Ministry of Health expresses concern over CNCD


The Ministry of Health says banning the importation of certain food ingredients could be an option in its efforts to prevent the increase of chronic, non communicable diseases (CNCD) in the country.

Health Minister Julius Timothy told a press conference Monday that his ministry is worried about the high levels of CNCDs on the island.

He says education is one way to help deal with the situation.

He says the Ministry of Health is also working with the Ministry of Education to help control child obesity.

“We are looking at more education and legislative measures. It is a holistic effort because the CNCDs are so difficult to deal with. I cannot imagine amputations. I can’t imagine living without a leg so we need to find ways to deal with it,” he said.

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  1. Viewer
    May 19, 2011

    Oh dear DA remain Calm and keep praying.Politicians can’t save Dominica.It needs Jesus.Everything is out of hand but not out of the hands of God as nothing is to big that he cannot solve.

  2. forkit
    May 19, 2011

    first thing you have to do timtim is to let chinese and hatians to present their health certifical on arrival..

    then you will cut down the influx of diseases like TB and AIDS etc

  3. frail
    May 18, 2011

    Neighbour hate will not help DA get positive and cam down . make constructive comments and suggestion. DA is for all of us. Chill

  4. praise HIM
    May 18, 2011

    too late my boy you can’t tell the chinese to stop importing their high toxin products they dumping on us,you mad man”they will just erase you from the equation, like you know who />?/?. asked tony he is the middle man.why do you think he speaks with so much authority?

    • van
      May 19, 2011

      Research should be made into when this became more prominent. It will possible show this increased when the Chinese arrived.

      Most of what the Chinese sell to other countries are ‘inferior’ and sometimes dangerous goods. If they can dump it on their own people, do you think they will have any reservations doing it to others?

      The Government should be alert and act upon this. If necessary setting up an organisation to deal solely with imported goods. The welfare of the nation is at stake

  5. only
    May 18, 2011

    So are you talking about the poison contaminated food that is coming in from Guyana or the additives that are toxic as well as the hormone laden meat that is coming in from foods imported from the U.S. and other countries?
    Or is it the toxic stuff, including the moth balls with benzene coming in from China?
    You are going to have one heck of a big job to undertake.
    This amputation business needs to be minimized.
    Get that hospital updated.

  6. Neighbour
    May 18, 2011

    The Bloody non-essential things you foolish government is involved in when you should concentrate on having a full team at the PMH Accident and Emergency to save peoples lives. I hate you stupid government of dominica. My friend dies because you have an inadequate system. And you just running around involved in nonsensical issues. I hope all you all catch those disease. Cha man a waste of time health system and useless health minister….I could go on and on

  7. John Lennon
    May 18, 2011

    Imagine all the people, all of the population living today with Diabetes and High blood preesure.
    you might be one too. Imagine their was no Julie to tell us about imaging ourselves without legs,hands.Imagine you did not cross the floor? Imagine there was no Eddie, no Skerrit,no IPO, no Crazzytees, Saverin and Tony too. Imagine there was no Spags and Ron too! imagine there was no Politics and politicians too. imagine you did not read this post.

    • imagining am reading lol
      May 18, 2011

      You getting me into this imaging thing John Lennon! You got some imagination you are good.Da got talent and freaky thinkers wow! That’s so damn imaginary U are a good thinker.i see where you going lol! These guys are imagining all kinds of things and trying all way to make them real.

  8. Quarantine
    May 18, 2011

    My advise TIM TIM- put a check on all the duty free Chinese products . Those containing Asbestos, Lead Paint, MSG and all those dangerous toxins that the Chinese government allow in their QA/QC procedues.
    Before you do so Tim Tim make sure the west Coast road rehabilitation finish as we doh care about the state Mallice. Following the completion of the west coast road it is time to dishonor the MOU.

    May 18, 2011


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