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Healthy Caribbean Coalition - Chronic Disease Research Centre: Technical Report Series - Technical report 01

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Chronic Disease Research Centre: Technical Report Series - Technical report 01

Chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCDs) have over the past several decades been a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the Caribbean as in most other regions and sub-regions of the world.

Several initiatives taken in the Caribbean at the regional, country, and organization level to slow the pandemic of chronic diseases culminated in September 2007 with the Summit of Heads of Governments of CARICOM which was held in Trinidad and Tobago at which the “Declaration of Port-of-Spain: Uniting to stop the epidemic of CNCDs” was issued.

The declaration expressed conviction that “the burdens of CNCDs can be reduced by comprehensive and integrated preventive and control strategies at the individual, family, community, national and regional levels and through collaborative programmes, partnerships and policies supported by the governments, private sectors, NGOs and our other social, regional and international partners.” Against this background and as a direct outcome of, and response to, the Heads of Governments of CARICOM Summit, a Caribbean Civil society-led chronic disease conference was convened in Barbados, 16-18 October 2008, titled “Healthy Caribbean 2008 - A Wellness Revolution Conference”.

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