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HCC and the Lions Club Kingstown SVG Empowering Communities to Reduce High Blood Pressure

HCC and the Lions Club Kingstown SVG Empowering Communities to Reduce High Blood Pressure 

The HCC and the Lions Club of Kingstown SVG (St. Vincent & the Grenadines) in partnership with the SVG National Diabetic and Hypertensive Association (DHA) held the 'Blood Pressure Screening for Communities' workshop on Wednesday April 1st, 2015 attended by Lions Club outreach staff and community nurses from the Ministry of Health. The Lions Club of Kingstown is one of the subgrantees on the Blood Pressure Control Through Community Action (BPCCA) project - Phase I, funded through the Australian Direct Aid Program.

Through the initiative the Lions will be screening over 1000 individuals in underserved communities across St. Vincent and monitoring those found to have high blood pressure for medication and lifestyle compliance. The Lions are led by Director Mrs. Beverly Reddock in partnership with DHA President Sister Rosita King and their team. BPCCA I Clinical Project Advisors Dr. Jamario Skeete and Dr. Addison St. John led the one-day training workshop. For more information on the BPCCA click here. For more photos from the training - click here.

 

CARIBAPAN

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST RELATED TO ALCOHOL POLICY: WHAT CAN BE DONE?

DDHealthy Caribbean in partnership with CARIAD invite you to a CARIBAPAN Webinar, Thursday May 14th 2014, 10-11am (Eastern Time - Check the timing of the webinar in your timezone on the registration form).

Presented by Dr Maristela G. Monteiro, Senior Advisor Alcohol and Substance Abuse Pan American Health Organization. Read More and Register

The Healthy Caribbean Coalition

The Healthy Caribbean Coalition is a civil society alliance to combat chronic diseases. The alliance was established following a Caribbean civil society led conference on chronic diseases, entitled Healthy Caribbean 2008 - a wellness revolution conference. read more

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