Nevis to observe Caribbean Wellness Week

Nevis to observe Caribbean Wellness Week

Nevis joins the rest of the Caribbean basin in the observance of Caribbean Wellness Day.  

 

Caribbean Wellness Day (CWD), which is celebrated on the second Saturday in the month of September, is a call-to-action for engaging the population of the Member State, in confronting Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD’s) and their risk factors.

 

The theme for this year’s observance is “Power through Collective Action”.  

 

Senior Health Educator at the Health Promotion Unit here on Nevis, Ms. Shevonee Nisbett, announced the list of virtual activities that will be held from Monday, September 7th to Friday, September 11th leading up to the Caribbean Awareness Day on Saturday, September 12th, 2020.

 

 

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Senior Health Educator at the Health Promotion Unit, Ms. Shevonee Nisbett. 

 

According to paho.org “In response to the epidemic of NCD’s in the Caribbean, the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) issued the 2007 Port-of-Spain Declaration, “Uniting to Stop the Epidemic of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases” and declared the second Saturday in September to be “Caribbean Wellness Day” (CWD).

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