Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, January 30, 2015: Seasonal influenza affects many thousands of people in the Caribbean each year, and as the 2015 season approaches, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is urging persons to practice good personal hygiene in order to reduce the risk of transmission of influenza and other respiratory viruses.
This CARPHA report, inter alia, chronicles the evolution of the Region’s medical/health research council, which was responsible for the hosting of the Annual Caribbean Health Conference over the last 60 years. The report also includes useful analysis of the research presented over 60 years, trends that reflect the relative importance of various health conditions in the Region, and therefore the research interests. Critically, the publication highlights the impact of the research presented at the Conference. This includes the uptake of the research findings to influence health policy and programming as well as clinical practice. The report ends with tributes by the main actors who were responsible for the Conference’s success. Download your copy
The National Institutes of Health will be hosting a three day Capacity-Building Workshop on “Improving Chronic Disease in the Caribbean through Evidence-Based Behavioural and Social Interventions.” This training workshop will be held in Bridgetown, Barbados, from July 21-23, 2015. Read more…
CARPHA received high praise from Bermuda’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Cheryl Peek-Ball, for the Agency’s assistance with its STEPS data survey analysis - a survey of Bermuda’s health trends. The team from CARPHA assisted in completing the preliminary data analysis and the first draft of the data book. The CMO also commended the support Bermuda continues to receive from CARPHA, as Bermuda embarks on the final stages of the project, which includes report writing, and communication of the results of the survey to the public.