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CARPHA encourages Authorities to Close the Care Gap for World Cancer Day 2024

CARPHA encourages Authorities to Close the Care Gap for World Cancer Day 2024

Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Caribbean Public Health Agency joins the international community in commemorating World Cancer Day 2024 by encouraging all relevant authorities to “Close the Care Gap”. CARPHA calls on all Member States to commit to prioritising cancer, addressing the root causes of health inequity and to ensuring that quality health services are accessible to all when, where and how they are needed.Cancer is a critical public health concern and continues to impact lives ...
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CARPHA and HISP Sign MoU to Strengthen Public Health and Disease Surveillance Systems Management in the Caribbean

CARPHA and HISP Sign MoU to Strengthen Public Health and Disease Surveillance Systems Management in the Caribbean

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. 15 December, 2023.  On December 01, 2023, Dr. Joy St. John, Executive Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and Professor Kristin Braa, Director of the HISP Centre at the University of Oslo, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of public health systems management in the Caribbean. This collaboration is ground-breaking because it aims to fortify public health and disease surveillance s...
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CARPHA and IDB Sign Landmark Pandemic Fund Technical Cooperation Agreement for Reducing the Public Health Impact of Pandemics in the Caribbean

CARPHA and IDB Sign Landmark Pandemic Fund Technical Cooperation Agreement for Reducing the Public Health Impact of Pandemics in the Caribbean

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 14 December, 2023. The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) held a landmark Public Signing Ceremony for the Pandemic Fund (PF) Technical Cooperation (TC) Agreement (“Reducing the Public Health Impact of Pandemics in the Caribbean through Prevention, Preparedness, and Response” [RG-T4387] Project) on December 14, 2023, at the Scarle...
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CARPHA and Nottingham Trent University (NTU) Forge Strategic Partnership to Tackle NCDs

CARPHA and Nottingham Trent University (NTU) Forge Strategic Partnership to Tackle NCDs

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. 13 December, 2023: Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and mental health issues are the primary causes of death and disability globally. Prevention through addressing risk factors like tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, physical inactivity, and unhealthy diets is crucial to mitigating their long-term health impacts. In a ground-breaking initiative to combat the rising challenge of these diseases, Not...
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  • CARPHA Encourages Persons to Know their Blood Pressure

    CARPHA Encourages Persons to Know their Blood Pressure

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    Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, May 16, 2014: The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is calling on persons to know their blood pressure, strive to keep it healthy or lower it. This is in keep...
  • CARPHA and CTO Launch Tourism and Health Programme

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    CARPHA and CTO successfully launched the regional tourism and health programme and conducted an awareness and discussion workshop on Friday May 2, 2014 in Aruba. The keynote address was given by the M...
  • CARPHA’s new Chairman of the Board

    CARPHA’s new Chairman of the Board

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    Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, October 02, 2013: The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is pleased to announce the appointment of the Honourable Colin Riley, Minister of Health of Montserrat...
  • Saint Lucia Joins Regional Project to Build Public Health Capacity

    Saint Lucia Joins Regional Project to Build Public Health Capacity

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    Castries, Saint Lucia, September 04, 2014. The Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations, in collaboration with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), is launching the Ca...
  • New CARPHA lab to help region respond to health threats

    New CARPHA lab to help region respond to health threats

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    The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) moved today one step forward in its mission to provide strategic direction in analyzing, defining and responding to public health priorities of CARICOM, in ...
  • GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP

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    The Center for Global Health of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S., in collaboration with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), St. George's Un...
  • CR-FELTP Trains New Mentors in Jamaica

    CR-FELTP Trains New Mentors in Jamaica

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    Caribbean Regional Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme (CR-FELTP) Trains New Mentors in Jamaica The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) hosted a four-day workshop in Kingston, Jam...
  • Risk of Ebola in the Caribbean

    Risk of Ebola in the Caribbean "Low"

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    Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, August 06, 2014: The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) says the risk of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) being imported to the Caribbean is low. Executive Direct...
  • Risk Communication Training to Help Senior Health Officials Better Manage Health Threats

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    Risk Communication Training to Help Senior Health Officials Better Manage Health Threats Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, June 19, 2016: "Risk communication is an important tool in managing health th...
  • Influenza Activity in the Caribbean

    Influenza Activity in the Caribbean

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    Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, September 26, 2013. The Caribbean, like other regions in the Americas, experiences seasonal influenza activity. Improved health monitoring by Ministries of Health i...