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Get Vaccinated, It Saves Lives!
Get Vaccinated, It Saves Lives! Each year, immunization prevents an estimated 2-3 million deaths from diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and measles - life-threatening diseases that di...
Health Research Conference to Focus on Family Health
Child health, Zika, Healthy ageing and HIV AIDS are just some of the family health issues that will be addressed at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Health Research Conference this year. T...
Diabetes: A Big Problem for Years to Come
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, April 7, 2016.  Studies conducted by the University of the West Indies (UWI) estimate that 1 in every 4 adults in some Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries ...

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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...
Zika
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
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
Hand, foot, and mouth disease, or HFMD, is a contagious illness that is caused by different viruses.  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...

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.

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INFLUENZA:

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.

 

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Evidence Portal

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.

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



61st ANNUAL CARPHA HEALTH RESEARCH CONFERENCE

23RD - 25TH JUNE, 2016 - Turks and Caicos