November 18 was the Healthy Caribbean’s first Annual Caribbean Alcohol Reduction Day. The harmful use of alcohol is one of the major risk factors for NCDs.
According to HCC:
“Alcohol contributes to cancer, liver and heart disease, mental illness, violence, accidents and injuries. Globally the harmful use of alcohol is linked to 3.3 million preventable deaths annually. Excessive drinking of alcohol is a major health risk, occurring particularly increasingly among Caribbean youth resulting in alcohol related violent deaths among the top 5 causes of death in the Region and the commonest cause of death among young men.”
To find out more about the Healthy Caribbean Coalition’s first Annual Caribbean Alcohol Reduction Day click here.