Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves was among Leaders of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) attending a High-Level Breakfast Meeting in New York on Thursday.
The meeting was held to assess the progress made in combating Non-Communicable Diseases in the region, and to recommit their support for innovative approaches for addressing the NCDs problem.
The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Timothy Harris, and was also attended by CARICOM Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque.
Thursday morning’s breakfast meeting also doubled as a celebratory event to mark the 11th year anniversary of the signing of the 2007 Port of Spain Declaration (POSD) on Non-communicable Diseases.
The Declaration was signed by the Prime Ministers of CARICOM countries, and called for a co-ordinated and strategic response by English-speaking Caribbean countries to control these diseases.
At the end of Thursday’s meeting, the CARICOM leaders endorsed and launched the Caribbean Moves campaign, under the tagline ‘Step it Up’.
The Caribbean Moves campaign is an initiative to raise awareness on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and ways to combat the diseases