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CARPHA Advises "Be Proactive, Reduce Your Risk of Catching the Flu"
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.  Influenz...
CARPHA Launches Regional System for Member States to Report Substandard and Falsified Medicines
The health of the Caribbean people can be at risk if medicines are not safe, effective and of good quality.   Medicines safety and monitoring systems are often limited in the Region, and the...
Choose Prevention. Make Healthy Choices to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 3rd February, 2018. Prostate cancer is the most common cause of cancer related deaths among Caribbean men, with lung cancer being the second main cause.  ...

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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...
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...

Evidence Portal

The CARPHA Evidence Portal is a repository of research, syntheses and Caribbean policy-relevant documents, including clinical, population health and health systems research. The types of syntheses included are evidence briefs for policy, rapid syntheses, overviews of systematic reviews, systematic reviews and economic evaluations. The policy relevant documents originate from the CARPHA, CARPHA Member States and the World Health Organization. The EvIDeNCe portal also includes a guided overview of sources of Caribbean data, pre-appraised research evidence and other types of information, tools, resources and training material to support evidence-informed decision-making.  Search the Portal



Development of Surveillance Guidelines for Zika for Tourism Based Establishments. Closing Date March 21, 2018)

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), with funding from the European-Union (EU)-funded Programme of Support for Health Systems Strengthening for Prevention and Response to Outbreaks of Zika and other Mosquito-borne Diseases in the Caribbean, is seeking to engage a consultant to develop surveillance guidelines for Zika and other mosquito-borne infections for tourism-based establishments to reduce the risk of acquiring Zika and other mosquito-borne infections among tourists visiting the Caribbean.   Click For More Information.




Influenza A (H1N1) Update (audio) CARPHA encourages the public to ensure they are aware of how to protect themselves and their families from catching and spreading seasonal influenza. In 2015, influenza activity globally has generally decreased or remained low with only a few countries reporting elevated levels of respiratory illness. Influenza activity in the Caribbean has remained at low levels with the exception of Cuba, where high numbers of severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) were reported, associated with the Influenza A (H1N1). Influenza AH1N1 is one of several influenza strains that circulates around the world, including the Caribbean region. Learn more about influenza


CARPHA works closely with countries across the Region and international partners to monitor infectious disease trends. Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) are infections that are caught as a result of a patient being in a hospital or other type of healthcare facility. Find out more about HCAIs, who is vulnerable and how they can be prevented HERE.


REPORT: Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance in the Caribbean: A report on the workshop delivered as part of the Commonwealth laboratory twinning initiative to combat antimicrobial resistance Download your copy

Download Your Copy Analysing over 60 years of research from the Annual Caribbean Health Conferences. This report highlights the impact of research on health policy and programming as well as clinical practice in the Caribbean.. Download your copy