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CARPHA is equipped to investigate and manage communicable diseases through its security laboratories, a variety of specialized units such as an experimental mosquito colony, several epidemiological databases that are maintained within a LAN infrastructure and an active preventive maintenance unit.
As a public health agency, CARPHA is involved in addressing the prevalence of non-communicable (NCD) or chronic diseases, which account for the majority of deaths and illnesses in the Region. The NCD epidemic causes enormous human suffering and also impacts negatively on human development in both social and economic realms. Diseases of concern are hypertension, diabetes, obesity—especially childhood obesity, cardiovascular disease and cancers such as cervical carcinoma
CARPHA’s specialised laboratories provide support for the surveillance, prevention, promotion and control of important public health problems in the Region.
Greater emphasis is now being placed on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) by Caribbean countries as well as national, regional and international organizations. M&E is now recognized as a key element of evidence-based decision making at all levels of the public health system and CARPHA is pleased to be a part of this thrust as it continues to contribute to the sustainable development of the Caribbean.