Renewed concern in Barbados about NCDs

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Barbados is experiencing the effects of a “tidal wave” of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) which is threatening to have an even more devastating impact in the future unless decisive action is taken.

Ms Gina Pitts, Heart and Stroke Foundation Chief Executive Officer (Photo via Barbados Today
Ms. Gina Pitts, Heart and Stroke Foundation Chief Executive Officer (Photo via Barbados Today

Using this terrifying type of natural disaster to emphasise the nature of the health crisis, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, a charitable organisation battling killer cardiovascular diseases, issued a grim warning to Barbadians: Either take the issue seriously or face the grim possibility of entire families being “taken out” as preliminary data points to rising deaths from cardiovascular diseases over the coming years.

Following a spate of sudden deaths over the past month, including persons who collapsed and died from undisclosed causes, the Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, Gina Pitts, told Barbados TODAY she did not foresee the young generation living nearly as long as “our elderly”.

Read more at: Barbados Today

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