The Healthy Caribbean Coalition

April 24th - April 30th 2015


FHADIMAC Launches the first Diabetic Foot Clinic in Haiti

On Friday April 24th, 2015, Fondation Haitienne de Diabète et de Maladies Cardio-Vasculaires (FHADMIC) opened the doors of the first Diabetic Foot Clinic in Haiti. Project Manager, Dr. Regine Lefevre, gave the HCC BPCCA I (link to project page) project team a tour during their visit. Click on the link below as Dr. Lefevre and FHADIMAC Vice President, Dr. Philippe Larco, discuss the new clinic.
FHADIMAC Launches the first Diabetic Foot Clinic in Haiti
For more about FHADIMAC visit their website here


United Nations Interagency Task Force (UNIATF) on the Prevention and Control of NCDs in Barbados

UNIATF on the Prevention and Control of NCDs in Barbados
In September 2011, Heads of State and Government adopted the Political Declaration on NCDs at the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly.  Subsequently, in July 2013, the UN Secretary-General established the United Nations Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of NCDs.
The aim of the task force is to ensure a coherent UN System response to scale up technical assistance in support of national efforts to address NCDs in line with the Global NCD Action. Read more

Food Revolution Day 2015: Join the campaign!

Food Revolution Day 2015: Join the campaign!
Food Revolution Day will be celebrated on 15 May 2015. It is a global campaign by Jamie Oliver to put compulsory practical food education back on the school curriculum and raise awareness about the global obesity epidemic. "We’re currently facing a global obesity epidemic, 42 million children under the age of five are either overweight or obese across the world and NCDs, which include diet-related diseases, are the worlds biggest killers. The bottom line is the next generation will live shorter lives than their parents if nothing is done to rectify these alarming stats", said Oliver. Read more
Globe-athon to End Women's Cancers 2014
Video capturing worldwide events from Globe-athon 2014 watch here

The World Heart Federation's Vision for Worldwide Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

An article laying out WHF's vision was published in the Lancet on 16 April. It expands on the following to provide a list of nine steps to help reach the 25x25 goal:
  1. Coalitions and partnerships
  2. Health-information systems
  3. Tobacco control & hypertension/secondary prevention
  4. Integrated care
  5. Access to drugs
  6. Knowledge translation and implementation
  7. Engaging civil society
  8. Transfer of expertise
  9. Large population studies
Read more

Exciting Opportunity with the HCC
POSDEVAL Information and Communications Officer - Based in Barbados

Position Summary
The Information and Communications Officer will be a part-time post based at the Healthy Caribbean Coalition Secretariat in Barbados. The individual will be required to work closely with CARPHA Communication department, the Regional Health Communication Network (RHCN), CARICOM and PAHO, to research, prepare, and disseminate information pertinent to the Port of Spain Evaluation (POSDEVAL). Read more

New Report Shows Youth are Key to Tackling Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Africa

New Report Shows Youth are Key to Tackling Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Africa
Establishing healthy behaviours among young Africans could help stem a looming regional epidemic of non-communicable diseases like cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and chronic respiratory conditions, according to a newly launched Population Reference Bureau (PRB) report. Read more
You can download the related documents directly from th elinks below:

Curacao Heart Foundation  BLS, CPR & AED Courses

Courses for BLS for Healthcare Providers May 28th
Heartsavers CPR & AED May 29th 2015
Read more

Research Capacity-Building Workshop

Research Capacity-Building Workshop
Improving Chronic Disease in the Caribbean through Evidence-Based Behavioral and Social Interventions. Bridgetown, Barbados July 21-23, 2015 Applications now being accepted through May 11, 2015. Read more
Dr Maristela G. Monteiro
Healthy Caribbean in partnership with CARIAD invite you to a CARIBAPAN Webinar, Thursday May 14th 2014, 10-11am (Eastern Time - Check the timing of the webinar in your timezone on the registration form)

Presented by Dr Maristela G. Monteiro, Senior Advisor Alcohol and Substance Abuse Pan American Health Organization. Read More and Register
CSS Conference 2015

NCDFREE Comedy Part 7

Sandro and Charlie sit down over a 'healthy' lunch to evaluate how the comedy series has gone. Watch here
CARPHA Conference
WHA 2015: Placing NCDs in the spotlight; We want to hear from you! Independent Review of the NCD Alliance; Financing for Development and the Post-2015 Agenda; Food Revolution Day 2015

Tell Tale Signs of Lung Cancer

Get to-the-point info on symptoms, new drugs, and thriving after a diagnosis.
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HCC News Roundup Archive - If you have missed any of our News Roundups you can view previous Roundups on our News Roundup Archive webpage here.
The HCC is a regional network of Caribbean health NGOs and civil society organizations with the remit to combat chronic diseases (NCDs) and their associated risk factors and conditions. Our membership presently consists of more than 50 Caribbean-based health NGOs and over 55 not-for-profit organisations and, in excess of 200 individual members based in the Caribbean and across the globe.

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