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The UWI and CARPHA partner on Caribbean health policy

The UWI and CARPHA partner on Caribbean health policy

 On February 26, 2019, during the 30th Inter-sessional Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government Meeting, The UWI Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Dr. C. James Hospedales signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalising a partnership towards improved research and training on public health priorities affecting people in the region.  Signalling the importance of the partnership, the signing ...
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CARPHA and Agence Française de Développement Sign Agreement  to Strengthen Regional Health Security

CARPHA and Agence Française de Développement Sign Agreement to Strengthen Regional Health Security

The islands and territories of the Caribbean region, though diverse in language, culture and status, share many public health challenges. These include chronic diseases, ageing populations, and exposure to the effects of climate change such as extreme weather events and outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases. The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) signed a €1.5 million funding agreement with the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), on Wednesday 13 February 2019. The ag...
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CARPHA Advises

CARPHA Advises "Be Proactive, Reduce Your Risk of Catching the Flu"

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is urging persons to practice good personal hygiene in order to reduce the risk of transmission of influenza and other respiratory viruses. Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused mainly by two types of viruses: Influenza A and Influenza B. The Influenza A (H1N1) virus caused a pandemic in 2009. Although often referred to as “swine flu”, this name is misleading, as it is not spread by contact with pigs or pig products. In...
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Protect Yourself and Your Family from Seasonal Influenza

Protect Yourself and Your Family from Seasonal Influenza

CARPHA encourages the public to ensure they are aware of how to protect themselves and their families from catching and spreading seasonal influenza. Learn more about influenza.  
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