CARICOM View on NCDs on line

PM Douglas

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgtown, Guyana) The July to September edition of the on-line Publication, CARICOM view focuses on Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases and CARICOM’s untiring and aggressive response to these “killer diseases.” Titled, Let us Unite to Fight Chronic -Non-Communicable Diseases, the CARICOM View uses the flashback technique to present a range of conversational – and in some instances scholarly – voices to trace the journey from the Historic Heads of Government Summit on NCDs held in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on 15 September 2007 to the landmark United Nations High level Meeting on Chronic NCDs held in New York on 19-20 September.

The editorial has been authored by CARICOM Chairman and Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, the Hon. Dr Denzil Douglas who also has responsibility for Human Resource Development, Health and HIV AIDS in the Quasi Cabinet of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community.

He underscored the socio-economic impact of NCDs on Small Island Developing States , lauded the efforts of CARICOM for having planted the issue on the global agenda and challenged the Community to continue the fight beyond the High Level Meeting.

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