Toppin pushing healthy lifestyle
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Barbados place a heavy burden on the national budget, with $250 million being spent annually, according to figures from the Ministry of Health.
Stroke and heart disease are high on the NCD list and chief executive officer of the Heart and Stroke Foundation Dr Roland Toppin said he aimed to make his agency an even more viable force in the fight to reduce the alarming incidence of these diseases as it continued its mission to provide education and rehabilitation to victims.
Toppin, who was recently appointed CEO,?told the DAILY?NATION: “I want to have a situation in Barbados where the vast majority know basic CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). One big emphasis is to get people educated . . . to train people in first aid and in cardiac care.” (GC)
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