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.
Request for Proposal for Evaluation of the Regional Health Framework 2010-2015 for implementation of the Caribbean Cooperation in Health Phase III (CCH III)
The purpose of this request for proposal is to identify a company that will evaluate the regional framework 2010-2015 for the Caribbean Cooperation in Health (CCH III) to identify specific and appropriate recommendations to guide the development and implementation of the new strategy for the region, CCH IV.
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