9:30 – 9:40 a.m - Opening of the meeting
Welcome remarks Diane Quarless, Director, ECLAC Caribbean
9:40 – 10:15 a.m. - Presentation: Addressing the adverse impacts of non-communicable diseases on the sustainable development of Caribbean countries
Abdullahi Abdulkadri, Coordinator, Statistics and Social Development Unit, ECLAC
10.15 – 11.15 a.m. - Panel: Perspectives on progress in the prevention and control of NCDs in the Caribbean
Dr. Narine Singh, Chief Medical Officer, Guyana (tbc)
Mr. Everton Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, National Health Fund, Jamaica (tbc)
Dr. Joy St. John, Executive Director, CARPHA, Trinidad and Tobago
Dr. Karen Sealey, Board Member, Healthy Caribbean Coalition, and Founder, Trinidad and Tobago, NCD Alliance
11:15 – 11.55 a.m. - Discussion
11:55 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. Conclusions - Abdullahi Abdulkadri, Coordinator, Statistics and Social Development Unit, ECLAC
Expert Group Meeting: Addressing Non-communicable Diseases in the Caribbean in fulfilment of the SDGs and the SAMOA Pathway
The objective of this study is to perform a subregional review of the status of implementation of the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013-2020 in Caribbean countries with a view to determine progress made towards meeting the six objectives and the nine voluntary global targets of the Action Plan. The assessment should be contextualized within the Port of Spain Declaration on Non-Communicable Diseases, the SAMOA Pathway (as it relates to the non-communicable diseases commitments) and the Political Declarations and Outcome Document of the UN General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of NCDs.
The review should identify cost-effective, affordable and evidence-based interventions and good practices (including innovation in health services, health systems, and health care financing) at the sub-national level that could be scaled up nationally or at the national level that could be adopted across the Caribbean to treat and/or prevent NCDs and their risk factor.