Tag Archives: Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases


Minister of Health Wellness and the Environment Luke Browne, has confirmed that Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases remain the leading Cause of death here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Minister Browne was speaking at the start of a two-day workshop, held here last week. The workshop was hosted by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry… Continue Reading →

Luis DeShong Calls For Greater Access To Medication For CNCDs

OECS Health Ministers will continue discussions here today on the development of a comprehensive strategy to help mitigate emerging viral diseases, particularly, Chikungunya and Ebola. The OECS and the Ministry of Health is hosting the two-day Meeting at the NIS Conference Facility. Ministers and Technical personnel will also discuss the annual Work Program of the… Continue Reading →

Salt And Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases

Vincentians are being urged to be aware of the link between high salt diets and Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases such as hypertension. The effects of salt consumption on human health were being highlighted last week as the global community observed World Salt Awareness Week. This year’s campaign, which was held under the theme: ‘Read the label,… Continue Reading →

Chronic Disease Awareness

Vincentians are being encouraged to make positive lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (CNCD’s) The advice came from Dr. Rosmond Adams, the focal point of CNCD with the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment, during NBC’s Views on Issues programme last week. Dr. Adams said Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases are the… Continue Reading →