UKRI/MRC: Impact of COVID-19 Control measures on NCD risk factors and Metabolic health: A comparison of three Caribbean countries - Professor Marshall Tulloch-Reid

Recent control measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in many LMICs have interfered with daily routines and food systems. In this study we will examine how control measures used in 3 Caribbean islands affected NCD lifestyle practices and people living with NCDs, particularly women, the poor and those living in urban compared to rural communities. By understanding the effects of COVID-19 control measures on NCD lifestyle risk factors as well as metabolic health (weight, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol), governments can limit unwanted effects when putting these measures in place when dealing with future disease outbreaks and other national crises.