The Minister of Health, the Honourable Molwyn Joseph stressed the importance of attention being paid to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD’s) among members of the Antiguan and Barbudan population. Primarily among the illnesses suffered by the adult Antiguan and Barbudan population are Diabetes, Hypertension and Stroke.

They are a result of a sedentary lifestyle, over-consumption of sugars and salt, and the need to consume more green and leafy vegetables.

The failure on the part of both youth and adults to follow a more vigorous and exercise-filled lifestyle leads to harmful accumulations that can eventually lead to clogging of the arteries, organ failure, the loss of limbs and death. Cabinet agreed that a Public Relations Campaign will be intensified in the months ahead.