Copy
Join the Call to Action
Share
Tweet
Forward
Please share the HCC News Roundup with your colleagues, friends and wider network
ENOUGH NCDs

August 20th - August 26th 2018

Feature

Countdown to the 3rd UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs

With only one month to go until the 3rd UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs, 43 Heads of Government and State are confirmed (according to the NCD Alliance as at 21st August 2018). This is already more than the 34 Heads that attended the 2011 HLM and a significant improvement from the zero that attended in 2014.

According to the NCDA, 5 Heads from CARICOM have officially confirmed attendance: The Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis and St Vincent and the Grenadines. This number may be higher. 

HCC is now releasing another set of social media campaign graphics for civil society organisations to use in their advocacy to encourage CARICOM Heads of Government and State to stand united with Heads from across the globe at the UN HLM3 in New York on September 27th.  

We also have an updated template letter which can be sent to your Head of Government/State as well as other campaign graphics.

Please visit our dedicated HLM3 here.

Let’s get the Heads to New York! 
Heads of Government Campaign
Get the graphics here

NCD Alliance Calendar of Side Events at the UNHLM

NCD Alliance Calendar of Side Events at the UNHLM

NCD Alliance Global Week for Action on NCDs

NCD Alliance Global Week for Action on NCDs
GLOBAL WEEK OF ACTION FOR NCDs
WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?
Please let us know your plans for this important week of action.
Email us at hcc@healthycaribbean.org

No Safe Level of Alcohol, New Study Concludes

No Safe Level of Alcohol, New Study Concludes
The study, published in the international medical journal The Lancet, shows that in 2016, nearly 3 million deaths globally were attributed to alcohol use, including 12 percent of deaths in males between the ages of 15 and 49.

"The health risks associated with alcohol are massive," said Dr. Emmanuela Gakidou of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington and the senior author of the study. "Our findings are consistent with other recent research, which found clear and convincing correlations between drinking and premature death, cancer, and cardiovascular problems. Zero alcohol consumption minimizes the overall risk of health loss." Gakidou is a professor of health metrics sciences at the UW School of Medicine, and of global health at the UW School of Public Health.
The Lancet Study
Related Media: 
News

Caribbean Wellness Day 2018 - Saturday September 8th

Be healthy, stay healthy .... it's your job
Caribbean Wellness Day 2018
The CARICOM Heads of Summit on Chronic Diseases in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, September 2007, established Caribbean Wellness Day. Caribbean Wellness Day (CWD) is observed every year on the second Saturday of September. Inaugurated in 2008, CWD is an annual event which provides an opportunity to increase the awareness of the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) burden in the Caribbean; mobilise and strengthen public, private, and civil society partnerships for NCDs; promote multi country, multisectoral activities in support of wellness; and showcase national and community level activities to promote healthy living and encourage residents to develop good health practices.

For the period 2016–2019 CWD has been aligned with the Port of Spain Declaration - NCDs Agenda, as part of the Caribbean Cooperation in Health (CCH). The overall theme is Love That Body within the lifecycle approach. 2018 focuses on adults - "Healthy Communities: Preserving the Workforce," with the slogan "Be healthy, stay healthy ... its your Job."
Read more
CWD 2018
St Kitts & Nevis: Maintaining a Healthy Workforce through Movement and Diet
St Kitts & Nevis: Caribbean Wellness Day walk
Barbados: Caribbean Wellness Day
CWD St Kitts & Nevis
CWD St Kitts & Nevis
CWD Barbados
#toomuchjunk

The TooMuchJunk Call to Action Took to the Airwaves in the Bahamas and Barbados this Week

Capital HD
HCC’s Communications and Advocacy Officer for Childhood Obesity Prevention, Francine Charles (right) seen here discussing the  Call to Action on Capital HD radio in Barbados. Thanks to Big George (left) and the team at Capital HD for supporting the fight against Childhood Obesity.
HOT 91.7
Shanel Adderley, Dr. Catherine Conliffe,  Dr. Valencia Johnson and Ms Brinique Gibson promoting the CTA on HOT 91.7 in the Bahamas
Who's Signed
Even Marvel and DC Super Heroes have had enough of unhealthy food environments for children and they support the call for urgent policies to prevent childhood obesity.
Animekon Expo in Barbados
Lookalike characters at the Animekon Expo in Barbados
Animekon Expo in Barbados
Lookalike characters at the Animekon Expo in Barbados
Animekon Expo in Barbados
Lookalike characters at the Animekon Expo in Barbados
Join the Call to Action NOW!
See a gallery of Who's Signed here.

Childhood Obesity Now an 'Epidemic', Says Sir Trevor

Childhood Obesity Now an 'Epidemic', Says Sir Trevor
The ever increasing dependence on imported food and diet typical of developed countries has replaced the traditional diet in the region.

This among other practices has been identified as reasons for the increasing cases of obesity in the region and Barbados. President of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC)) Sir Trevor Hassell believes that the growing obesity in Barbados is now an epidemic and due to unhealthy diets and physical practices.

Addressing a forum hosted by the Breastfeeding and Child Nutrition Foundation (BNCF) at the Savannah Hotel recently he noted statistics from a UN Report in 2015 which revealed that BD$64 million was spent on the treatment of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, with the economy likely losing as much as BDS$145 million annually due to missed work days, low productivity and reduced workforce participation.
Read more
Prevent20
To better support Prevent20 coalition efforts around tobacco tax, Prevent20 are working with a group of user design students from George Washington University to gather information on the usability of the current Prevent20 website

Please help make the Prevent20 website better and inform future coalition tools by taking a short survey, your time would be much appreciated.
Complete the survey

Sugar Replaces Price as Consumers’ Top Food Worry

Sugar Replaces Price as Consumers’ Top Food Worry
©iStock/karandaev
By Katy Askew - The amount of sugar contained in food has risen up the consumer agenda and replaced price as consumers' biggest food concern, research from the UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) reveals. 

In its biannual public attitudes tracker, the FSA found that concern about sugar has risen "more than any other concern". In its first survey, conducted in 2010, the FSA found 39% of consumers expressed concern over sugar consumption. The latest survey data shows that this is now a topic more than half of respondents, 55%, are worried about. 

At the same time, anxiety over food prices has decreased. Between 2010 and 2015, the FSA reported that food price was the "top issue of concern", consistently rating somewhere between 50-60%. However, worries over food costs have abated somewhat, with 43% of UK consumers stating that this one of their food worries this year. 
Read more

Troubling Rise in CVD and Other Noncommunicable Disease in Tropical Nations

Forget parasites and infections: noncommunicable diseases kill more people in tropical countries than they do in the West and warrant urgent action.
Troubling Rise in CVD and Other Noncommunicable Disease in Tropical Nations
nfections and parasites have long been blamed as the chief challenges to health in tropical countries, but a new review should turn that thinking on its head. Writing in Nature this month, Majid Ezzati, PhD (Imperial College London, England), and colleagues report that noncommunicable diseases—most notably heart disease and cancer—cause more deaths in low- and middle-income tropical countries than they do in high-income Western nations.

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) “are an important cause of ill health and early death in low- and middle-income tropical countries, and after accounting for differences in age, most NCDs have a higher mortality burden than in high-income Western countries,” Ezzati et al write. “Therefore, reducing the burden of NCDs is essential for improving health in low- and middle-income tropical countries and reducing global health inequalities.”
Read more

SIDS Agenda for St. Maarten Partnerships Needed for Sustainable Development

SIDS Agenda for St. Maarten Partnerships Needed for Sustainable Development
Dutch Caribbean representatives Loekie Morales (St. Maarten), Danaë Daal (Curaçao) and Jocelyne Croes (Aruba) at the recent Belize Samoa Pathway meeting
The Caribbean region is home to several Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) that face similar development challenges.

These include geographic and economic isolation, limited resources, environmental fragility, high cost of transportation and energy, as well as vulnerability to climate change and natural disasters. English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean SIDS members include Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Maarten, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Read more

Joint Endometriosis Seminar with the Barbados Drug Service

Joint Endometriosis Seminar with the Barbados Drug Service
Please join the Barbados Drug Service and the Barbados Association of Endometriosis and P.C.O.S. as we present a Free Public Lecture and Panel Discussion. Dr. Damian Best willl present the lecture on the topic  “Demystifying Endometriosis.”

Date: Tuesday September 11th, 2018
Time: 7- 8:45 pm
Location: Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Center
Read more

World Heart Federation Opportunity

World Heart Federation Opportunity
The World Heart Federation are currently seeking a Senior Advisor to lead our Emerging Leaders Programme.
 
The Emerging Leaders Programme was created by the World Heart Federation to form and develop a long-term cadre of experts who collaborate, research, and act to reduce premature mortality from cardiovascular disease globally. The programme is in its 6th cycle of delivery and its very essence ensures the bringing together of emerging leaders in heart health to discuss, debate and formulate ideas around health systems, health policies and implementation science.
 
Click here to download the job description
 
If you are interested in applying, please send the following:
  • Your CV
  • A short motivational letter outlining why you are interested in this position, why you are suited for this role, and what you could bring to the programme
  • A short video (2 minutes or less) describing your interests and objectives
Applications should be sent to sharon.mitchell@worldheart.org by Monday 3 September 2018. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Read more

The Caribbean Regional Center for Research Excellence

Laboratory/research needs assessment survey
The Caribbean Regional Center for Research Excellence was funded by the National Cancer Institute to provide regional infrastructure to support research on cancer and cardiometabolic disease. Part of their strategic plan is to better equip researchers in the Caribbean region by delivering appropriate research enhancement activities to address the laboratory and research needs of the region. To do this they must first conduct a laboratory/research needs assessment.

Please take 10 minutes of your time to complete the online needs assessment form which can be accessed here.

If you have questions please contact us at ac3project@gmail.com.
Complete the survey
NCD Alliance Newsletter
  • Online or on the ground: take part in the Week for Action
  • NCDA advocacy briefing, what's next after the HLM?
  • Countdown to 2018 HLM on NCDs: advocacy alert!
  • Many reasons to apply for membership in NCD Alliance
  • Dr Tedros issues letter outlining Year 1 achievements
  • Secondhand smoke exposure raises risk of COPD death
  • Summary of stakeholder interactive hearing for HLM
  • Mapping the Caribbean food and beverage industry
  • Global action to address microbial resistance
Read more

NCD Alliance: NCD Digest

NCD News  Risk Factors News
SCI Update
  • SCI News and Events
  • Case Consultation Review Rounds
  • Patient Care Education Rounds
  • SCI Annual Work Planning Meeting (AWPM)
  • Operations Summary 
  • Letter from the Co-Chairs 
Read more
Key Messages From Our Publications
HCC Advocacy Priorities for the 3rd UNHLM on NCDs Outcome Document
Read more

HCC Publications

Preparing CARICOM Ministries of Foreign Affairs for the 3rd UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs and Beyond
Preparing CARICOM Ministries of Foreign Affairs for the 3rd UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs and Beyond: a briefing note contribution from civil society
Read more
The Caribbean NCD Forum – Technical Document
The Caribbean NCD Forum – Technical Document: Supporting national and regional advocacy in the Caribbean in the lead up to the 3rd UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs in 2018
Read more
See All HCC Publications
Forthcoming Events
‘Jamaica Moves’ to be Introduced in High Schools

NCD Alliance Global Week for Action on NCDs

NCD Alliance Global Week for Action on NCDs
Read more

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Heart Health

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Heart Health
Read more

World Heart Day 2018 September 29

My Heart Your Heart
Read more

World Cancer Conference 2018 Registration Now Open

World Cancer Conference 2018
Read more

International Conference - Climate Change: Impacts on Food & Nutrition Security

Climate Change: Impacts on Food & Nutrition Security
Read more

The 84TH UWI/BAMP CME Conference

Save the Date
The 84TH UWI/BAMP CME Conference takes place at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Saturday 17th-18th November, 2018.

This conference will feature the inaugural lecture in the 'Distinguished Lecture Series' delivered by HCC President Professor Sir Trevor Hassell.

Also featured is the 2nd Annual 'Prof. George Nicholson Memorial Lecture', delivered this year by Dr Adrian Sawyer.
There will be many other presentations, discussions and breakout groups, to see the first draft programme of events click on the button below.
Read more

World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health

World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health
Read more
Be HCC Social
Please Follow Us and Our Members on Social Media
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Instagram
If you want to share your organisations social media details in our roundup please let us know hcc@healthycaribbean.org.
We value the protection and confidentiality of your personal data and we are committed to respecting your privacy. We therefore comply with the applicable data privacy legislation in relation to processing personal data. Our Privacy Policy.

You are receiving this email because you have previously expressed an interest in our work. If you no longer wish to receive information from us, please unsubscribe or you can always update your preferences at any time.
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.
Share
Tweet
Forward
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 65 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.

To join the HCC email us at hcc@healthycaribbean.org
The work of HCC would not be possible without core funding from Sagicor Life Inc
Sagicor Life Inc.
The HCC promote the work of civil society throughout the Caribbean in a variety of ways including sharing of their materials, this is not an endorsement of their materials or messages. The information contained in this newsletter is for general information purposes only, we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct but any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. Through this newsletter you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of the HCC. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
Copyright © 2018 Healthy Caribbean Coalition, All rights reserved.


unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp