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Healthy Caribbean Coalition - Caribbean Charter for Health Promotion

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The 13th Meeting of the Ministers Responsible for Health in the Caribbean, seized of the relevance of Health Promotion as an important and significant process through which the Caribbean people might assume more control over and improve their health, called for the development of a Caribbean Charter for Health Promotion.

In fulfillment of that mandate, 125 persons drawn from the health and other kindred sectors, and representing the social partners active in Caribbean life, met in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, from the 1st to the 4th of June 1993 at the First Caribbean Conference of Health Promotion.

This cooperative action of Caribbean people in health is in the tradition of pervious efforts, declarations and initiatives in this field. In 1978 Caribbean Ministers Responsible for Health issued the Declaration on Health for the Caribbean Community; in 1986 they launched the Caribbean Cooperation in Health Initiative as a joint framework for health action and gave it further form and direction in 1992 when they accept a set of Goals and Targets in its priority areas. The Caribbean actions coincide

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