Battling the Hidden Enemy

Each year, thousands of Barbadians are robbed of good health, and even life, by a handful of diseases that have become chronic – deeply embedded – in our society.

But these are not diseases passed through human contact, such as HIV/AIDS, influenza, or some other virus. They are Chronic Non Communicable Diseases (CNCDs), such as heart disease, stroke, some cancers, diabetes and respiratorydisease.