The CARPHA Caribbean Regulatory System (CRS) has announced that it will begin charging modest user fees to the companies that apply for medicines recommendation through the CRS, starting November 15, 2019.
The CARPHA Environmental Health Laboratory has once again been recognized by the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc. (CALA) to perform laboratory testing and calibration techniques in compliance with the ISO/IEC 17025 standard. This also represents a successful transition to the 2017 version of the standard.
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number one cause of death and illness among the population in Caribbean countries. CVDs are disorders of the heart and blood vessels and include coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, rheumatic heart disease and other conditions..
Mosquitoes are the world’s deadliest animal, they transmit deadly diseases and can kill over 1,000,000 people a year.
The main route of transmission of dengue, chikungunya and zika is through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito.
A dirty/unkept backyard can be an incubator for mosquitoes. Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out any items that hold water such as tyres, buckets, toys, pools, etc.
Play CARPHA’s mobile game, and zap mosquitoes to keep your environment free from dengue, chikungunya and zika.
This event promotes education, awareness and community participation in mosquito prevention and control.
Mosquitoes in tropical climates can transmit illnesses such as dengue, chikungunya and zika. Climate variability and heavy showers of rain can bring standing water, providing a breeding ground for mosquitoes to lay their eggs.
Keep water drums, barrels and tanks tightly covered or sealed. Turn over, cover, or throw out containers that can collect water.
Protect your family from contracting or spreading mosquito-borne diseases. Use insect repellent, a mosquito net and wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants to avoid being bitten.
To protect yourself and the well-being of your unborn child, pregnant women must take extra precautions to avoid being bitten and visit your doctor regularly.
The symptoms of zika include joint pain, headache, fever and rash. Please visit your nearest health center or doctor if you are experiencing these symptoms. Consult a doctor.