Hits: 457 Created on 10 February 2017 Written by CARPHA Category: HEALTH NEWS
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THE REGIONAL RESPONSE TO CHILDHOOD OBESITY INTENSIFIES

Bridgetown -- Childhood obesity continues to be a serious public health concern in the Region.  Statistics show that more than 30% of our Caribbean adolescents are overweight or obese, and risk developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as hypertension, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases later in life.  The economic burden of diabetes and hypertension alone is estimated at between 1.4% and 8% of GDP in the Caribbean, thus creating a significant drain on Caribbean economies, and threatening development prospects.

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Hits: 531 Created on 03 February 2017 Written by carpha Category: HEALTH NEWS
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REDUCE MY RISK OF CANCER

Port of Spain -- The large number of deaths from breast and cervical cancer in the Caribbean is very alarming, since cervical cancer is largely preventable, and breast cancer can be detected early and treated successfully.

Executive Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Dr C. James Hospedales said, "Common modifiable risk factors that contribute to the development of cancers include tobacco use, unhealthy diets, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol."  He also stated that, "There is strong evidence that a person's risk of developing cancer can be substantially reduced through healthy lifestyles. A reduction in modifiable risk factors will contribute to a decrease in cancer cases, and as a consequence, deaths and costs from the disease in our Region."

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Hits: 574 Created on 10 January 2017 Written by GIS Category: HEALTH NEWS
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HEALTH CARE RECEIVES GRANT FUNDING


St. George -- A EUR3.5 million grant has been provided for the enhancement of Grenada's health care system.

Amb Daniela Tramacere of the EU delegation to Barbados signed the agreement with Prime Minister Mitchell on Tuesday. The programme will focus on preventative care for addressing the needs of the most vulnerable in rural communities.

Much of this will be used to tackle the long anticipated construction of the Gouyave Health Clinic, which will serve as the centre of health care services for the western parishes of St. John and St. Mark.

 
Hits: 609 Created on 20 January 2017 Written by MOH Category: HEALTH NEWS
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INCREASE IN GASTROENTERITIS

St. George -- The Surveillance Unit in the Ministry of Health says that based on its most recent analysis of reported data, there is an apparent increase in Gastroenteritis "Gastro" cases on the island.

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THE OFFICIAL COMMISSIONING OF THE DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES AT PRINCESS ALICE HOSPITAL
Part 1
Part 2

Video courtesy GentleBen

 

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