The National Chronic Non-Communicable Disease Commission (NCNCDC) will be taking a more proactive approach to fulfilling its mandate in 2018.
Under the stewardship of Dr Damien Greaves, the commission will be hosting a one day retreat on Saturday, 3 February at St George’s University (SGU) with an aim to charting the way forward so as to better achieve its prescribed mandate.
Facilitated by Dr Trevor Hassle, Chairman of the Barbados NCD, the daylong event is expected to give birth to a revised Terms of Reference, a work plan and an opportunity to engage commissioners.
Other specially invited guests at Saturday’s opening ceremony will be the former Chairman of the Commission Dr Omowale Amuleru Marshall, Provost of St George’s University Dr Joseph Childers and Health Minister Hon Nickolas Steele.
The NCNCDC is a cabinet appointed advisory committee charged with the responsibility of making recommendations to the Minister of Health on policies and best practices that can reduce the dreaded consequences of chronic non-communicable diseases.
The composition of the commission includes representatives from the Ministry of Health, Agriculture, Education, GNOW, TAWU, Food and Nutrition Council, the Media Association, NaDMA, GCIC and representatives from the various non-communicable disease organisations operating in the State of Grenada.