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What we do
The Barbados National Registry for Chronic Non-Commmunicable Disease is a national surveillance system operated by the Chronic Disease Research Centre of The University of the West Indies, on behalf of the Barbados Ministry of Health.

Mission Statement

“To collect, collate and disseminate timely and accurate national data on the occurrence of cancer, stroke and acute myocardial infarction (acute MI), in order to contribute to the prevention, control and treat-ment of these diseases in the Barbadian population.”


Vision statement 

"To be the leading national, population-based, non-communicable disease registry in the Caribbean region, through the maintenance of a comprehensive, reliable and quality surveillance system."




  • We are persons of our word while striving for excellence in everything we do
  • We are consistent in the quality of all our work output through the minimisation of errors and the application of knowledge


  • We provide support to one another, work co-operatively, respect one another’s views, and make our work environment fun and enjoyable
  • We always seek clarification from others when unsure
  • We value everyone’s strengths and use them whenever possible
  • We each give a progress report at all team meetings and request help when needed


  • We accept full accountability for  the execution and quality of our work
  • We prepare and are reliable for all core and additional tasks
  • We take responsibility to express our training needs and to gather the required skills

 Personal development

  • We value learning, feedback, coaching and mentoring
  • We each take responsibility to gain the required development to perform on the job
  • We celebrate as a team all individual and team successes
  • We thank each other for their assistance every time


  • We are open and honest in all our dealings and we maintain the highest integrity at all times
  • We air all concerns constructively and offer solutions
  • We ensure that all information on colleagues and patients are kept confidential



  • To maintain a high quality database.
  • To establish baseline levels of stroke, heart disease, and cancer.
  • To provide regular reports on disease incidence, mortality, and survival.
  • To respond to requests for information on these diseases.
  • To provide tailored reports and analyses of aggregate data as requested
  • To assist with the estimation of future disease impact.
  • To assist with the investigation of interventions and/or preventative measures.
  • To plan resources, and highlight at-risk groups.
  • To provide information to enable strategy development for national control programmes, where appropriate.


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