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The UN Security Council commends CARPHA on its capacity to prevent deliberate disease outbreaks in the Region
A Group of Experts of the United Nations (UN) Security Council commended the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for its role in strengthening the Region’s capacity to prevent deliberate disease outbreaks through the use of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction. The Group of Experts was in Trinidad and Tobago and visited CARPHA
Worldwide, high blood pressure is estimated to affect more than one in three adults aged 25 and over, or about one billion people. Hypertension is a major contributor to heart disease and stroke – which together make up the world’s number one cause of premature death and disability The good news is high blood pressure
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Update on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) WHO has informed of the continuation of the outbreak of (MERS-Cov). Globally from September 2012 to date, there have been 54 laboratory confirmed cases including 30 deaths. Updates on the current situation with the outbreak are available from the World Health Organization (WHO) at http://www.who.int/csr/don/en/index.html CARPHA
St. Michael, Barbados, April 26, 2013. The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) turns its attention to Childhood Health for its 58th Annual Research Conference this year. Conference Chairmanand Director of Research at CARPHA, Dr. Donald Simeon, identifies childhood obesity, in particular, as a major cause for concern in the Region. Dr. Simeon points out that