Minister of Health Dr Irving McIntyre reveals that Non-Communicable Diseases have surpassed communicable diseases as Dominica’s Dominant Health Concern
Non-Communicable Diseases have surpassed communicable diseases as Dominica’ dominant health concern.
That’s according to Health Minister Dr Irving McIntyre,
in relation to this year’s new overall theme for the Celebration of Caribbean Wellness Day - ‘Power through Collective Action’, with a sub-theme ‘Stronger Together 2020’ for this year’s celebration.
Dr. McIntyre says this year’s theme raises awareness of some key health issues, one of which is mental health, which he says are highly prevalent throughout the world and are major contributors to limited morbidity, disability and premature mortality.
He says that fear, worry, stress are normal emotions to expressed during these times, and that stigmas associated with mental illness don’t benefit anyone but rather requires support and stress management.
Minister for Health, Dr Irving McIntyre
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