The CARPHA Evidence Portal is a repository of research, syntheses and Caribbean policy-relevant documents, including clinical, population health and health systems research. The types of syntheses included are evidence briefs for policy, rapid syntheses, overviews of systematic reviews, systematic reviews and economic evaluations. The policy relevant documents originate from the CARPHA, CARPHA Member States and the World Health Organization. The EvIDeNCe portal also includes a guided overview of sources of Caribbean data, pre-appraised research evidence and other types of information, tools, resources and training material to support evidence-informed decision-making. Search the Portal
ANNOUNCEMENT - DENGUE COURSE
PAHO WHO | PAHO/WHO announces the 15th International Dengue Course organized by the Institute of Tropical Medicine. Couse sessions will address topics on clinical management, epidemiology, virology and immunology, transmission, integrated vector management, environmental risk factors and community participation, as well as control strategies and prevention of dengue in the context of other Arbovirosis (chikungunya and zika) present in the Americas. Registration deadline: 20 July 2017. Click for more information.
Influenza A (H1N1) Update (audio) CARPHA encourages the public to ensure they are aware of how to protect themselves and their families from catching and spreading seasonal influenza. In 2015, influenza activity globally has generally decreased or remained low with only a few countries reporting elevated levels of respiratory illness. Influenza activity in the Caribbean has remained at low levels with the exception of Cuba, where high numbers of severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) were reported, associated with the Influenza A (H1N1). Influenza AH1N1 is one of several influenza strains that circulates around the world, including the Caribbean region. Learn more about influenza
MEATS FROM BRAZIL: Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA), satement on concerns relating to unwholesomeness of processed meat and meat products originating from Brazil. See Here.
HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS: CARPHA works closely with countries across the Region and international partners to monitor infectious disease trends. Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) are infections that are caught as a result of a patient being in a hospital or other type of healthcare facility. Find out more about HCAIs, who is vulnerable and how they can be prevented HERE.
REPORT: Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance in the Caribbean: A report on the workshop delivered as part of the Commonwealth laboratory twinning initiative to combat antimicrobial resistance Download your copy
||Analysing over 60 years of research from the Annual Caribbean Health Conferences. This report highlights the impact of research on health policy and programming as well as clinical practice in the Caribbean.. Download your copy