4th Annual Pathway to Wellness: Reversing the Trends Symposium

Rationale

According to the Department of Statistics, 25% of all deaths in The Bahamas are directly related to heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer of people in The Bahamas. Coronary heart disease is the main form of heart disease. It is a disorder of the blood vessels of the heart that can lead to a heart attack.  Ischemic heart disease is the second most common cause of death throughout The Bahamas.  It was the second most frequent cause of death amongst men and the fourth most common cause amongst women in 2009.

The Symposium consists of 3 events.

One Eleuthera Foundation in collaboration with Family Medicine Center and Cancer Society of Eleuthera hosted our 4th Annual Pathway to Wellness: Reversing the Trends Symposium, July 30th to July 31st, 2015. We continued to discuss and compile viable solutions to decrease the Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) that plague our people. This year's focus was Cardiovascular Health.

  1. Health Fair, Haynes Library Grounds, Governor's Harbour - July 30th, 2015, 10am to 1pm. The Fair was comprised of information and demos, food and health screening booths. This event was designed to create a forum for the general public to be sensitized to heart disease and the benefits of healthy food choices and exercise. Click here for photos.
     
  2. Welcome Reception, Eleuthera Arts & Cultural Center, Tarpum Bay - July 30th, 2015, 7pm to 8:30pm. This was a time for event speakers and the public to mix and mingle. It gave both groups the opportunity to get comfortable with each other and get an idea of what to expect during Friday’s Symposium. Click here for photos.
     
  3. The Pathway to Wellness Symposium, Cancer Society Wellness Center, Palmetto Point -July 31st, 2014, 8am to 4pm. 
    • 8am to 12pm - SESSION 1 - Heart Matters Business Session: During this time medical professionals presented on and discussed various topics related to Cardiovascular Health.
    • 1pm to 4pm - SESSION 2 - Heart Matters Interactive Public Session: This event was designed for the general public and took participants through a range of physical, spiritual and mental activities that are good for the heart. Click here for photos.

Press Release from the 4th Annual Pathway to Wellness Symposium.

Contact Person: Maisie Thompson - 242-334-2948/maisiethompson@oneeleuthera.org

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