2018 was another great year for the HCC.

We congratulate our members, partners and supporters on another successful year in the fight against NCDs. 

Thank you for your support in 2‌018!

Lets continue our great work together in 2‌019.
On September 27th, 2018, the day of the 3rd United Nations High-Level Meeting on NCDs and in celebration of 10 years of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition, we launched our 10 Year Anniversary Report - Celebrating 10 Years of a Civil Society Regional Response to the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases in the Caribbean.
HCC 10 Year Anniversary Report
Take a scroll through the Roundups below and revisit the news and events that took place in 2018.
January 2018
HCC Kicks Off CDB Grant CSO Capacity Workshops in Barbados
January 2018
Tara Lisa Persaud (right) chatting with Donna Da Costa Martinez, Chair of the Trinidad & Tobago NCD Alliance, at the Global NCD Alliance Forum in Sharjah
January 2018
Participants in the CSO Capacity Building Workshop in the Bahamas
January 1st - January 12th
Featured: HCC Kicks Off CDB Grant CSO Capacity Workshops in Barbados News: Learning from Each Other: Barbados National NCD Commission Hosts the National Chronic Non-Communicable Disease Commission of Grenada  Read more

January 13th - January 19th
Featured: Reflections on Sharjah - What the World is Doing; Cancer Prevention and Control in the Caribbean News: UTech, Jamaica Scientific Symposium Presents Compelling Evidence for Introduction of Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages; New UK Health Forum Casebook Includes Commentary - A Perspective from the Caribbean Read more

January 20th - January 26th
Featured: CDB Grant Funded CSO Capacity Building Workshops Continue in the Bahamas News: World Cancer Day 4th February 2018; Grenada Cancer Society - Cancer Awareness Seminar; NCD Alliance UNHLM Campaign Goals and Priorities; Health Minister Commended for Setting Up Food Industry Task Force Read more
February 2018
February 2018
(Left to right) Dr. Damian Greaves, Chair of the Grenada NNCDC, Dr. Joseph Childers, Provost at St. George’s University, The Hon. Nickolas Steele, Minister for Health, Social Security and International Business, Grenada and Sir Trevor Hassell, HCC President & Chair of the Barbados National Commission on CNCDs
February 2018
February 2018
January 27th - February 3rd
Featured: World Cancer Day 4th February 2018 News: A Big Fat Loss for Trinidad and Tobago, Childhood Obesity Rates Double in Five Years; Heart Foundation Concerned About Marketing Unhealthy Food to Children Read more

February 4th - February 16th
Featured: Grenada National NCD Commission Hosts 1-day Retreat to Revitalise the Commission and Chart a Strategic Path Forward; Centre for CardioMetabolic Disease and Cancer Research in the Caribbean Launched News: HCC Communications and Advocacy Officer; Are you Drinking Yourself Sick? The Campaign Continues  Read more

February 17th - February 23rd
Featured: HCC Applauds it’s Long-Term Partner Sagicor on the Launch of an Innovative Wellness Initiative with a Fully Equipped, Professionally Staffed Mobile Medical Unit; Healthy Workplaces in the Caribbean News: HCC Communications and Advocacy Officer  Read more
March 2018
March 2018
March 2018
February 24th - March 8th
Featured: HCC Celebrates International Women’s Day with a Look Back at Our Work in Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control News: World Diabetes Foundation Youth Innovation Lab; CSOs Preparing for Action to Prevent Childhood Obesity  Read more

March 9th - March 16th
Featured: World Salt Awareness Week 2018; Heart Foundation of Jamaica Tackling Obesity Head On News: Anguilla Release the STEPS Survey Report; High-level Meeting to Explore Mechanisms to Better Use the Law to Address NCDs; PAHO Health in All Policies Read more

March 17th - March 23rd
Featured: Childhood Obesity Prevention Petition News: Introducing HCC’s Newest Team Member; PAHO Assists with Plan of Action for Dominica School Nutrition Policy; Schools a Health Threat Instead of Place of Safety; HCC Featured in NCD Alliance Video Read more
April 2018
April 2018
March 31st - April 6th
Featured: Joint High Level Session of the Permanent Council of the OAS and the Inter-American Council for Integral Development News: Support Reduction of Childhood Obesity; Childhood Obesity Prevention Petition  Read more

April 7th - April 13th
Featured: The Bahamas and Belize Set the Pace News: St. Lucia Health Minister Wants National Support for Soda Ban in Schools; Taking the Lead in Global Health Initiatives; Nutrition Unit Embarks on Schools Health Campaign  Read more

April 14th - April 20th
Featured: The Caribbean NCD Forum; NCD Alliance Launch ENOUGH NCDs Campaign Website News: Childhood Obesity Prevention Petition; Sugar Made Us, But Now it’s Killing Us; Jamaica Moves Celebrates First Anniversary  Read more

April 21st - April 28th
Featured: Caribbean Coming Together Around the 3rd UN High Level Meeting on NCDs; Open Letter to Hon. Andrew Holness News: Childhood Obesity Call to Action Launched in Jamaica; Caribbean CSOs Come Together to Fight Childhood Obesity Read more
May 2018
May 2018
On Tuesday, May 1, a Lawsuit Filed Against the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) by Wisynco Group Limited was Withdrawn.
April 29th - May 3rd
Featured: Public Health Prevails in Jamaica – On Tuesday, May 1, the Lawsuit Filed Against the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) by Wisynco Group Limited was Withdrawn. News: World Heart Federation Support Childhood Obesity Prevention Call to Action; Barbadians Sign to Reduce Childhood Obesity Read more
May 2018
HCC - Caribbean Civil Society HLM3 Priorities
May 4th - May 11th
Featured: HCC Launches Caribbean Civil Society HLM3 Priorities; Civil Society Brief Informed COFCOR High Level Meeting NCD Deliberations News: Heart Foundation of Jamaica Campaign Creating National Buzz Over Sugary Drinks Read more

May 12th - May 18th
Featured: The 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge; WHO Senior Advisor for HLM3 Appointed for CARICOM! News: World Hypertension Day May 2018; May Measurement Month; TooMuchJunk Read more

May 19th - May 27th
Featured: The Caribbean at the 71st World Health Assembly; Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge; NCD Alliance Newsletter; HCC Youth Advocate Shines at the WHA; Jamaica Moves Initiative Features at WHA71; Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting 2018 News: HCC Supports WHO Call to Action on Cervical Cancer  Read more

May 28th - May 31st
Featured: World No Tobacco Day - Thursday 31 May 2018; Political Momentum for NCDs Growing as Landmark Resolution on NCDs to be Approved at the OAS General Assembly News: WHO to Launch Report on Non Communicable Diseases June 1st Read more
June 2018
June 2018
June 1st - June 8th
Featured: HCC and it’s Members Join more than 200 CSO’s Worldwide in Support of the NCD Alliance ‘Time to Deliver 2018’ Statement on the UNHLM on NCDs; Time to deliver: Report of the WHO Independent High-Level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases News: Jamaica Government to Implement Policy to Reduce Sugary Drinks in Schools  Read more
June 2018
Dr the Honourable Christopher Tufton MP, Minister of Health of Jamaica
June 2018
 Sagicor Life Inc. Reaffirms its Commitment to the HCC
June 9th - June 15th
Featured: HCC OPEN LETTER: TO DR. THE HONOURABLE CHRISTOPHER TUFTON MP, MINISTER OF HEALTH OF JAMAICA; NCD Child and HCC Youth Advocate Partner up to Push NCD Agenda and the HLM3 News: ‘Stop! Yuh TOO Sweet’ Campaign To Combat Childhood Obesity Launched in Barbados  Read more

June 16th - June 22nd
Featured: Sagicor Life Inc. Reaffirms its Commitment to the HCC; Building Momentum - Lessons on Implementing Evidence-informed Nutrition Policy News: Look Who’s Signed the Childhood Obesity Call to Action; Guyana National NCD Commission Study Tour to Barbados  Read more 

June 23rd - June 29th
Featured: HCC OPEN LETTER TO CARICOM HEADS OF GOVERNMENT; HCC Launches its HLM3 Enough Campaign; Voices From Across the Caribbean; UN Interactive Hearing on NCDs Next Week; Guyana Committed to Strengthening the Region’s only Presidential NCD Commission; Guyana Political Leadership Commit to Action against Childhood Obesity News: Regional Media Called to Action Read more
July 2018
July 2018
July 2018
The Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
June 30th - July 9th
Featured: CARICOM Heads Commit to Walk the Talk to the HLM Sept 27.18; HCC OPEN CONGRATULATORY LETTER IN RESPONSE TO THE OFFICIAL COMMUNIQUE; The Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM); Civil Society Says Enough is Enough and Calls for a Strong HLM3 Political Document News: HLM3 Enough Social Media Campaign Read more
July 2018
Heart Foundation of Jamaica provides more Water Access points at Jessie Ripoll Primary
July 10th - July 14th
Featured: Heart Foundation of Jamaica Encourages Kids to Drink More Water!!; Lake Health and Wellbeing Childhood Obesity Podcasts News: Ministry of Public Health of Guyana Receives WHO ‘No Tobacco’ Day Award; Guyana’s Tobacco Control Act: One Year On  Read more
July 2018
July 15th - July 27th
Featured: Civil Society Leads the Charge to Start a National Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition in Barbados; Preparation of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition 10-Year Anniversary Report News: Request for Expression of Interest; Antigua & Barbuda Tobacco Control Bill Passed After Debate in the Lower House Read more
August 2018
July 28th - August 6th
Featured: NCD Alliance Statement of Concern; Belize Cancer Society ‘Healthier Choices’ Campaign; Preparation of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition 10-Year Anniversary Report News: Request for Expression of Interest; HCC Consultancy Opportunity: Mapping of the Caribbean Food and Beverage Industry  Read more
August 2018
HCC Obesity Prevention Fact Sheets
August 6th - August 11th
Featured: HCC Launch Obesity Prevention Fact Sheets; NCD Alliance: Draft Political Declaration for UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs Lacks Strength and Ambition Required to Avoid a Preventable Global Health Crisis; Preparation of the HCC 10 Year Anniversary Report News: From Birth to Beyond: A Discussion on Childhood Obesity Read more

August 12th - August 19th
Featured: Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB) - Childhood Obesity Public Lecture: From Birth to Beyond; The Breastfeeding and Child Nutrition Foundation of Barbados (BCNF) Childhood Obesity Joint Stakeholder Meeting; Consultancy Opportunity - Mapping of the Caribbean Food Industry News: Fighting Fat: Health Agencies Considering Plans to Reverse Child Obesity Read more
August 2018
HCC 'Let’s get the Heads to New York' social media campaign
August 20th - August 26th
Featured: Countdown to the 3rd UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs; NCD Alliance Calendar of Side Events at the UNHLM; NCD Alliance Global Week for Action on NCDs; No Safe Level of Alcohol, New Study Concludes News: Caribbean Wellness Day 2018 - Saturday September 8th  Read more
August 2018
August 27th - August 31st
Featured: Caribbean NCD Forum Report; It’s Time to Say ENOUGH – NCD Alliance Global Week for Action on NCDs; CARICOM Heads Walk the Talk; NCD Alliance Calendar of Side Events at the UNHLM News: Jamaica Minister of Health Takes Health and Wellness Message to Parents and Schools Read more
September 2018
September 2018
Caribbean Wellness Day 2018 - Saturday September 8th
Healthy Communities: Preserving the Workforce
Be healthy, stay healthy .... it's your job
September 1st - September 8th
Featured: Caribbean Wellness Day 2018 – Saturday September 8th; Caribbean Wellness Day: Events from Across the Region News: 3 Weeks to go until the UNHLM on NCDs; Caribbean NCD Forum Report; Launch of New Global Estimates on Levels of Physical Activity in Adults Read more

September 9th - September 17th
Featured: 10 Days until the UNHLM on NCDs; About the Third UN High-level Meeting on NCDs (2018); Week for Action Energizes NCD Community Ahead of HLM on NCDs News: Jamaica Obesity Prevention Public Opinion Survey; Dr Christopher Tufton – Our Kids Are Sweet Enough  Read more
September 2018
September 18th - September 26th
Featured: The 3rd UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs is Tomorrow; Moving Caribbean People Towards Healthier Lives: Step it Up!’; Barbados Minister of Health, Hon. Colonel Jeffrey Bostic and HCC Youth Advocate, Daniel Alleyne Speak at UNGA World Obesity Federation Side Event; Civil Society Briefing Kicks Off UNGA for NCDs; Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton Will Launch Caribbean Moves at the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Read more
October 2018
October 2018
(L to R) Sir George Alleyne, Director Emeritus, PAHO and Patron of the HCC, the Hon. Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Hon. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Hon. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Hon Allen Chastanet, Prime Minsiter of St. Lucia, the Hon. Gaston Browne, Prime Minsiter of Antigua and Barbuda and Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General and CEO of CARICOM
September 27th - October 6th
Featured: Caribbean Moves Officially Launched at a Special CARICOM Breakfast Meeting at the 3rd UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs; The HCC applauds the CARICOM Heads of Government for attending the 3rd UNHLM on NCDs; UNHLM Media Coverage; NCD Child/HCC/HSFB Youth Advocate Shares His Vision to End Childhood Obesity News: HCC Applauds the Government of Bermuda on the Introduction of the First Phase of a Sugar Tax  Read more
October 2018
My Healthy Caribbean School
October 2018
Childhood Obesity Scorecard
October 11th - World Obesity Day 2018
In celebration of World Obesity Day 2018 HCC launches My Healthy Caribbean School and Childhood Obesity Scorecard; HCC also recognises the World Obesity Day theme this year of End Weight Stigma. Read more

October 12th - October 21st
Featured: Spotlight on Youth Voices and Mental Health. My Mind Our Humanity; Tackling Breast Cancer One Cell at a Time News: ‘Barbados Moves’ Initiative Launched; The Heart Foundation of Jamaica Launch Phase Three of Their Obesity Prevention Campaign; Obesity on the Rise Among Caribbean Women  Read more
October 2018
HCC Caribbean Fruits and Vegetables Infographics
October 22nd - October 27th
Featured: Caribbean Fruits and Vegetables Infographics; Third General Assembly (GA) of the HCC News: Sagicor Life Inc. Recognises HCC’s 10th Anniversary; HCC 10 Year Anniversary Report; HCC Our Views Our Voices Technical Advisor Tara Lisa Persaud Featured in New Report by the NCD Alliance  Read more
October 2018
HCC Executive Director Maisha Hutton and President, Sir Trevor Hassell present Sagicor Life CEO, Ed Clarke with HCC’s 10th Anniversary Report while accepting an anniversary gift from Sagicor Life Inc.
November 2018
November 2018
October 28th - November 6th
Featured: Youth & NCDs Art Contest 2018; Third General Assembly (GA) of the HCC; News: NCD Alliance New brief: A Breath of Fresh Air; Survey As Government of Bahamas Takes Steps To Boost Health  Read more

November 7th - November 11th
Featured: 3rd Caribbean Alcohol Reduction Day (CARD) 2018; Youth & NCDs Art Contest 2018; HCC Appoints New Board of Directors for 2018/19 News: World Diabetes Day 2018 – November 14th; WHO and the World Obesity Federation Taking Action on Childhood Obesity  Read more
November 2018
Participants in the Youth Moderated Session, at the Beyond the Call to Action Event
November 12th - November 20th
Featured: BEYOND THE CALL TO ACTION EVENT: Towards School Policies in Support of Childhood Obesity Prevention; United Nations Universal Children’s Day; World Children’s Day, November 20th; 3rd Caribbean Alcohol Reduction Day (CARD) 2018; Youth & NCDs Art Contest 2018 News: Grenada PM Planning to Cut Back on Sale of Alcohol to Teenagers Read more
November 2018
November 29th
3rd Annual Caribbean Alcohol Reduction Day: Youth Let's Talk About Alcohol. Supported by our partners PAHO, CARPHA, CARICOM Secretariat and the UWI Open Campus.  Read more
December 2018
December 2018
Pierre Cooke Jnr.
(Photo: Studio Studio, Carl Blenman)
December 1st - December 11th
Featured: Youth Reflections on Beyond the Call to Action, Childhood Obesity Prevention Meeting; Childhood Obesity Prevention Call to Action Ends; Call to Action PSA News: 3rd Caribbean Alcohol Reduction Day (CARD) 2018; Sugary Drink Ban Will Hit School-Gate Vendors, Too  Read more
December 2018
December 12th - December 18th
Featured: CROSQ CARICOM Regional Labelling Standards National Consultations; Pan American Journal of Public Health - Thematic Issue: Ten Years of the Port of Spain Declaration on NCDs News: Jamaica Producers (JP) Group, in Support of the Government’s Mandate of Providing Healthier Meals for Students  Read more
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