CARICOM pledges stronger action on NCDs
Good news for the NCD response in the Caribbean! The communiqué issued at the thirty-seventh CARICOM Heads of Government Conference (July 4-6) places chronic diseases firmly on the leaders’ agenda in the run-up to the 10th anniversary of the Port of Spain Declaration on NCDs. Noting that progress on the epidemic has been “variable”, the Heads of Government agreed to adopt a “more holistic approach”. They pledged to address such issues as banning smoking in public places; banning the advertising of unhealthy foods to children and raising taxes on food high in sugar, salts and trans fats.
So full steam ahead as we approach Port of Spain 10.
For the full communiqué click here.