Background

Laboratory TechnicianThe health of Caribbean economies is closely related to the health of its tourism industry given that the Caribbean is the most tourism-dependent region in the world. However, tourism is vulnerable to health, safety and environmental safety (HSE) threats, including disease outbreaks/crises, environmental degradation and deficiencies in environmental sanitation and safety, challenging the sustainability of Caribbean tourism. 

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The tourism and health Information system (THiS)

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The Tourism and Health Information System or THiS is a real-time web based health information management system for hotels to monitor the health of their visitors and staff. The information serves as an early warning and response system for supporting hotels in identifying health issues that may impact visitors and/or staff members. THiS is a partnership between the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Caribbean hotels/guesthouses, the Ministries of Health and Tourism, and tourism boards/agencies of your country, and part of the Regional Tourism and Health Program (THP.

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Food Safety

doubles Foodborne illnesses are one of the most common public health issues in the Caribbean region, and have increased by 26% since 2010. The fact that thousands of people in the region become sick from tainted food each year demonstrates the need to further safeguard our food supply.

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health safety and environmental sanitation Standards

Researcher in LibraryOur research is a co-ordinated contribution to the knowledge and resources of the international health community.

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Regional Initiatives

LAUNCH OF REGIONAL THP ARUBA 2014

IDB/THMRS PROJECT 2016

REGIONAL WORKSHOPS - Regional THP Stakeholder Workshop 2017

 

Country Programmes

Press Releases

Tourism growth and sustainability in the Caribbean face serious health, safety and environmental (HSE) threats. These include disease outbreaks and de... read more...
The Caribbean as a tourist destination took centre stage at the World Travel Market, the largest gathering of global tourism stakeholders.   High... read more...