Featured: HCC Calls on Caricom Heads of State and Government to Take a Closer Look at Processed Food Imports as Part of an Ambitious Plan to Reduce Food Import Bill by 25% in the Next 5 Years News: Regulate Food Environment – Policy Needed to Protect Children From Unhealthy Food Marketing; Childhood Obesity Prevention Visuals; Curb Obesity With Policy; HaLT on the Move!; ECHORN/Yale-TCC Webinar: Environmental Action: Clean Water Solutions in the Caribbean; Research Study; Cancer Support Services Newsletter; Mexican Activists Win Fight for Better Food Labeling; Junk Food Advertising: Who Calls for Legally Binding Treaty to End ‘Predatory Commercial Practices’; Struggling to Quit Sugar? You Might Not Be Sleeping Enough; Sugar in Australia: A Food Systems Approach; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

February 19th
Featured: HCC Receives Sharjah Award for Excellence in NCD Civil Society Action: ‘Civil Society Accountability Framework for Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies in the Caribbean’; Landmark Chilean Law Is Effective in Tackling Drivers of Obesity News: Our Views, Our Voices Barbados Training Workshop Participants Are Engaging in Advocacy; Rapid Assessment of the School Nutrition Policy Environment In Select Caribbean Countries; Noncommunicable Diseases Progress Monitor 2020; Children Facing Uncertain Future, Experts Warn; Presentation Slides and Recording Now Available; World Heart Federation Roadmap for Heart Failure; Global Heart Goes Open Access; Together We Can Eliminate Cervical Cancer; Increase in Tobacco-Related Cancer Deaths Confirms Governments Must Act Urgently to Reduce Tobacco Use; Voices for Healthy Kids; How Ultra-Processed Food Took Over Your Shopping Basket; STRiDE Guide Jamaica – Dementia Updates; Childhood Obesity Prevention Infographics; Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

January 28th
Featured: Accelerating Nutrition Polices in the Caribbean: Creating Supportive Environments for Healthy Children Meeting Report Published; Webinar: Exploring The Pursuit of Effective Public Health Policies Through A Trade Lens; Childhood Obesity Prevention Infographics News: The Heart Foundation of Jamaica, HCC and Seventeen Other NGO’s Commend The Government of Jamaica in and Open Letter; Free Fruit to Push Healthy Kids Diet; Lessons on Implementing Robust Restrictions of Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverage Marketing to Children; Lifestyle Diseases ‘Take Eight Out of Ten Lives; Many Young’; Education Officers Teach Stephen Dillet Primary Students About Healthy Eating; Barbados Muslim Association Makes Donation to Ten Schools; Big Tobacco Wants Social Media Influencers to Promote Its Products – Can the Platforms Stop It?; Philadelphia Won the Soda Tax Battle. But Across the U.S., Big Soda Is Winning the War; Obesity, Second to Smoking As the Most Preventable Cause of US Deaths, Needs New Approaches; HCC Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

January 21st
Featured: Climate Change and NCDs in the Caribbean; Caribbean Alcohol Reduction Day (CARD) 2019 News: Sugary Beverages Are Feeding a Childhood Obesity Epidemic in the Caribbean; Raising Mental Health Awareness in Barbados; Diet Soda May Be Hurting Your Diet; Heart Foundation of Jamaica Targets 5,000 Participants for RFYH 5K, 2K; Twice As Many Bajan Men as Women Use Alcohol As Their Drug of Choice; WHO: 13 Urgent Health Challenges for the Next Decade; Obesity Isn’t an Unstoppable Trend – Here’s What We Can Do Differently; Lake Health and Wellbeing Newsletter; Young Diabetes Ambassador Receives Training in South Korea; Sugar Tax Is Working: Britons’ Consumption of Sugar Has Dropped by a Teaspoon a Day Since Tax on Sweetened Drinks Was Launched; Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax; NCDs at a Glance: NCD Mortality and Risk Factor Prevalence in the Americas; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; HCC Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….–>

December 14th, 2019
Featured: How Much Sugar is in Your Beverage? Sweet Beverages in the Caribbean News: HCC Our Views, Our Voices Training Workshop; Lancet Countdown 2019 Caribbean Launch Event; Whatcha Cookin’ – Colourful! Educational! Inspiring!; As Impact of Climate Crisis Worsens, Caribbean Islands See Six-Fold Increase in Number of Children Displaced by Storms, New UNICEF Report Shows; Breathalyser Test Regulation Finally Approved in Grenada; Healthy Caribbean Coalition Calls for Radical Measures to Tackle Childhood Obesity; WHO Gets New Advice on Curbing Deadly Noncommunicable Diseases; Grenada Praised for Sugar Ban in Schools; WHO Health and Climate Change Survey Report: Tracking Global Progress; Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: “Nutritional, Dietary, and Cancer Prevention Issues among African Americans”; World Cancer Research Fund International: NOURISHING Database Update; Low-Dose Aspirin May Not Reduce Heart Risks for Black Americans, Study Finds; Webinar: Commercial Determinants of Health: Definitions and Risks; Jamaica Stride Guide Holiday Edition; HCC Eight UHC Advocacy Priorities – Social Media Graphics; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

November 29th, 2019
Featured: Grenada to Ban Sodas and Sweet Snacks at Schools; HCC Open Letter to the Honourable Emmalin Pierre, Minister of Education of Grenada and to the Honourable Nikolas Steele, Minister of Health, SOcial Security and International Business of Grenada; The National Consumers League of Jamaica Joins Forces With the HCC to Call for Mandatory Front of Package Nutrition Warning Labels in the Caribbean News: HCC Fourth Annual Caribbean Alcohol Reduction Day Friday December 6, 2019; Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change Report; Lancet Countdown 2019 Caribbean Launch Event; Heart Foundation of Jamaica Stakeholder Forums – Moving Towards Front of Package Nutrition Labelling in Jamaica; Jamaica Government Moving to Make Front of Package Labelling Mandatory; Heart Foundation of Jamaica Calls for Front-of-Package Labelling; Front-of-Package Labelling a Human Rights Issue – Healthy Caribbean Coalition; The Heart Foundation of Jamaica ‘What’s in Our Food’ – Front of Package Nutrition Labelling Campaign; New WHO-Led Study Says Majority of Adolescents Worldwide Are Not Sufficiently Physically Active, Putting Their Current and Future Health at Risk; ‘Nothing About Us, Without Us’: Obesity and Young People in the Caribbean; Free Diabetes Management Webinar Organised by Central Health – Grenada & St. David’s Branch – GDA; NCD Alliance Webinar: Noncommunicable Diseases in Humanitarian Settings; UNICEF Report: Protecting Children’s Right to a Healthy Food Environment; WHO Launches Health Taxes Website; Sweet Spot: Norwegians Cut Sugar Intake to Lowest Level in 44 Years; ‘Global Epidemic’ of Childhood Inactivity; HCC Eight UHC Advocacy Priorities – Social Media Graphics; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

November 13th, 2019
Featured: World Diabetes Day, November 14, 2019; Diabetes Prayer Breakfast Taking Place in Barbados and Dominica in Recognition of World Diabetes Day 2019; Diabetes Discourse;  HCC Urgent Call to the Caribbean Region to Accelerate Nutrition Policies to Prevent Childhood Obesity: Infographics and Social Media Visuals; Fourth Annual Caribbean Alcohol Reduction Day; #NoSugarNovember Social Media Sensation News: Notice to Voting Members of the HCC; Urgent Call for Human Rights Guidance on Diets and Food Systems; The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) Says the Importation and Sale of E-Cigarettes in Jamaica Should Be Banned; NCD Alliance Webinar on Mental Health; Development Bank Supports Nevis’ St. James Primary School’s Organic Farming Project; The Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network (ECHORN) Receives the 2019 UWI Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in International Collaboration; Save the Date; Prostate Cancer Is a Serious Problem in the Caribbean; Newly Donated Footballs to Help Encourage Physical Activity Among Young People; STRiDE Jamaica! Newsletter; How Freaked Should I Be About the Sugar Content in Alcohol?; More Than One Million Patients Are Now Being Admitted to NHS Hospitals With Obesity-Related Illnesses; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; HCC Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; NCDs – Context and Situation Summary; Our Publications Read more….

November 5th, 2019
Featured: Sugary Drinks Ban for All Schools in the Bahamas; Notice to Voting Members of the HCC News: CARPHA and HCC Talk NCDs at Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Brown Bag Lunch Discussion; Webinar: Improving Climate Resilience: CARPHA and the OECS Regional Health Project; Saint Lucia Joins Hearts Initiative to Improve Prevention and Control of Hypertension; Barbados Ministry of Health Committed to Producing National Cancer Action Plan; St. Kitts and Nevis Agriculture Sector Continues to Push for Healthy Eating; How Supermarkets Can Help Curb Latin America’s Childhood Obesity Crisis; Agreement to Eliminate Trans-Fatty Acids From Industrial Food Production Aims to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease; Ultra-Processed Food and Drink Products in Latin America: Trends, Impact on Obesity, Policy Implications; The Heavy Burden of Obesity; New Who Report to Bolster Efforts to Tackle Leading Causes of Urban Deaths; Workplace Sugary-Drink Ban Helps Employees Cut Back; Calorie Labels Lead to Reduction in Fast Food Purchases, Study Claims; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; HCC Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; NCDs – Context and Situation Summary; Our Publications Read more….

October 18th, 2019
Featured: PAHO Director Makes Unambiguous Call for Front-of-Package Nutrition Warning Labels and Healthy Nutrition Policies in the Caribbean; 1st Caribbean Congress on Adolescent and Youth Health; NCD Child and HCC Mini-Workshop at the Caribbean Congress on Adolescent and Youth Health; Reflections from Youth Attendee – Danielle Walwyn News: HCC Youth Technical Advisor Pierre Cooke Jr., Heads to One Young World Summit 2019 in the UK; Multisectoral Workshop for WHO FCTC Parties in the Caribbean Region to Promote the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products; UNICEF: The State of the World’s Children 2019; Special Envoy For Women And Children And The Belize Cancer Society Unveil 2019 Cancer Awareness Flyer; Support Breast Cancer Awareness With These Regional Events; Study Explores Why Caribbean Adults Have Higher Hypertension Rates; 24-Hour Helpline For Children With Mental Health Issues; The Trinidad and Tobago Heart Foundation Heart and Sole 5K for World Heart Day; St Kitts & Nevis Government Holds Activities to Increase Public Awareness of Mental Health; CCHSRD Newsletter “Better Health Systems…Healthier Lives”; World Food Day Message The Hon. Indar Weir, M.P.; Minister of Agriculture Brings Attention to Living a Healthy Lifestyle for World Food Day; Singapore to Become First Country to Ban Advertising for High-Sugar Drinks; Tax and Ban Unhealthy Foods Say UK Top Doctor; NHS Boss Condemns English Cricket’s Sponsorship Deal With KP Snacks; Severe Obesity Among Children Aged 10 to 11 at Record High; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; Cancer Support Services Newsletter; HCC Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; NCDs – Context and Situation Summary; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

October 5th, 2019
Featured: HCC Issues an Urgent Call to the Caribbean Region to Accelerate Nutrition Policies to Prevent Childhood Obesity and Presents to CARICOM Ministers of Health News: HCC is Pleased to Announce Our Youth Technical Advisor Pierre Cooke Jnr.; Caribbean Among the Most Affected by Childhood Obesity in the World – The Time to Act Is Now; Remove Sugary Drinks from Schools in Barbados! ; Caribbean Moves at the 74th UN General Assembly; Preventing and Treating Depression in Women and Girls Worldwide; Support Breast Cancer Awareness With These Regional Events; Children & Non-Communicable Disease: Global Burden Report 2019; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

September 21st, 2019
Featured: HCC Receive UN Interagency Task Force on NCDs (UNIATF) Award for Civil Society Action on NCDs; UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), September 23rd, 2019; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; HCC Eight UHC Advocacy Priorities – Social Media Graphics; The UN Climate Action Summit – CARICOM NCD Advocates Take Note; NCD Alliance Open Letter to Heads of State and Government on Health for All; Walk the Talk New York: The Health for All Challenge; NCD Alliance: Waking Up and Walking the Talk on NCDs News: CARICOM Civil Society Says ENOUGH to Slow Pace on Childhood Obesity and Applauds Jamaica and Bermuda for ‘Walking the Talk’; Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) Is Urging the Ministry to Ignore Warnings From Carreras; Caribbean Wellness Day 2019; PAHO Wellness Week 2019 “Building healthy schools.”; September is World Alzheimer’s Month; Jamaica Government to Review Laws That Support Breastfeeding; Barbados School Canteens Told ‘Get Healthy’; World Bank Approves US$30.6 Million Project to Build Resilience of Public Health Systems in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States; Students for Better Health; HCC Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies; Barbados Ministry of Health and Wellness Warns of Vaping Risks; Bloomberg Philanthropies Launches New $160 Million Program to End the Youth E-Cigarette Epidemic; Want to Live Longer? You May Want to Ditch These Drinks; HCC Eight UHC Advocacy Priorities – Social Media Graphics; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

September 2nd, 2019
Featured: ENOUGH. Global Week for Action on NCDs and UHC; HCC and HFJ at the World Heart Federation Meet and Share Forum in Paris; Lessons Learnt From Five Years of Building NCD Civil Society’s Capacity News: Stronger Together: Building Individual and Social Resilience to Cope with the Impacts of Natural Hazard Events; 2nd Global Week for Action on NCDs, 2-8th September 2019; Jamaica Labs Upgraded to Analyse Sugar, Salt and Fat in Food Products; United Youth Leaders of Barbados Launches Its Annual Caribbean Youth Leadership Retreat; St Lucian Mothers Urged to Breastfeed; St Kitts-Nevis Compliant With International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes; Inducing Remission of Type 2 Diabetes in the Caribbean; Jamaica Launches Prostate Cancer Awareness Campaign; St Kitts & Nevis Health Ministry To Roll Out HPV Vaccine; Strengthening School Feeding Programmes: FAO and WFP Joint Work in Latin America and the Caribbean; Tackling Malnutrition: A Human Rights Issue; Proposed Jamaica Nutrition Policy to Be Completed in Academic Year 2019/2020; HCC Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies; Athletes Have Poor Teeth Despite Brushing Twice a Day, Study Finds; UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), September 23rd, 2019; HCC Eight UHC Advocacy Priorities – Social Media Graphics; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

August 20th, 2019
Featured: Citrus Cigarettes Leave a Sour Taste in the Mouth of the Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) News: Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados Launches Free Vendor Training About Healthy Food Options for School Children; Barbados Association Of Retailers, Vendors and Entrepreneurs (BARVEN), Putting the Welfare of Barbadian Children First; HCC Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies; ECHORN/Yale-TCC Webinar: Climate Change Impacts as Determinants of Health in an NCD-Burdened Caribbean; Cancer Is Now the Second Leading Cause of Death in the Caribbean; Five Overlooked Facts About Caribbean Food Security; UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), September 23rd, 2019; 2nd Global Week for Action on NCDs, 2-8th September 2019; St Kitts & Nevis PM Harris Promotes 3-Key Ingredients to Lead Health Lifestyle at Launch of SKN Moves; PAHO Announces Youth Leaders Initiative to Discuss Improving Adolescent Health in Caribbean; WHO Statement Urging Governments to Ban Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship at International Expositions; There Is No Great Salt Debate: We Should Be Consuming Less; Dental Surgeons Urge England’s Schools to Go Sugar-Free; HCC Eight UHC Advocacy Priorities – Social Media Graphics; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

August 12th, 2019
Featured: St. Kitts and Nevis Moves Launched! News: Breastfeeding and Child Nutrition Foundation of Barbados (BCNF) Antenatal Educational Session Celebrating World Breast Feeding Week, 2019; NCD Alliance Annual Report 2018 Published; Everybody Eats – Obesity Prevention in Three Nations; PAHO Says The Bahamas Is a Country in Health Crisis; The Caribbean Association for Oncology and Haematology (CAOH) Launch New Website; ECHORN/Yale-TCC Webinar: Climate Change Impacts as Determinants of Health in an NCD-Burdened Caribbean; Fast Food Availability Linked With More Heart Attacks; Promising Blood Test Could Help to Predict Breast Cancer Recurrence; Healthy Plant-Based Diet Tied to Lowered Heart Risk; The Economics of Obesity: How Cheap Processed Food Is Fuelling the Pandemic; HCC Eight UHC Advocacy Priorities – Social Media Graphics; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

August 5th, 2019
Featured: World Breastfeeding Week; A Statement on World Breastfeeding Week from the Breastfeeding & Child Nutrition Foundation of Barbados; PAHO Webinar: Protect Breastfeeding in the Workplace; Belize Approves Cabinet Paper to Ban SSBs in and Around Schools Countrywide; Belize Parliamentary Alliance Against Hunger and Malnutrition News: CARICOM Secretary General Highlights NCDs as a Significant Threat to the Sustainability of Social Security Funding; NCDs Can Bankrupt a Country; Use of a Public Park for Physical Activity in the Caribbean: Evidence From a Mixed Methods Study in Jamaica; Barbados Type 1 Diabetes Registry Program; Time to Align: Development Cooperation for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases; The SickKids-Caribbean Initiative 2018-2019 Annual Progress Report; Get Ready for the 2nd Global Week for Action on NCDs!; HCC Eight UHC Advocacy Priorities – Social Media Graphics; ECHORN/Yale-TCC Webinar: Climate Change Impacts as Determinants of Health in an NCD-Burdened Caribbean; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

July 22nd, 2019
Featured: Caribbean Foodscape Project – Understanding the Past to Enhance Healthy Eating in the Future News: Improving the School Food Environment Through Policy; Virtual Course on the Implementation of the HEARTS Technical Package in Primary Health Care; Call for Abstracts Caribbean Congress on Adolescent and Youth Health; Bermuda Health Council Launch ‘Fresh Food Fridays’; Lecturer Makes Case for National Workplace Wellness Policy; The Diabetes Association of Barbados’ Camp Pride; New Report Warns of Obesity Epidemic in the Caribbean & Latin America; Latin America’s War on Obesity Could Be Model for U.S.; HCC Eight UHC Advocacy Priorities – Social Media Graphics; Cutting Just 300 Calories a Day Can Significantly Benefit Your Health; WHO/Europe Studies Find Baby Foods Are High in Sugar and Inappropriately Marketed for Babies; Food System Needs a Revolution, Not Tinkering Around Edges by the Ultra-Processed Producers; New Study Published Suggests Sugary Drink Consumption Linked With Increased Cancer Risk; LINKS Webinar: Blood Pressure Device Selection in Low- and Middle-Income Countries; Trans Fat Free by 2023 Report; ECHORN/Yale-TCC Webinar: Climate Change Impacts as Determinants of Health in an NCD-Burdened Caribbean; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

July 16th, 2019
Featured: Stronger Together: Building Individual and Social Resilience to Cope with the Impacts of Natural Hazard Events News: HCC President Sir Trevor Hassell Makes a Courtesy Call to the Barbados Permanent Mission to the United Nations in NYC; Barbados Successfully Advocates for Childhood Obesity Prevention on the Inter-American Education Agenda; Diet and Childhood Obesity in Small Island Developing States; Caribbean Civil Society and Researchers Working With Global Partners to Accelerate Healthy Food Policy; HCC Eight UHC Advocacy Priorities – Social Media Graphics; Latin America and the Caribbean Is Facing an Obesity Epidemic While Paradoxically the Number of People Facing Food Insecurity in the Region Continues to Rise; Cancer Support Services 8th Annual Conference; 8 Weeks Until the 2nd Global Week for Action on NCDs; LINKS Webinar: Blood Pressure Device Selection in Low- and Middle-Income Countries; HCC Joins the National Advisory Group of the STRiDE Dementia Project; Policy Options for Tackling Diet-Related Noncommunicable Diseases; Systems Approaches to Global and National Physical Activity Plans; ECHORN/Yale-TCC Is Currently Recruiting for Its Next Cohort of Fellows (Jan 2020-June 2021); Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

July 7th 2019
Featured: HCC Secures Fifth Consecutive DAP Grant to Support the Cervical Cancer Prevention Initiative (C4PI); HCC Eight UHC Advocacy Priorities – Social Media Graphics News: Dr. Joy St. John Appointed Executive Director of CARPHA; Dr C. James Hospedales Pays Tribute to the Work of Patrick Manning Former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and Leader of the Movement on Non-communicable Diseases; Call for Abstracts Caribbean Congress on Adolescent and Youth Health; CARPHA Inter-Agency Technical Committee Meeting (6-Point Policy Package); Meeting of Regional Chief Medical Officers; World Bank Report Says Caribbean Nationals Spend “Excessive Out-of-Pocket” Dollars to Access Healthcare; Hopes Raised of Cervical Cancer Eradication; Lake Health and Wellbeing Newsletter; Other News From Around the Globe; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Request for Expressions of Interest Consulting Firms; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

June 28th 2019
Featured: HCC Calls on Heads of CARICOM to Prioritise UHC and Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies As They Prepare for the 40th Conference of Heads in St. Lucia Next Week; HCC Hosts Webinar on Front of Package Nutrition Labels As the Caribbean Votes on the Regional Measure News: Caribbean Represented at NCD Alliance Our Views, Our Voices Training in Geneva; HCC Policy and Practice Advisor Recieves an Award at CARPHA 64th Annual Research Conference; CARPHA Director Praises PM Harris’ Intervention on Regional Health Matters; The Caribbean Centre for Health Systems Research and Development Newsletter; Caribbean Community of Practice for Health Policy and Systems Research; Growth & Jobs, NCDs Could Impact Productivity; ECHORN/Yale TCC ‘Nutrition and NCDs’ Webinar Series; T&T Heart Foundation Host Go Red for Women; Coleridge & Parry School Win Sir Clifford Husbands Agriculture Challenge; World Cancer Research Fund Continuous Update Project; San Francisco Becomes First US City to Ban E-Cigarettes; WHO Global Action Plan for Healthier Lives and Well-Being for All; New Series of Briefs from the Centre for Food Policy; ECHORN Receives the UWI Globalisation Award; World Heart Day 2019 Is Now Officially Live!; Integrating NCD Care Into Pre-Conception and Maternal Health Services Webinar Recording; Global Fibroids Campaign 2019; Other News From Around the Globe; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; Join the HCC Facebook Group; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Call for Abstracts Caribbean Congress on Adolescent and Youth Health; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

June 16th 2019
Featured: NCD Alliance Builds Capacity to Advocate for the Elimination of Industrially Produced Transfats; Second Webinar in the Chilhood Obesity Prevention Series; Are you living with an NCD? News: CARPHA Health Research Conference – Primary Health Care: Current and Future Models for the Caribbean; The PAHO/WHO Advisory Group on Advancing the NCD Agenda in the Caribbean Meeting; Power, Progress, Change Women Deliver 2019; NCD Alliance New Policy Brief: Delivering Healthy Lives and Well-Being for Women and Girls; Regional Stakeholders Meet to Shake the Salt Habit; Bahamas Health Minister Declares War on NCDs and Signals Intention to Introduce ‘Bahamas Moves’ as Part of the ‘Caribbean Moves’ Initiative; Get Your Pap Smears Done; More Barbadian Women Diagnosed With Uterine Cancer; High Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Jamaica and Suriname Study Reveals; NCD Alliance Advocacy Institute Webinar – Communication Campaign Strategies; Annual Oscar Jordan Medical Symposium – Lecture; 3 Interventions Could Prevent 94M Early Deaths by 2040; Obesity News From Around the Globe; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; Join the HCC Facebook Group; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Call for Abstracts Caribbean Congress on Adolescent and Youth Health; The American Heart Association Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Data Grant Portfolio; New Funding Opportunity from the LINKS Initiative; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

June 8th 2019
Featured: Antigua Gets Active Moving Towards Active Communities; Second Webinar in the Chilhood Obesity Prevention Series; Are you living with an NCD? News: Think Tank Calls for Sweets, Snacks, Sugary Drinks Plain Packaging; 83 Schools Awarded for Implementing Healthy Lifestyle Initiatives; Switch It Up, Protect Our Children; Heart Foundation of Jamaica to Keep Pressing for Sugary Drinks Tax; Tobago Men Urged to Check Prostate Health; Jamaica Health and Wellness Ministry to Implement Salt Reduction Programme; Diabetes Discourse; Call for Abstracts Caribbean Congress on Adolescent and Youth Health; Webinar – Reaching Out to Faith Communities; Obesity News From Around the Globe; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; Join the HCC Facebook Group; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Call for Abstracts Caribbean Congress on Adolescent and Youth Health; The American Heart Association Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Data Grant Portfolio; New Funding Opportunity from the LINKS Initiative; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

May 31st 2019
Featured: May 31, World No Tobacco Day 2019; WHO to Honour Antigua and Barbuda for Fight Against Harmful Effects of Tobacco Smoke; HCC Work in the Area of Tobacco Control; HCC Technical Brief Preparing CARICOM Countries for the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage News: More From the 72nd World Health Assembly 2019; WHA72: Achievements, Commitment, Accountability; WHO Civil Society Working Group for NCDs Meeting; Jamaican Doctor, Peter Figueroa, Recognized As Health Leader at World Health Assembly; Jamaican Government on Mission to Ensure All Have Access to Timely Healthcare; Open Letter to the Government of Barbados From the Barbados Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition; HCC Congratulates Professor T. Alafia Samuels on Her Selection as a One Health Lancet Commissioner; Switch It Up, Protect Our Children PSA; Belize Cancer Society Annual Cancer Awareness Month; PAHO Receives Award From the World Hypertension League for Its Efforts to Address Hypertension in the Americas; STRiDE Jamaica! (Strengthening Responses to Dementia in Developing Countries) Newsletter; Soda Taxes Work in Cutting Consumption, US Study Find; Chocolate, Chips and Hamburgers Among ‘Ultra-Processed’ Foods Linked to Early Death; Chief Medical Officer Considers Recommending Tax on Unhealthy Food in the UK; New Coalition Name!; COP Scorecard; The American Heart Association Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Data Grant Portfolio; New Funding Opportunity from the LINKS Initiative; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Fothcoming Events Read more….

May 27th 2019
Featured: HCC Publishes a Technical Brief to Prepare CARICOM Countries for the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage; The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB), Launches its “Switch It Up” Mass Media Campaign; What’s Law Got to Do With It?; HCC President Elected to the Board of the NCD Alliance; Webinar: The Road to, and Beyond, the UN High Level Meetings on NCDs: The Caribbean Civil Society Perspective – Sir Trevor Hassell, HCC President News: 72nd World Health Assembly 2019 (WHA72); World Hypertension Day, 2019; Community on Women and NCDs Webinar; NCDs An Economic Burden – Dr. Tufton; Cayman Islands Cancer Registry Seeks to Tackle Stigma; Fruit Juices Are Just As Bad for You As Sugary Soda; In Landmark Case, Brazil Sues Top Tobacco Firms to Recover Public Health Costs; May 31, World No Tobacco Day 2019; Heart & Stroke Foundation President to Help Set WHO Hypertension Guidelines; These Foods Are Increasing Your Risk for Cancer – What to Eat Instead; Ultra-Processed Diets Cause Excess Calorie Intake and Weight Gain; COP Scorecard; The American Heart Association Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Data Grant Portfolio; New Funding Opportunity from the LINKS Initiative; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Fothcoming Events Read more….

May 7th – May 12th 2019
Featured: HCC and Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Childhood Obesity Project Highlights; Webinar: The Road to, and Beyond, the UN High Level Meetings on NCDs: The Caribbean Civil Society Perspective – Sir Trevor Hassell, HCC President; HCC Childhood Obesity Prevention Webinar Series News: Saint Lucia Steps Up Efforts to Stop Tobacco Use; May 31, World No Tobacco Day 2019: Tobacco and Lung Health; Petersfield Primary Jamaica Moves Club Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Choices; PAHO Director Advocates for More Prevention and Promotion of NCDs During Visit to St. Lucia; Study Uncovers How Coca-Cola Influences Science Research; NOURISHING Policy Database Has Been Updated; As Alcohol Use Is Projected to Keep Rising, Countries Fall Short of Their Promise to Protect Their People; The Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network (Echorn) Team Has Been Chosen for the Team Science Award by the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (Acts); Fox Chase Cancer Center Researcher Extends Cancer Control Collaborations Into the Caribbean; Obesity News From Across the Globe; COP Scorecard; The American Heart Association Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Data Grant Portfolio; New Funding Opportunity from the LINKS Initiative; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Fothcoming Events Read more….

April 28th – May 4th 2019
Featured: Diabetes Prevention and Care Year-Long Mass Media Campaign Planned by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS); HCC Childhood Obesity Prevention Webinar Series News: Jamaica Cabinet to Deliberate Draft Nutrition Policy for Schools; ‘Healthy Schools’ Project to Raise Diabetes Awareness Among Students; Jamaicans Encouraged to Get Tested for Diabetes; WHO Experts Confirm Breastfeeding Protects Against Child Obesity; Programme Officer – Tobacco Control, Jamaica; Join the HCC Facebook Group; Commuting By Car Is Killing You So Cycle Instead, Suggests New Obesity Study; Could a Popular Food Ingredient Raise the Risk for Diabetes and Obesity?; Obesity and Depression ‘Hand-in-Hand’ In Children; Obesity: How to Help Your Child Eat Healthily; Eating More Rice Could Help Fight Obesity, Study Suggests; Has Leeds Cracked the Obesity Problem?; COP Scorecard; Lake Health and Wellbeing Newsletter; The American Heart Association Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Data Grant Portfolio; New Funding Opportunity from the LINKS Initiative; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

April 19th – April 27th 2019
Featured: HCC Launches Childhood Obesity Prevention Webinar Series News: HCC Director Talks About Obesity in the Caribbean at Food Systems and Inequality Forum in Santiago, Chile; Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB) Launch Water Cooler Distribution Project; WHO Urges More Physical Activities and Less Screentime for Children; “Added Sugar” Labels Could Pay for Themselves and Prevent Nearly a Million Cases of Disease; Sagicor Launches the Estates at St George Adult Active Lifestyle Community; More Women at Risk – The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB); The Globalization of Fast Food, Public Health and Why We Should Have an Eye on Jamaica; NCD Alliance’s First Webinar of the New Advocacy Institute Webinar Series; Obesity News From Across the Globe; Join the New HCC Facebook Group; The American Heart Association Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Data Grant Portfolio; New Funding Opportunity from the LINKS Initiative; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

April 14th – April 18th 2019
Featured: Preventing Childhood Obesity in the Caribbean Webinar Series News: Afro-Trinidadian Males at Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer; Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB) Childhood Obesity Champions Empowered With Social Media Training; NIA’s Health Promotion Unit Hails 2019 MyHealthyPlate Junior Chef Competition Successful;Jamaica Health Minister Calls for More Applied Research; WHO Releases First Guideline on Digital Health Interventions;Achieving Sugar Reduction Targets Could Cut Child Obesity and Healthcare Costs; Web-Based Consultation on the Draft Global Strategy Towards the Elimination of Cervical Cancer; Join the New HCC Facebook Group; How to Diagnose Hypertension; The American Heart Association Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Data Grant Portfolio; New Funding Opportunity from the LINKS Initiative; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; NCD Alliance Newsletter; SCI Update; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

April 7th – April 13th 2019
Featured: The Trio of Climate Change; Failure to Feed Ourselves With Failure to Eat What We Grow; and Crime, Violence and Illicit Drug Use, Represent an Existential Threat to Our Country, Intertwined As They Are With the Threat Posed by NCDs. News: The Third Meeting of the Barbados Childhood Obesity Coalition; Health Minister Deyalsingh Launches ‘TT Moves’; Commit to Change: Health Week Launched in Bermuda; HCC Civil Society Action Plan 2017-2021: Preventing Childhood Obesity in the Caribbean – Webinar Series; Human Chain Formed to Celebrate World Health Day; The Task Force on Fiscal Policy for Health Calls for Increase in Excise Taxes on Tobacco, Alcohol and Sugary Beverages; Discussions on Managing Conflict of Interest in NCD Prevention and Control in the Caribbean; Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados Appoints Michelle Daniel As Their New CEO; Jamaica State Minister Terrelonge Urges Children to Safeguard Their Health; World Obesity Convenes High-Level Stakeholder Meetings; Join the New HCC Facebook Group; Preparing an Individual for Blood Pressure Measurement; The American Heart Association Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Data Grant Portfolio; New Funding Opportunity from the LINKS Initiative; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; NCD ALliance Newsletter; UICC Advocacy Network – April Update; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

April 1st – April 6th 2019
Featured: World Health Day Sunday April 7, 2019 News: HPV Vaccine Linked to ‘Dramatic’ Drop in Cervical Disease; Jamaica Secures US$100 Million From IDB to Fight NCDs; Health Ministry Gears Up for Salt, Fats, Alcohol Fight; HCC Civil Society Action Plan 2017-2021: Preventing Childhood Obesity in the Caribbean – Webinar Series; Caribbean Nurses Certified in Paediatric Cancer Care; Call for Higher Sweet Drink Tax; CIBC FirstCaribbean Increases Annual Donation to Cancer Organizations Across Bahamas; Unhealthy Diets Now Kill More People Than Tobacco and High Blood Pressure, Study Finds; Parents Being Misled Over Kids’ Snacks; Women Outlive Men: Where and Why; HCC Member Lake Health and Wellbeing Becomes a Member of St Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards Technical Committee for Labelling; Why is Hypertension Important?; Even One Drink a Day Increases Stroke Risk, Study Finds; Join the New HCC Facebook Group; San Francisco Moves to Ban E-Cigarettes Until Health Effects Known; Lake Health and Wellbeing Newsletter; New Funding Opportunity from the LINKS Initiative; PAHO Alcohol and Health Webinar Series 2019; The American Heart Association Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Data Grant Portfolio; Key Messages From Our Publications; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

March 26th – March 31st 2019
Featured: Sharjah Declaration on NCDs for Children News: Managing Conflict of Interest in the Caribbean; HCC Childhood Obesity Webinar Series; Vegetable Harvest at Gambier Primary School, Bahamas; The Bahamas Healthy Lifestyles Team (HaLT) Setup Their First School Vegetable Garden; Physician Groups Call for Taxes and Regulations on Kids’ Access to Sugary Drinks; Obesity-Prevention Efforts by No Means Diluted; Screening Important Says Cancer Support Services President; Join the New HCC Facebook Group; Doctors Get Training in Early Detection of Heart Diseases; Antigua and Barbuda Looking to Become Region’s First Wellness Destination; Stressful Life Events Tied to Heart Disease in Older Black Women; New Funding Opportunity from the LINKS Initiative; Children’s Chances of Surviving Cancer Less Than 30% in Poor Nations – Study; Obesity News from Across the Globe; PAHO Alcohol and Health Webinar Series 2019; The American Heart Association Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Data Grant Portfolio; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; NCD Alliance Newsletter; COPS; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

March 17th – March 25th 2019
Featured: HCC NCD Youth Advocates Represent the Caribbean at Global NCD Forum on Children and Youth in Sharjah News: Big Win for Bermuda: Sugar Tax of 75% on Target for on April 1 and Chocolate Bars Added to the List; Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados Op Ed on Childhood Obesity and NCDs; New Study Links Higher Sugary Drink Consumption With Increased Risk of Death; Join the New HCC Facebook Group; Noncommunicable Diseases Among Women: A ‘Slow Motion Disaster’; High-Risk HPV Testing Coming to Public Health Facilities in Trinidad and Tobago; Barbados PM Push for Healthier Options on Menus; The Caribbean – Change of Diet; Heart Disease and Depression: Scientists Find Missing Link; Obesity News from Across the Globe; How Flavoured Water Got Britain’s Juices Flowing as a Healthy Alternative to Sugary Fizzy Drinks; Sitting Disease: Too Much Sitting at Your Office Desk is The New Smoking; PAHO Alcohol and Health Webinar Series 2019; ECHORN/Yale TCC Webinar: Developmental Origins of Non-Communicable Diseases: Can Early Life Interventions Change the Story?; The American Heart Association Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Data Grant Portfolio; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; NCD Alliance News Letter; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

March 8th – March 16th 2019
Featured: Barbadians Looking for Government to Take Action on Childhood Obesity News: Bermuda Minister of Health Defends Sugar Tax; 81 per Cent of Jamaicans Support a Tax on Sugary Drinks; Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) Facebook Live and Twitter Chat on the Sugar Tax;# Christopher Tufton – Diluting Sugar; 87% of Barbadians Will Die From Non-Communicable Diseases by 2030; Is Sugar the New Tobacco?; 7 Issues Gaining Momentum in Global Health; Community on Women and NCDs Webinar; CARPHA Meets with Regional Stakeholders to Discuss Post Market Surveillance for Medicines; Lancet Articles; Coca-Cola Admits It Produces 3 Million Tonnes of Plastic Packaging a Year; PAHO Alcohol and Health Webinar Series 2019; ECHORN/Yale TCC Webinar: Developmental Origins of Non-Communicable Diseases: Can Early Life Interventions Change the Story?; The American Heart Association Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Data Grant Portfolio; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

February 24th – March 8th 2019
Featured: International Women’s Day 2019; The Campaign Theme This Year Is #BalanceforBetter; HCC Executive Director Member of Steering Group for New Online Community on Women and NCDs; Celebrating Women Leaders in Science and Health News: CARICOM Member States discussing ‘HIGH IN’ Front of Package Labelling; Cervical Cancer Could Be Eliminated in Most Countries by 2100 According to New Research; The Heart Foundation of Jamaica Calls Upon the Government to Honour it’s Sugar Tax Commitment; Caribbean Fruits and Vegetables Infographics Now Available in Multi-paged Printable Versions; Barbados National Workplace Wellness Policy; BNR Celebrates 10 Years With Extravaganza; PAHO Alcohol and Health Webinar Series 2019; South Africa – Obesity – What’s in my food?; Cancer Support Services First PSA Screening for 2019; The Hidden Problem That Drives 100 Million People Into Poverty; The American Heart Association Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Data Grant Portfolio; Lake Health and Wellbeing Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

February 17th – February 23rd 2019
Featured: Caribbean Moves Towards Taxing of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages; Professor Fitzroy Henry Calls For Sugary Drinks Tax; Double the Tax on SSBs; Beyond the Call to Action Event Report Published News: Obesity Rising Among Students in Trinidad and Tobago; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard (COPS); Jamaica Moves Against Cancer; Sagicor Hosts ‘Go Red for Women’ Event; Barbados Moving To Place Nutritional Label Up Front; Three Years Into Soda Tax, Sugary Drink Consumption Down More Than 50 Percent in Berkeley, California; Obesity News from Across the Globe; HCC Consultancy Opportunity; Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
Programme Assistant – HSC; WHO: Advisor, Health Economics and Financing; University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

February 10th – February 16th 2019
Featured: Front-of-Package Labelling Takes Centre Stage at National Consultation on CARICOM Regional Labelling Standard for Prepackaged Foods in Barbados; Study Suggests Innovative Chilean Food Regulations Are Changing Food Perceptions, Norms, Behaviors News: HCC Consultancy Opportunity; Cervical Cancer Third Most Common Cancer Among Women In Latin America and The Caribbean; HaLT (HeAlthy Lifestyles Team) of the Cancer Society of The Bahamas Continue Their Mission for Better Health; Plain Packaging on Cigarette Packaging to Be Introduced in Singapore; Multisectoral Action Plans in the Caribbean; CARPHA and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Sign Agreement to Strengthen Regional Health Security; More Breast Cancer Research Needed for Susceptible Caribbean Populations, Study Says; Barbados ‘Off’ Sodas; St. Kitts & Nevis Will Use Taxes on Alcohol, Sugar Sweetened Beverages (SSBs) and Tobacco to Help Fund Universal Healthcare; Global Hearts Initiative Trinidad & Tobago; Coke Stock Has Worst Day in 10 Years; NCD Alliance: Bolstering Accountability Must Be Our New Year’s Resolution for 2019: 9 Tools to Help; Eating ‘Ultraprocessed’ Foods Accelerates Your Risk of Early Death, Study Says; Artificially Sweetened Drinks Linked to High Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke; Latest PAHO “Basic Indicators” Shed Light on Health Situation in the Americas; Interesting Reading; Obesity News from Across the Globe; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

February 5th – February 9th 2019
Featured: New Evidence Shows Barbados SSB Tax Is Working, but Also Suggests It Could Do Better: Implications for Designing SSB Taxes News: HCC Consultancy Opportunity; National Consultation on Prepackaged Food Standards; Jamaica to Receive Support From India to Combat NCDs; Belize Cancer Society World Cancer Day; More Breast Cancer Research Needed for Susceptible Caribbean Populations, Study Says; BNR Registry; Obesity News from Across the Globe; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; New United Nations Holiday, World Pulses Day; Key Messages From Our Publications; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; Forthcoming Events; HCC Publications Read more….

January 27th – February 4th 2019
Featured: World Cancer Day 2019; Let’s Eliminate Cervical Cancer; Read More About Our Award Winning Work in Cervical Cancer Prevention; CARPHA Media Release: Healthy Choices and Early Detection can Reduce Your Risk of Cancer; Cancer Organisations Across the Region; WCRF; The Lancet Global Health News: Sugar-Sweetened Beverage (SSB) Sales in Have Fallen in Barbados Since Introduction of 10% Tax on SSBs; Lancet Commission on Obesity – Report Launched; World Cancer Research Fund International Report; Caribbean Well Represented at The PMAC Conference: The Political Economy of NCDs; KPMG Donates Funds to the Barbados Cancer Society; Trinidad & Tobago Has a Big Problem and it’s Growing; Coca-Cola Tried to Influence CDC on Research and Policy; Obesity News from Across the Globe; Solutions for Non-communicable Disease Prevention and Control; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Lake Health and Wellbeing January Newsletter; Cervical Cancer Prevention Initiative New Brief; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; Forthcoming Events; Key Messages From Our Publications; HCC Publications Read more….

January 20th – January 26th 2019
Featured: Grenada National NCD Commission Hosts a National Consultation on Childhood Obesity; Youth and NCDs Art Contest Winner; Last Chance to Influence the CROSQ CARICOM Regional Labelling Standards National Consultations
News: The New Canada’s Food Guide; Public Sector Entities Implementing Wellness Programmes; World Cancer Day February 4th 2019; D-Foot Implementation Summit; The Global Commission on the Future of Work Calls for Fundamental Changes in Health at Work; Change to the Definition of Palliative Care; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Barbados Ministry of Health Calendar of Events 2019; WHO Publish Reports on NCDs; Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Diabetes Webinar; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; Key Messages From Our Publications; HCC Publications Read more….

January 13th – January 19th 2019
Featured: There is Still Time to Influence the CROSQ CARICOM Regional Labelling Standards National Consultations; Caribbean Making Bold Moves to Tackle Obesity – Two More Countries Announce Sugar Taxes News: 4,000 Adults To Take Part in the 2019 STEPS Health Survey in the Bahamas; Dominica Diabetes Association (DOMDA) Tackles Obesity; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Improve Diets Now for Better Personal and Planetary Health – Lancet Report; NCD’s High on the List of WHO Ten Threats to Global Health in 2019; Foods That Can Ward off Non-communicable Diseases; Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Diabetes Webinar; Specialist, Communications for Health Promotion; Trinidad & Tobago Dietary Assessment Study; Coca-Cola Influences China’s Obesity Policy, BMJ Report Says; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; Key Messages From Our Publications; HCC Publications Read more….

January 1st – January 12th 2019
Featured: CROSQ CARICOM Regional Labelling Standards National Consultations are Happening this Month News: Expert Forum – Sugar, Other Carbohydrates and Fats – Their Contributions to Obesity; Jamaica Drink Companies Urged to Speed Up Sugar-Reduction Process; Incoming CARICOM Chairman Commits to Combatting Chronic NCDs in 2019; WHO Study Likens Palm Oil Lobbying to Tobacco and Alcohol Industries; 12,000 Patients Seen as T&T North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) Keeps ‘Walking The Talk’; Healthy Me… Healthy You… Healthy T&T; What Does It Cost to Have a Non-Communicable Disease?; Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Diabetes Webinar; Junk Food Ad Ban on London Transport to Take Effect in February 2019; New Index Measures How Companies Are Doing to Help You Eat Healthier; Specialist, Communications for Health Promotion; Trinidad & Tobago Dietary Assessment Study; NCD Alliance Newsletter; My Healthy Caribbean School; Key Messages From Our Publications; HCC Publications Read more….

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