The Ministry of Health is targeting a five per cent reduction in the prevalence of diabetes and obesity among Jamaicans, by 2018.

This under its National Strategic and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases.

That’s according to Minister of Health, Dr. Christopher Tufton, speaking at a public forum held at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston last week.

The forum was organized by the Ministry, under the theme, Reversing Diabetes A Possibility or A Dream.

It aims to heighten awareness about simple steps that can be taken to prevent and manage the disease.