CARPHA and CAIC Partner to Tackle Public Health Concerns That Impact Work Productivity. | SMN News

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.:— The Caribbean remains the region of the Americas worst affected by the epidemic of chronic noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases. In Latin America and the Caribbean, NCDs are the leading cause of premature death, accounting for nearly half of all deaths of persons under 70 years, and for two out of three deaths overall. The costs are simply not sustainable for governments, employers, and families.

“The conditions of work and the work environment can either have a positive or negative impact on our health and

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