Public Health Themes in Grenada and the Caribbean Region

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Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Lindonne Glasgow, MSPH, DrPH (Editor)
School of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St George’s University, Grenada, West Indies

Series: Public Health: Practices, Methods and Policies
BISAC: MED078000

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Over the past decade, the regional governments in Grenada and the Caribbean region, together with public health and clinical institutions, have turned their attention to tacking the rising prevalence of non-communicable chronic diseases, in particular, hypertension, diabetes and cancer. The emergence and rising prevalence of these lifestyle diseases are suggestive of a correlation with the cultural transformation that overtook the region. In the first quarter of 2020, the region’s health landscape turned another corner with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Improving the health status of Caribbean populations is at the forefront of the agenda of the regional public health institutions and, in producing this book, we provide support for evidenced-based public health practice in the Caribbean region. We hope readers find the issue informative to understanding the public health situation in the Caribbean and will motivate affirmative action to improve public health. (Imprint: Nova Medicine and Health)

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