Dominica prepares to hold major summit on CNCD’s

Dominica prepares to hold major summit on CNCD’s

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first_imgLocalNews Dominica prepares to hold major summit on CNCD’s by: – September 6, 2011 Share 13 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Photo credit: medilinks.blogspot.comDominica will be the venue for a national summit on Chronic Non Communicable Diseases later this week.The National summit which is expected to to sensitize policy-makers, civil society, health and non-health sectors and other key stakeholders on the CNCD situation in Dominica will commence on Thursday.In its 10-year National Strategic Plan for Health for 2010-2019 the Ministry of Health listed Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (CNCDs) as a priority area, and identified strategies for the prevention and management of the epidemic. Dominica is also in the process of finalizing a CNCD policy which sets out the course of action that will guide protocols for the prevention and management of the CNCDs and their complications.The results of a survey of Chronic Disease Risk Factors conducted in 2007 indicated that the increase in life expectancy and obesity, coupled with changing lifestyle practices are among several factors within the population that have contributed to a dramatic change in the morbidity and mortality profile of the CNCDs in Dominica over the last several years. The summit is also expected to mount a collective response to prevent diseases, reduce their risk factors and maintain wellness at community level. At the end of the two day Summit participants are expected to generate synergy to address the risk factors associated to CNCD,s.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Health Minister Julius Timothy and National Epidemiologist Dr Paul Ricketts are among officials scheduled to address the event.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

 

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