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CARPHA continues to advocate collaboration between health and tourism sectors
July 2015. CARPHA continues to advocate collaboration between health and tourism sectors to jointly address the critical link between tourism and health. One way of achieving this objective would be t...
Workshop on Contact Tracing held by CARPHA to Strengthen Caribbean Health Security
 Workshop on Contact Tracing held by CARPHA to Strengthen Caribbean Health Security Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, July 23, 2015:  The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) hosted ...
The Caribbean successfully conducts Ebola simulation exercise
The Caribbean successfully conducts Ebola simulation exercise   Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 16 July, 2015.  As part of preparation efforts to prevent and manage potential Ebola c...

Chikungunya
Chikungunya is a mosquito-borne viral infection. Outbreaks have previously occurred in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Local transmission of the infection was found for the first time in the Caribbean in December 2013. Since CHIKV is new to the Caribbean, almost everyone in the Caribbean is susceptible to the infection. Read more...
Ebola
The current outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) is in West Africa. There have not been any cases of Ebola in the Caribbean, and the overall risk assessment for the Caribbean region remains low. Continued monitoring of the situation will be conducted by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). The level of risk may change as new information becomes available. Read more...
Dengue
Zika
This is a disease caused by the Zika virus (ZIKV), transmitted by mosquitoes of the genus Aedes. Read more...
Non-communicable Diseases
"Promoting Healthy Weights in the Caribbean: Safeguarding our Future Development." The Caribbean is in the midst of a childhood obesity epidemic, despite the fact that the health status of the Region’s children and young people has dramatically improved over the past decades. Statistics show that at least 1 in every 5 of our children carry unhealthy weights and risk developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs), like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, later in life. "  Read more...

Alerts
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.
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Research Funding Available

For original and innovative research exploring the link between diet, nutrition, body composition, physical activity and cancer prevention and survival. Deadline Date October 9, 2015. Apply Now
Download Your Copy 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

Evidence Portal

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.