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First Published 29, April 2011 Caribbean 360 online here

MOSCOW, Russia, Friday April 29, 2011 – Two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministers of Health have travelled here to participate in three major global health events on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), as the region steps up its preparation for the UN High Level Meeting on Chronic Disease prevention later this year.

Dr Leslie Ramsammy of Guyana and Donville Innis of Barbados and regional officials are among the 100 Health Ministers and other government representatives who have gathered at the World Trade Centre in Moscow to participate in the staging of the first World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Forum titled ‘Addressing the challenge of Non-Communicable Diseases’.

They attended Wednesday’s launch of the first WHO Global Status Report on NCDs, as well as the staging of the first two-day Global Ministerial Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Non-Communicable Disease Control, which opened yesterday morning.

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