a civil society alliance for combatting chronic disease in the caribbean

Healthy Caribbean Coalition - Healthy Caribbean 2008 -A Wellness Revolution Conference - Preliminary Programme

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The purpose of this conference is to bring together a wide spectrum of partners from throughout the CARICOM countries - namely civil society, the business community, educators and researchers, and policy makers - to plan civil society’s response to the chronic non-communicable disease (CNCD) epidemic in the Caribbean. Leading experts from the Caribbean and internationally will help participants understand the magnitude of the problem, identify the strategies and best practices, and what the evidence shows us to be effective methods to slow and reduce the epidemic.

Objectives of the conference are:

  • To engage civil society to support implementation of the Port of Spain Summit Declaration,
  • To identify priorities and develop an initial 48-month Caribbean Civil Society plan to respond to the challenge of the Port of Spain Summit Declaration to tackle chronic diseases,
  • To present the InterAmerican Heart Foundation Science of Peace lecture and award, and
  • To present the 5th InterAmerican Journalism Contest Awards on Tobacco Control.

Documents arising out of the conference:

  • Caribbean Civil Society Declaration on Chronic Non Communicable Diseases
  • Caribbean Civil Society Action Plan for tackling CNCDs 2008-2012
  • Conference report

Download Preliminary Programme (Thursday 16th :: Friday 17th :: Saturday 18th) here

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