Caribbean countries have yet to seriously take steps to implement pictorial cigarette warnings.… Read More Caribbean countries lag behind others in implementing pictorial cigarette warnings
When you’re Jamaica’s Ministry of Health and you want to get the message out about the Zika virus what do you do? You turn to reggae music. In ‘We Nuh Want Zik V’, one of the most catchy Zika PSAs available, obstetrician and gynecologist Michael Abrahams, energetically encourages people on how to keep dangerous mosquitoes away… Read More Jamaica turns to reggae to stop Zika
Did you make a New Year’s resolution to be healthy? You’re not alone. One of the most talked about mages of the past few weeks is not from a health campaign but from a weight loss company. Weight Watchers launched a new campaign with Oprah Winfrey a few weeks ago, and since then the deeply personal and… Read More Can Oprah help you exercise?
I was browsing through the Healthy Caribbean Coalition website recently and click on their Tobacco Control section. I’m involved in a research project looking at the effectiveness of cigarette warning labels globally so tobacco control is of increasing interest to me. At the top of HCC’s Tobacco Control page was a “Response to e-cigarette promotion… Read More E-cigarette advertisements in the Caribbean
One of the many challenges with having a blog about health communication in the Caribbean region is that I am not exposed to as much information about the region as I would like. I live in Durham, NC and am completing my Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Suffice to say,… Read More Do you work to promote health in the Caribbean?