Call to Action: Access to Quality HIV related Diagnostics as a Human Rights Entitlement of Residents of the Caribbean Region. Read more
Expression of Interest Request
The CROSQ LQMS-SIP Secretariat is inviting persons with medical laboratory quality management system training and experience to apply to become volunteer medical laboratory assessors in CROSQ’s continued rollout of the regional Laboratory Quality Management Systems Stepwise Improvement Process (LQMS-SIP). Read more
Invitation to Tender * New
Tender: CARIFORUM intends to award a supply contract for the Supply, delivery, unloading, installation, commissioning of, and related training for computer hardware, software, other electronic equipment and information systems to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) offices in Trinidad, Jamaica and St. Lucia, with financial assistance from the 10th EDF. The tender dossier is available from http://www.caricom.org/jsp/secretariat/procurement.jsp?menu=secretariat. The deadline for submission of tenders is 16 February, 2016, 1pm local time.
Influenza A (H1N1) Update (audio) * New
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
HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS: 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
34th Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
June 13 - July 1, 2016
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will host the 34th Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics from June 13 - July 1, 2016. The Summer Institute website www.jhsph.edu/summerepi has information on courses, tuition and housing.
||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