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1 CARICOM celebrates Caribbean Wellness Day 2011 Alafia Samuels MBBS, MPH, PhD CARICOM Consultant – NCD Prevention & Control

2 CWD 2011 poster: From Local to Global

3 CWD 2011

4 Anguilla Monday, 5 th Sept: Radio Anguilla programme with PAHO and MOH on the prevalence of NCDs in Anguilla, the Chronic Care Passport Launch and Caribbean Wellness Day Monday, 5 th 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, 6 th Sept: Launch of the Chronic Care Passport by the Minister of Health and Social Development, The Hon. Edison Baird Tuesday, 6 th Sept: Launch of the Chronic Care Passport by the Minister of Health and Social Development, The Hon. Edison Baird Friday, 9 th Sept: Grand health fair, at the Primary Health Care Dept with free cholesterol, blood sugar, prostate, HIV/AIDS tests and blood pressure checks Friday, 9 th Sept: Grand health fair, at the Primary Health Care Dept with free cholesterol, blood sugar, prostate, HIV/AIDS tests and blood pressure checks Saturday, 10 th Sept 5.00 a.m: Walkathon followed by tone down exercises conducted by Physiotherapist, Khalida Banks and a breakfast consisting of healthy snacks. Saturday, 10 th Sept 5.00 a.m: Walkathon followed by tone down exercises conducted by Physiotherapist, Khalida Banks and a breakfast consisting of healthy snacks.

5 Minister of Health and Social Development, The Hon. Edison Baird launches Chronic Care Passport. Dr. Tomo Kanda, PAHO advisor

6 Children exercising before school starts

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8 Bahamas – Lessons Learned Walk-to-work event beginning of September Walk-to-work event beginning of September CWD 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.

9 CMO (centre) in the early morn

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11 Screening tests

12 Barbados – Sept 10 th

13 Barbados Fitness Fair at Ilaro Court postponed from Saturday Sept 10 th due to Tropical Storm Maria Fitness Fair at Ilaro Court postponed from Saturday Sept 10 th due to Tropical Storm Maria Rescheduled to Saturday, October 8, 2011, from 1 pm to 6 pm Rescheduled to Saturday, October 8, 2011, from 1 pm to 6 pm

14 Bermuda CWD postponed to 28th Sept. CWD postponed to 28th Sept. Move More Bermuda launched in May 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 TV commercial with locals involved in various activities

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16 GET MOVING TOGETHER. Let the kids lead the way.

17 SHAKE A LEG. Dance yourself in shape.

18 British Virgin Islands

19 BVI Diabetes Association conducts screening

20 Farmer selling local produce

21 Children on the obstacle course

22 Winning Senior Walking Team celebrate their victory.

23 Dominica: “Love that Body, Right from the start” 2 weeks - September 8 th – 20 th 2 weeks - September 8 th – 20 th –Media campaign on the benefits of physical activity focused on youths. –Relays, hikes, dancing, family sports day, mass aerobics in all the districts Sunday 11 th Sept: Sports festival in 2 health districts with young athletes, school children and older age groups Sunday 11 th Sept: Sports festival in 2 health districts with young athletes, school children and older age groups

24 Multi-sectoral CWD committee at work

25 Auntie thread your needle

26 Rounders

27 Three legged race

28 Hula Hoop

29 Grenada – ongoing PA Hundreds of Grenadians doing physical activity training with Royal Grenada Police Force Hundreds of Grenadians doing physical activity training with Royal Grenada Police Force Programme started more then 1 year ago and is offered every day Programme started more then 1 year ago and is offered every day Slogan “No pain, no gain” Slogan “No pain, no gain”

30 Guyana: Caribbean Wellness Month

31 Guyana – Updated logo

32 Health Fair, Merriman’s Mall, Bourda

33 Screening – Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar & BMI

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36 Working with the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs Working with the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs Krowdar group provided traditional indigenous music for the Heritage Walk.

37 Health Booth – Amerindian Exhibition

38 Obesity campaign – Weight No More: A fitness quest to good Health

39 Healthy foods demonstration

40 Mental Health concerns

41 Love life, Stay healthy, Live long campaign launch

42 Jamaica: 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.

43 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.

44 Minister Spencer Minister Spencer

45 Line dancing

46 Screening Screening

47 Nutrition Village

48 St Kitts & Nevis Ongoing physical activity programmes Mobilizing sports organizations to bring physical activity to all age groups in the population Mobilizing sports organizations to bring physical activity to all age groups in the population

49 St. Lucia: St. Lucia: Love that body Week of activities from 5 th September Radio and TV talks in English and Creole/ patois Wednesday 7 th 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.

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51 St. Lucia cont’d Main event Sept 10 - Health Marathon on William Peter Boulevard, the commercial hub of Castries carried live on radio and television 30 booths – –healthy products and services – –food preparation demonstrations, sampling – –jump rope, short skit, fitness routine by 3 health centre groups initiated by CWD – –Zumba workout open to the public.

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53 Health Promotion

54 Fruits and vegetable display

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56 St Vincent & Grenadines Sunday 4 th - Church service Sunday 4 th - Church service Monday 5 th - Press conference Monday 5 th - Press conference Tuesday 6 th - Health symposium and food exhibition promoting fruits and vegs. Tuesday 6 th - Health symposium and food exhibition promoting fruits and vegs. Thursday 8 th - “Stress free night" a night of comedy and entertainment. Thursday 8 th - “Stress free night" a night of comedy and entertainment. Saturday 10 th - Fun walk Saturday 10 th - Fun walk –Financial sponsorship from 3 businesses

57 Suriname: Community based PA programmes Prisiri Fit Camp or Pleasure Fit Camp, in it’s second edition. Prisiri Fit Camp or Pleasure Fit Camp, in it’s second edition. Week long camp for overweight children Week long camp for overweight children –to improve their self esteem and –to improve their dietary and exercise habits. –Organized by a local NGO. Will be scaled up with the support of other sectors.

58 Surinamese-American Athletics Foundation Surinamese-American Athletics Foundation –to inspire and encourage wellness and discipline in diets and exercise in all age groups –3 month programme (36 hrs), 6 month follow up. Allowed to become trainers if no weight gain in the 6 months. 100% success to date –Now training 4 th “platoon” with 740 participants –Benefits - weight loss, lower blood pressure, improved physical condition, confidence, self esteem and discipline Surinamese graduates to participate in programme launch in USA in January Surinamese graduates to participate in programme launch in USA in January 2012.

59 Turks and Caicos Planned activities Sept. 10th Team Up to Walk, Run, Cycle Health Screening “Know Your Numbers” Health Screening “Know Your Numbers” Health Talk Health Talk Sept. 12th Miraculous (Mental Health) Monday Sept. 13th Take a Fruit to Work/School Day Sept. 14th Rethink Your Drink; Water Wednesday – Health Screening “Know Your Numbers” Sept. 15th Team Up to Walk, Run, Cycle Sept. 16th Health Screening “Know Your Numbers” Health Talk Sept. 17th Team up to Walk, Run, Cycle Health Screening “Know Your Numbers”

60 Trinidad & Tobago CWD launched June 1st Campaign in all regions: 'Check Yourself... Know Your Numbers' Screened over 7,000 persons for NCD Risk Factors, using CHRC Guidelines Preliminary analysis of the first 5,000 screens completed

61 TRT cont’d due to the State of Emergency Major CWD activity on Sept 10th postponed due to the State of Emergency 2 regions had special CWD activities on the 9th & 11th Sept

62 CWD celebrated in the wider Caribbean, outside of CARICOM

63 Aruba Nacional 60+Jani Brokke memorial games with 9 sports during a week – Nacional 60+Jani Brokke memorial games with 9 sports during a week – Promotion to be active for life and also to love your body. Promotion to be active for life and also to love your body. –Fundacion Movimiento ta Bida, Aruba

64 US Virgin Islands 5 a.m. group walk, – –amazing photos of the sunrise, the flowers and several lovely participants. – –blood sugar, blood pressure and body mass index checked — all for free. – –This gave some persons the push to start exercising daily to keep their body in shape.

65 Puerto Rico On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 10:03 AM, Mercedes Rivera wrote: Hola Alafia: Hoy tenemos aviso de tormenta tropical. ¿Ustedes van a celebrar el CWD mañana sábado? Dejeme saber, estamos a punto de cancelar el evento. Mercedes Rivera, Ph.D. y Javier Pérez University of Puerto Rico

66 Cuba – 17 th Sept

67 Including the differently abled

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69 Cienfuegos

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71 The youths

72 All ages

73 CWD goes global TAKING UP THE CHALLENGE OF NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES IN THE COMMONWEALTH: 17 GOOD PRACTICE CASE STUDIES, page 48: “Caribbean Wellness Day” “Caribbean Wellness Day” WELLNESS WEEK in the Americas - Inspired by Caribbean Wellness Day Celebrated for the first time in 2011 in New York City and 12 countries in Central and South America. Sponsored by PAHO/WHO & WEF (World Economic Forum)

74 Documentation

75 Peer Reviewed Publications Abdullahi O Abdulkadri, Economic Burden of Diabetes and Hypertension in CARICOM States; Social and Economic Studies, Vol 58, 3&4, 2009 Hospedales, C. James, T. Alafia Samuels, Rudolph Cummings, Gayle Gollop and Edward Greene (2011). “Raising the Priority of Chronic Non-communicable Diseases in the Caribbean,” PAHO Public Health Journal, in press Samuels TA, Fraser H. Caribbean Wellness Day: mobilizing a region for chronic noncommunicable disease prevention and control. Rev Panam Salud Publica Dec;28(6): John Kirton, Jenilee Guebert and T. Alafia Samuels: Controlling NCDs through Summitry: study.pdfhttp://www.ghdp.utoronto.ca/pubs/caricom-case- study.pdf T. Alafia Samuels, C. James Hospedales. From POS Summit to UNHLM, CARICOM and the Global NCD Agenda. WIMJ in press

76 Regional NCD newspaper supplement Sunday Sept 25 th 2011


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