To integrate Public Health Laboratories in CARPHA Member States in order to strengthen national and regional laboratory services and enhance capacity for preparedness and response to existing problems and new public health emergencies.
The Secretariat of CariPHLN resides within the Laboratory Services and Networks department, CARPHA Headquarters based in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
Thematic networks link as part of the overall public health network and benefit from as well as contribute to the CariPHLN initiatives to support the priority areas under CariPHLN. The priority areas of CariPHLN are intended to benefit all the public health laboratory networks that support disease prevention and control.
CariPHLN is comprised of volunteers with a wealth of technical experience that allows for frequent collaborations with partners in the Caribbean Region. These experts provide technical advice and engage in quality improvement activities among CMS which are coordinated by the Secretariat. Members can access training documents and get responses to their technical queries in real time.
For those interested in joining CariPHLN as a contributor please contact either the firstname.lastname@example.org email or the CariPHLN manager for more information.