Health Days

Caribbean Public Health Day

The celebration of Caribbean Public Health Day on July 2 coincides with the anniversary of the legal establishment of CARPHA, which makes it an appropriate time to highlight the work of the Agency, the contribution public health can make to the socio-economic development of the Region, and to sensitize Caribbean people about the importance of public health.

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Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week

During the last quarter of 2020, several CARPHA Member States reported localised outbreaks of Dengue, a mosquito borne disease, which placed an even greater burden on national health systems already engaged in managing the pandemic. “Moving forward to 2021, we must all play our part in the prevention and control of mosquito borne diseases in order to maintain our health and well-being, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic” stated CARPHA Executive Director, Dr Joy St. John, in observance of Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week 2021.

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Caribbean Wellness Day

Caribbean Wellness Day (CWD) is one of the regional responses to the threat posed by non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The day was conceptualised by the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and an integral part of the Port of Spain Declaration. The idea was formalised at a meeting at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on 15 September 2007 on the occasion of a special Regional Summit on Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

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4th World Cancer Day

24th World Tuberculosis Day

7th World Health Day
25th World Malaria Day
24th - 30th Vaccination Week in the Americas

17th World Hypertension Day
31st World No Tobacco Day

5th World Environment Day
7th World Food Safety Day
14thWorld Blood Donor Day

28th World Hepatitis Day

1st - 7th World Breastfeeding Week

Breast Cancer Awareness Month
10th World Mental Health Day
15th Global Handwashing Day
24th World Polio Day

14th World Diabetes Day

1st World AIDS Day
3rd International Day of Persons with Disabilities