Published on Tuesday, 6 October 2009
GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The observance of Caribbean Wellness Day 2009 came up for high plaudits by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministers of Health at their meeting in Washington, USA on the week-end.
The Meeting of the 18th Caucus of Ministers of Health said they were “thrilled at the positive report, particularly from Trinidad and Tobago, on the second celebration of Caribbean Wellness Day,” on 12 September 2009.
Published on 12th September, 2009
Montserrat will be celebrating Caribbean Wellness Day along with their regional counter parts this Saturday 12th 2009. Non Communicable diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes are theleading causes of illness and premature death in the Caribbean today. In addition most of these diseases are caused by modifiable risk factors including tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and alcohol abuse. Other risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar , most of which can be controlled or prevented ,can also contribute to these illnesses.
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization