PM, Tufton to launch Caribbean Moves at UNGA

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness and Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton are expected to launch Caribbean Moves at the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City, United States.

Minister Tufton is a part of the Government's delegation to UNGA. A release from the Office of the Prime Minister said yesterday that his mission is to champion Jamaica's response to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through Jamaica Moves.

The release said Holness will chair the Caribbean Community (Caricom) High-Level Breakfast Event and give the opening address, signalling the launch of Caribbean Moves — an initiative to raise awareness to NCDs and ways to combat the diseases.

Dr Tufton will also speak at the function, which is a major move towards getting people to be active and improve their lifestyles regarding healthier habits.

In that regard, the release said Tufton will also engage the private and public sectors through a series of meetings that began yesterday.

The Third High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases is a major presentation, as Jamaica and other nations across the world devise strategies to combat NCDs.

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