I extend greetings to everyone at home and abroad. According to the World Health Organization, chronic diseases continue to be on the incline globally. It is expected to surge from 46 percent of the world’s population to 57 percent by 2020. Almost half of the chronic disease-caused deaths are attributable to cardiovascular diseases, obesity and diabetes.
The Virgin Islands Alzheimer’s Association is a non-profit organization which aims to create awareness, encourage prevention of the disease and be the support system for families coping with loved ones suffering from the disease.
My fellow Virgin Islanders, our health journey can be filled with many twists and turns. One day, you may feel perfectly fine and the next, you may be battling a non-communicable disease such as diabetes that will change your life forever