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Executive Director in the Office of the Deputy Secretary General of CARICOM, Jacqueline Josephs, has said that the region’s healthcare system would be greatly advanced through the region’s co-operation with Spain, as part of a 750,000 euro agreement signed last week.
“We [at CARICOM] have been focusing quite a bit on HIV/AIDS, but in this particular case, it was important for us to concentrate more on our non-communicable diseases. Our community is challenged in that area, as it is an area that we have not given sufficient attention and we now have that opportunity to flesh out and implement a number of programmes,” Mrs. Josephs explained.
She was speaking at a press conference, held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, following the Second Meeting of the Joint Commission of the Kingdom of Spain and CARICOM between October 18 and 20.
The non-communicable diseases include diabetes, cervical cancer and hypertension.
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