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Caribbean Looks to Nutrition to Combat Illness

10 November 2015 - Carib Flame

November 10, 2015

Leading health and agriculture experts are coming together to chart a new focus that links agriculture and nutrition, in an effort to tackle a growing NCD problem in the Caribbean.Health experts in the Caribbean say Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) are the leading causes of death in the Caribbean. Saint Lucia has the highest incidence of diabetes per capita in the world and the Caribbean is the region with the most limb amputations outside a war zone.