Non Communicable Diseases in the Caribbean – has become an epidemic – NCD’s such as Diabetes; Hyper/ Hypo- tension; Cardiovascular diseases; Kidney Disease etc.
The purpose and anticipated end result of this proposal is to bring much needed information to the prevalence of NCD’s and it’s effect on our communities in the hopes of changing our habits where it comes to being healthier. Hypertension is a common medical condition that increases the risk of many other medical conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease, vascular disease, and stroke. Many patients with hypertension do not realize they have it, and many are not aware of its importance. Controlling blood pressure is crucial to reducing patients’risk of organ damage and death.
Intervention activities:- Awareness Campaigns; Focus Groups; Workshops and sessions at clinics etc in three target communities.
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