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Breastfeeding for a Happier, Healthier Region

Breastfeeding for a Happier, Healthier Region

In recognition of World Breastfeeding Week (WBFW), August 1-7, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), encourages mothers to see breastfeeding as the normal way of nourishing their babies from the first hour of their birth (initiation) to at least six months after, with continued breastfeeding up to age two along with complementary food.  The theme given by World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action for this year’s WBFW is Breastfeeding – a winning goal for life.  This i...
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Centralized Generic Medicines Registry

Centralized Generic Medicines Registry

Caribbean countries discuss establishment of a centralized genericmedicines registry process to improve access to essential medicines   More than 16.7 million people could benefit from this measure, which will reduce duplication of efforts and increase collaboration among Caribbean countries to ensure the availability and quality of essential medicines. The countries are discussing a pilot project that will be coordinated by PAHO/WHO, CARICOM, CARPHA, and the Caribbean Technical Advisory Gr...
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CARPHA DECLARES CHIKUNGUNYA CONTROL AND EBOLA PREPAREDNESS TOP PUBLIC HEALTH PRIORITIES

CARPHA declares chikungunya control and preparedness for Ebola virus disease top public health priorities for the Region at this time and they are currently receiving our greatest attention. The number of reported cases of chikungunya continues to increase, and provides a challenge to public health services.  CARPHA continues to provide laboratory testing for chikungunya in the English-speaking Caribbean. However, those being tested and reported represent only the “tip of the iceberg...
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CARPHA and CTO Launch Tourism and Health Programme

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 Minister of Tourism, Antigua and Barbuda, John Maginley, and the “call to action” by the Premier of the Turks of Caicos islands, Dr. Rufus Ewing.  Working group sessions were also held to discuss and revise the components of the programme. This workshop was attended by multisectoral ...
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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...