Managing the Costs of and Economic Fallout from Non-Communicable Diseases in the Caribbean

Author(s): Central Bank Of Barbados

Created 10 May, 2023
Tags Caribbean Economic Forum
Categories General Press Release
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Non-Communicable diseases (NCDs) contribute to more than 70 percent of deaths in the Caribbean. In addition, they burden our healthcare systems, reduce economic growth, cut our productivity, and affect our families, and communities.

Watch Professor Emeritus Karl Theodore, Senior Consultant Advisor to the HEU, Centre for Health Economics, Trinidad; Dr. Kenneth Connell, Vice President, Healthy Caribbean Coalition and Deputy Dean Recruitment & Outreach, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill; and Professor Simon Anderson Director, George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre, Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR) discuss this very topical issue during the Central Bank of Barbados' May 2023 Caribbean Economic Forum.

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