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CARPHA Trains Laboratory Personnel to Better Manage Outbreak Situations in the Region

CARPHA Trains Laboratory Personnel to Better Manage Outbreak Situations in the Region

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, November 26, 2014: The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), hosted from November 17-21 two workshops on shipping of infectious substances and biosafety practices in clinical laboratory. The workshops were geared at bolstering the Region’s preparedness for Ebola and other high risk threats by strengthening the capabilities of Member States to manage possible outbreak situations. The tr...
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CARPHA Teams Review Ebola Preparedness Regionally

CARPHA Teams Review Ebola Preparedness Regionally

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, November 28, 2014: The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), continues to support countries in their preparation for potential cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD). The Agency has deployed professionals to nine Member States specifically, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago to support their preparedness to detect, respond and contain any pote...
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World Environment Day

World Environment Day

June 5th is World Environment Day. The theme for this year is “Raise your Voice, Not the Sea Level”, a campaign which celebrates the resilience of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to the impacts of climate change. CARPHA and the Caribbean join the global community in the observance of this day.   The United Nations Secretary-General Message on World Environment Day http://www.unep.org/wed/messages/SG-WED-Message.asp#.U48SR_mwLa4 Highlights of World Environment Day e...
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CARPHA partners with CTO to establish a Tourism and Health Program

CARPHA partners with CTO to establish a Tourism and Health Program

It is recognized that the Caribbean is the most tourism dependent region in the world and that the industry is vulnerable to health, safety and environmental issues, such as foodborne and enteric disease outbreaks, and climatic change. Dr C. James Hospedales, Executive Director of CARPHA pointed out that "challenges faced in the industry are preventable through collaborative efforts with regional and global partners to improve monitoring and response, training and standards. In so doing, CARPHA ...
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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...