In September 2007, the Governments of the Caribbean recognizing the toll on their economies and their people declared the 2nd Saturday of September to be celebrated as Caribbean Wellness Day.
Since then, in conjunction with PAHO/WHO/UN and other international organizations, they have implemented a healthy lifestyle program in the CARICOM islands through the Ministries of Health. However, more needs to be done and they are working on it. In September 2011, Governments of the Caribbean and Health NGOs will be part of the meeting at the UN on NCDs. We are all looking forward to strong, measurable outcomes from this meeting.
If you work for a government in the Caribbean and would like to start a wellness program for your employees please send us an email.
We are asking for your support as this wellness movement goes forward.