Health care

One of the island’s foremost providers of health insurance is putting its money behind a major initiative aimed at assisting the country and region in coping with the ever-increasing challenges of chronic diseases.

Today, Sagicor and the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies signed a memorandum of understanding that would see the insurer funding a health economics chair at the Chronic Disease Research Centre here.

The facility will provide regional medical, governmental and insurance entities with “quantifiable data on the economic and financial impact of chronic non-communicable diseases”.

Here, Sagicor boss Dowridge Miller and UWI principal Sir Hilary Beckles initial the memorandum, while Minister of Health Donville Inniss and head of CDRC Anselm Hennis look on.

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