POS Declaration
Pan American Journal of Public Health Publishes POSDEVAL Thematic Issue

The Pan American Journal of Public Health has published a thematic issue on the Port of Spain Declaration Evaluation (POSDEVAL) carried out by an international and regional team of researchers who assessed the 2007 CARICOM Heads of Government Port-of-Spain NCD Summit Declaration. The Journal was formally launched at the Annual CARPHA scientific meeting in Port […]

Vice Chancellors Award for Excellence 2016/17

The POS Evaluation Project was presented with the Vice Chancellors award for Excellence 2016/17 – Multi-Campus Research Collaboration: One UWI Award. Professor Alafia Samuels Principal Investigator, The George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre, Cave Hill Campus collected the award. This research project 2014-2017 was characterised by its multi-campus, multi-agency research team. The project’s objective was […]

CARICOM leaders: Breakthrough in the fight against NCDs in the region

The push for a healthier Caribbean received a considerable boost when the leaders at the 38th CARICOM Heads of Government Conference in Grenada made new commitments to tackle the epidemic of chronic diseases which is costing the region dear in terms of health and development. In a session devoted to action against NCDs (non-communicable diseases), […]

Sugar Shocker

At the 38th CARICOM Heads of Government Conference one of the main attractions in the meeting area was a ‘sugar display’ constructed by the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre . A number of people who saw the display expressed real surprise and concern about the amount of sugar we’re consuming. They included the Prime […]

A CARICOM Head of Government reflects….

H.E. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, was one of the original signatories of the Port of Spain Declaration on chronic non-communicable diseases and is attending the 38th CARICOM Heads of Government Conference which is marking the 10th Anniversary of the signing of this landmark declaration. Here are his thoughts on […]

10 years after the Port of Spain Declaration: what’s the score?

2017 marks the 10th Anniversary of the signing of the landmark CARICOM Heads of Government Port of Spain Declaration on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This year’s thirty-eighth CARICOM Conference of Heads (July 4-6) is expected to celebrate this momentous achievement. In 2007, the Caribbean led the world in convening the very first conference of Heads of […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Michelle gets busy!

One of our first interviewees on the website was Michelle O’Kieffe from Trinidad who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in 2000 at the age of 32. Michelle has been in remission for a number of years and has had a daughter. She has become an activist now and we wanted to […]

Healthy eats, tasty treats

We’re starting a new series, sharing healthy recipes that are also tasty and easy to prepare. Do let us know if you have any great recipe ideas. This week we have a simple dish: rancher’s eggs (huevos rancheros).  The eggs are baked in a spicy tomato sauce, made using a similar method to a Trinidadian […]

Did you know?

NCD mortality in the Caribbean is the highest in the Americas; Our diabetes prevalence is double global rates; In some countries over 50% of the population has high blood pressure; Less than a third of school children aged 13-15 years get the recommended level of physical activity? Click on our latest fact sheet to get […]

Getting salty in Jamaica

Getting salty in Jamaica Many of us in the Caribbean are eating too much salt. A recent study from the region of the Americas found that although 90% of people believe salt is bad for their health, only 30% thought reducing salt intake is very important. In Barbados, according to the Health of the Nation […]