Tropical Storm Erika has had a significant impact on a number of CARPHA Member States already and may affect other countries as it continues its path through the Caribbean. CARPHA expresses its deepest sympathy to those affected by this recent flooding. CARPHA continues to monitor the situation, and is on standby ready to provide support to countries in the region.
Conditions after a tropical storm or hurricane can pose a number of risks to health. These may include increased risk of catching some infectious diseases through contact with flood water, contamination of drinking water, and increases in spread of vector-borne diseases transmitted by mosquitoes. Flooding and damage to infrastructure can also lead to physical injuries as well as being very distressing to the affected individuals through the major impact on their daily lives.
CARPHA therefore encourages those affected by the tropical storm to follow advice on good public health practices to reduce potential risks to their health.
Preventing interpersonal and self-directed violence and injuries in the Caribbean
A stakeholder dialogue on preventing interpersonal and self-directed violence and injuries in the Caribbean was held on June 24, 2015, in collaboration with McMaster Health Forum. The goal of the dialogue was to share knowledge and spark insights about how this important health issue could be addressed. Financial support for the dialogue was provided by the Pan American Health Organization. Download the complete set of dialogue outputs here
. To search for research and policy relevant documents with a specific focus on the Caribbean visit the EvIDeNCe Portal
. For evidence briefs and dialogue summaries on this and other topics that address pressing health challenges, visit the McMaster Health Forum
Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance in the Caribbean: A report on the workshop delivered as part of the Commonwealth laboratory twinning initiative to combat antimicrobial resistanceDownload your copy
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||This report includes analysis of over 60 years of research from the Annual Caribbean Health Conference. It give trends that reflect the relative importance of various health conditions in the Region, and also highlights the impact of the research on health policy and programming as well as clinical practice. Download your copy