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Social Security in the Caribbean

The HEU, Centre for Health Economics, at The University of the West Indies seeks to explore the issues surrounding social security in the Region with the first in a series of webinars entitled, “Social Security in the Caribbean: Facing Challenges and Building Resilience” on February 4th, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m AST.

Agenda: Social Security Webinar Agenda (2).pdf

View the Webinar below.

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Human Rights Day

Members of the HEU will be presenting on "Poverty and the Rights of the Child: A Look at Trinidad and Tobago" at a Virtual Forum hosted by the United Nations Association of Trinidad and Tobago.  The Theme of the Forum is CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD.

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Sugar Sweetened Beverages (SSBs)

The HEU hosted a webinar on the "Economic Implications and Policy Options in the Caribbean" as it relates to SSBs.  Dr. Althea La Foucade, Director of the HEU brought welcome remarks to participants. This was followed by a thought provoking presentation by Dr. Anton Cumberbatch, Technical Advisor (HEU) on "Mitigating the Risks Associated with NCDs".  We also had Ms. Michelle Ash, Chief Nutritionist & Head of Department, Nutrition & Metabolism Division, Ministry of Health, Trinidad and Tobago who presented on "SSB Policy in Trinidad and Tobago" and Dr. Miriam Alvarado, Centre for Diet and Activity Research, University of Cambridge who presented on "SSB Taxation in Barbados".  The session ended with closing remarks from Professor Karl Theodore, Advisor (HEU).

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