CARICOM celebrates Caribbean Wellness Day 2011 Alafia Samuels MBBS, MPH, PhDCARICOM Consultant – NCD Prevention & Control
Anguilla • Monday, 5th Sept: Radio Anguilla programme with PAHO and MOH on the prevalence of NCDs in Anguilla, the Chronic Care Passport Launch and Caribbean Wellness Day • Tuesday, 6th Sept: Launch of the Chronic Care Passport by the Minister of Health and Social Development, The Hon. Edison Baird • Friday, 9th Sept: Grand health fair, at the Primary Health Care Dept with free cholesterol, blood sugar, prostate, HIV/AIDS tests and blood pressure checks • Saturday, 10th Sept 5.00 a.m: Walkathon followed by tone down exercises conducted by Physiotherapist, Khalida Banks and a breakfast consisting of healthy snacks.
Minister of Health and Social Development, The Hon. Edison Baird launches Chronic Care Passport. Dr. Tomo Kanda, PAHO advisor
Bahamas – Lessons Learned • Walk-to-work event beginning of September • CWD • Walk-a-thon from 6 am with Prizes were awarded to the top finishers in both the walkers and runners division by age group. • Health Run • Health Expo with booths from fitness centres, screening for glucose and cholesterol, health food vendors, and skits by al local thespian group about CNCDs.
Fitness Fair at Ilaro Court postponed from Saturday Sept 10th due to Tropical Storm Maria Rescheduled to Saturday, October 8, 2011, from 1 pm to 6 pm Barbados
Bermuda • CWD postponed to 28th Sept. • Move More Bermuda launched in May • promote physical activity including ad campaign • Physical activity and healthy eating survey • TV commercial with locals involved in various activities
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Dominica: “Love that Body, Right from the start” • 2 weeks - September 8th – 20th • Media campaign on the benefits of physical activity focused on youths. • Relays, hikes, dancing, family sports day, mass aerobics in all the districts • Sunday 11th Sept: Sports festival in 2 health districts with young athletes, school children and older age groups
Grenada – ongoing PA • Hundreds of Grenadians doing physical activity training with Royal Grenada Police Force • Programme started more then 1 year ago and is offered every day • Slogan “No pain, no gain”
Working with theMinistry of Amerindian AffairsKrowdargroup provided traditional indigenous music for the Heritage Walk.
Jamaica: September as a Wellness Month," • Celebrated throughout the month of September and beyond. • Used to showcase work • to prevent and control NCDs, • advocate for more partnerships, • launch an initiative • strengthen existing programmes.
Features Longville Park, Clarendon • Chosen for its continued, impressive commitment to wellness • National Health Festival Sept 10. • Ministry of Health in partnership with the National Health Fund (NHF), • Activities: nutrition village, aerobic workout sessions and football and netball competitions.
St Kitts & Nevis Ongoing physical activity programmes • Mobilizing sports organizations to bring physical activity to all age groups in the population
St. Lucia: Love that body • Week of activities from 5th September • Radio and TV talks in English and Creole/ patois • Wednesday 7th September a diabetes and hypertension screening campaign for 300 persons • Supported by the St. Lucia Marketing Board with display of fruits in recommended portions. • 4 media workshops • with Faith Based Organizations, • Private and Public Sectors • focused on increasing public awareness about health lifestyle practices.