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CARPHA COVID-19 Health Rounds

 

health rounds

Schedule of Upcoming Sessions

21-Oct

Tackling Community Spread of COVID-19 Surveillance and Control Strategies

Presenters: Dr. Roshan Parasram | Dr. Narine Singh | Dr. Stephanie Fletcher-Lartey | Dr. Cheryl Jones


22-Oct

Webinar for Environmental Health Officers (EHO): Infomation Exchange on the COVID-19 Response, Hurricane and Vector Borne Diseases Preparedness. (Closed Training)

Presenters: Mr. Bradshaw Isaacs| Dr. Kim Newton-James| Dr. Laura-Lee Boodram| Mr. Peter Williams


28-Oct

COVID-19 Health Guidelines for Reopening Hospitality Sector - Accommodations

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Indar | Ms. Cyrus


29-Oct

Under Pressure: NCDs & COVID-19 Part II

Presenters: Ms. Angela Hinds | Dr Trevor Ferguson | Ms. Sharmaine Edwards | Dr. Tamu Davidson


 

Previous Health Rounds Sessions

15-Oct

Under Pressure: NCDs & COVID-19 Part I

Presenters: Prof. Jennifer Knight-Madden | Prof. Denise Eldemire Shearer | Dr Tracy Evans Gilbert | Dr. Cheryl Jones

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13-Oct

Water Sanitation Hygiene and Waste Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presenters: Mr. Bradshaw Isaacs | Dr. Kim Newton-James| Mr. Kareem Charlemange

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29-Sep

COVID-19: Laboratory Diagnostics and Patient Immunity

Presenter: Dr Gabriel Gonzalez-Escobar

Summary: September 29, 2020 - CARPHA COVID-19 Health Rounds Webinar 4 "Laboratory Diagnostics and Patient Immunity" was well attended by national laboratory directors, regional laboratory experts and laboratory professionals from both the public and private sector. During his presentation, Dr. Gabriel Gonzalez-Escobar, Head, Laboratory Services and Networks, CARPHA Medical Microbiology Laboratory, discussed the various diagnostic platforms including antigen-based rapid tests, an update on serological assays and guidance on the use of the gold standard molecular methods (Polymerase Chain Reaction or PCR). A total of one hundred and thirteen (113) participants from seventeen (17) CMS joined the discussion on what is known about patient immunity, ongoing research into the link between asymptomatic presentation and immunity, and the most updated technical guidance available from the WHO, PAHO and CARPHA. An overview of CARPHA's Guidance on the Selection and Evaluation of Diagnostic Kits was given to attendees as a tool that can be used to evaluate existing and new test kits for COVID-19 diagnosis prior to purchase. The recording of the webinar is available here.

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16-Sep

Mosquito Borne Disease Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presenters: Dr Laura-Lee Boodram | Mr Rajesh Ragoo | Mr Peter Williams

Summary: Third in the CARPHA COVID-19 Health Rounds Webinar Series was “Mosquito Borne Disease Management during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar was well received by over 230 participants from 24 countries, 18 of which were CARPHA Member States. Participants included Ministry of Health workers from various departments including environmental health, public health, vector control, national laboratories, as well as, universities, NGOs and the private sector. Certificates of participation will be provided for individuals that attended the session. The recording of the webinar is available here.

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10-Sep

Management of Evacuation Shelters during COVID-19 Pandemic

Presenters: Mr. Peter Williams | Dr. Stephanie Fletcher-Lartey Mr. Bradshaw Isaacs | Dr. Kim Newton-James

Summary: The second CARPHA COVID-19 Health Rounds webinar “Managing Evacuation Shelters During the COVID-19 Pandemic” was well received by over 120 participants from 20 countries, 17 of which were CARPHA Member States. Participants were Ministry of Health workers, disaster management coordinators, shelter managers, social workers, community development officers, health inspectors, and many others that work in disaster management and health fields. The recording of the webinar is available here.

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2-Sep

COVID-19 Health Guidelines for Reopening Hospitality Sector - Accommodations

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Indar & Ms. Ornella Cyrus

Summary: As part of the COVID-19 Task Force “Caribbean Tourism Health Safety Training Series, CARPHA’s Tourism and Health Program conducted a training “COVID-19 Health Guidelines for Reopening Hospitality Sector – Accommodations & Tourism Health Information System (THiS) Overview.” A total of 256 persons were trained from twenty-five (25) countries, consisting of Eight-four (84) Hotels, Villas and Guest houses, One (1) Travel Agency, Fifteen (15) Tour companies, Ten (10) Tourism Authority and Institutions, Three (3) Taxi associations, and Four (4) Non-Tourisms related Organizations. Certificates of participation will be provided for individuals that attended the session. The link to the recording of the webinar can be found here.

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