Jamaica’s minister of health joins first Walk the Talk NY

Jamaican organizations in New York, joined the “Walk the Talk” health challenge, organized by the United Nations, WHO, and ThriveNYC. From left: Dr. Amanda Johnson, Anna Kay Rhule, Dr. Christopher Tufton, Claudette Powell, RN, chairperson, Jamaica Diaspora Health Taskforce/PR Officer Jamaica Nurses Group, NY, and Nurse Pamela Ellis.
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OPM, Kingston, Jamaica — Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness and Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton are expected to launch Caribbean Moves at the 73rd Session of the United General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City, United States.

Minister Tufton is also part of the government’s delegation to UNGA. His mission is to champion Jamaica’s response to non-communicable diseases through Jamaica Moves.

Prime Minister Holness will chair the high-level breakfast event and give the opening address, at the CARICOM High-Level Breakfast Event signalling the launch of Caribbean Moves; an initiative to raise awareness to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and ways to combat the diseases.

“During the 73rd Session of the UNGA in New York City, I will chair & give the opening address at the CARICOM High-Level Breakfast Event signalling the launch of Caribbean Moves; an initiative to raise awareness to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and ways to combat the diseases,” said Holness.

Dr. Tufton will also speak at the function, which is a major move in getting persons to be active and improve their lifestyles toward healthier habits.

In that regard, Minister Tufton will also engage the private and public sectors through a series of meetings which began on Monday, Sept. 24.

The Third High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) is a major presentation as Jamaica and other nations across the world devise strategies to combat NCDs.

Consul General of Jamaica to New York, Alison Roach Wilson and Dr. Christopher Tufton, stop for a photo-op before joining the Walk the Talk, health challenge run/walk in New York’s Central Park.
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