"Support for Prevention of Heart Disease and Stroke"

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Barbados Organisations

Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners.  www.bamp.org.bb
This is where the association's members can access information about the organization or take a look at the latest news in the world of medicine. There is also a section for members of the public where you are invited to explore the articles contained here, post questions to our medical bulletin board or even search for a physician in your area.

Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry. www.bdscham.com
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry seeks to influence, through advocacy, the existing social, economic and business environments in order to create sustainable economic progress for all Barbadians.

The Barbados Cancer Society. www.barbadoscancersociety.com
The Mission: The Barbados Cancer Society is a nation-wide Charitable Organisation, dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of pain and suffering from cancer by public education, the promotion of early detection and prompt treatment, and the provision of patient care, support services and sincere counselling.

Diabetes Association of Barbados. www.diabetes.bb
The purpose of this site is to provide an online destination for people seeking information about diabetes.

Barbados Youth Business Trust. www.youthbusiness.bb
The Trust provides the much needed service of turning good ideas into good business and the program is open to those aged between 18 – 35. Physically challenged applicants with good business ideas are especially encouraged to let the Trust help them to make their dream become a reality. The BYBT is a registered Charity No. 271 and duly registered as a benevolent organization under the Income Tax Act.

National Council On Substance Abuse. www.ncsa.org.bb
To promote sustained action for positive change in the fight against substance abuse and in the facilitation of drug education, prevention, and drug-free lifestyles.

Aries Technology. www.ariestechnic.com
Aries Technologies Inc. is an innovative and dynamic software development company that was created to provide Information Technology services to the Caribbean region. Our employees and consultants all have university degrees in Computer Science, and seven to thirteen years experience in software development. Our goal is to provide all our clients with solutions that are technologically advanced, are of superior quality and are delivered on time.

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Caribbean Organisations

Caribbean Cardiac Society. www.caribbeanheart.org
The mission of the Caribbean Cardiac Society is: "The advancement of knowledge of disease of the heart and circulation among the medical and paramedical professions in the Caribbean.

Healthy Caribbean - The Healthy Caribbean 2008 conference is aimed at mobilising civil society and will bring together a wide cross section of the Caribbean community, including the many sectors of civil society, educators, government, and business, to address in a highly participatory and interactive workshop format, this most burdensome, yet most preventable, epidemic of our times: chronic disease. www.healthycaribbean.org

Heart Foundation of Jamaica. www.heartfoundationjm.org
The Heart Foundation of Jamaica was established in 1971 by The Lions Club of Kingston in an effort to minimize the incidence of death from heart disease in Jamaica. As an independent, registered non-profit, non-governmental organization, The Heart Foundation of Jamaica remains committed to its aim of achieving this through its programmes of prevention.

Curacao Heart Foundation - The Curaçao Heart Foundation is a non profit organization operating in Curaçao the Netherlands Antilles. Our activities include the propagation of general information on Heart Disease, Heart Disease indicators, factors and Heart Disease prevention. www.kurason.com

International Organisations

The British Heart Foundation. www.bhf.org.uk and Pick up the beat
The aim of the British Heart Foundation is to play a leading role in the fight against disease of the heart and circulation so that it is no longer a major cause of disability and premature death.

The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control. www.fctc.org
Is a heterogeneous alliance of approximately 200 non-governmental organizations representing about 80 countries around the world who are working jointly and separately to support the development, signing, and ratification of an effective Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and related protocols.

The InterAmerican Heart Foundation. www.interamericanheart.org
The InterAmerican Heart Program was created in September 1992 under the auspice of the World Heart Federation with the support of the American Heart Association, the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Interamerican Society of Cardiology, and heart foundations and societies throughout the American continents. The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados is a member of IAHF

American Heart Association. www.heart.org
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

European Heart Network. www.ehnheart.org
The European Heart Network plays a leading role in the prevention and reduction of cardiovascular disease through advocacy, networking and education so that it is no longer a major cause of premature death and disability throughout Europe.

Stroke Association - UK. www.stroke.org.uk
Each year over 130,000 people in England and Wales have a stroke. The Stroke Association is the only national charity solely concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages.

Helps people achieve a longer and better life through prevention and control of heart disease and stroke, with a focus on low and middle income countries. www.worldheart.org and www.worldheartday.com The Heart & Stroke Foundation is a member of the World Heart Federation.

American Diabetes Association. www.diabetes.org
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading 501(C)3 nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states.

Global Smoke Free Partnership. www.globalsmokefreepartnership.org
The Global Smokefree Partnership is a new multipartner initiative formed to promote effective smokefree air policies worldwide. The Partnership works by helping practitioners and advocates of smokefree policies to:
  • access the evidence for smoke free policies
  • request assistance from a network of experts
  • take action in support of smoke free policies

Life Education Centres.  www.lifeeducation.org.uk

World Action on Salt & Health - www.worldactiononsalt.com - "World Action on Salt and Health's mission is to achieve a reduction in dietary salt intake around the world from the current intake of 10-15g/day to the World Health Organisation (WHO) target of 5g/day. This fall in salt intake and the resulting fall in blood pressure would lead to major reductions in both incidents of, and deaths from Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) i.e. stroke, heart failure and heart attacks, with a major reduction in the disability that results from CVD."

Cardiac Matters - This site looks at the causes, symptoms and treatments of a range of heart conditions, together with tips on how to keep your heart healthy. CardiacMatters.co.uk