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CARPHA Urges Region to Prepare for the Possibility of a Severe Outbreak of Dengue Fever

CARPHA Urges Region to Prepare for the Possibility of a Severe Outbreak of Dengue Fever

The last major regional outbreak of Dengue occurred in 2009. Since then, the Region has experienced two large outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases, Chikungunya in 2014 and Zika in 2016, which are unlikely to reoccur soon. Disease modelling, however, predicts that another regional outbreak of Dengue may occur in the near future. In 2018, Latin America showed an increase in the number of Dengue cases. More recently, the outbreak of Dengue in Jamaica has elevated the level of concern in other Carib...
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Regional Conference Examines Health Systems for Economic, Growth, Development and Wealth

Regional Conference Examines Health Systems for Economic, Growth, Development and Wealth

Basseterre, St, Kitts and Nevis, 12 June 2018.   Caribbean governments have identified the strengthening of health care systems and public health infrastructure a regional priority.  Executive Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Dr C. James Hospedales explained that these systems are in urgent need of attention and should be better financed.  He said “It is for this reason, Sustainable Health Systems for Economic, Growth, Development and Wealth, has been chose...
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World AIDS Day: Know your status, Get Tested, End AIDS

World AIDS Day: Know your status, Get Tested, End AIDS

The Caribbean region joins the global effort to ensure that no child is born with HIV or congenital syphilis.  To date, six CARPHA member states have succeeded in being certified for eliminating the Mother to Child Transmission of HIV and syphilis.      CARPHA Executive Director Dr C James Hospedales said, “although significant gains have been made to turn the tide against this globally devastating disease, new HIV infections in the Region totalled 15,000 in 2017. ...
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Persons with Diabetes to Benefit from Newly Updated Diabetes Guidelines in the OECS

Persons with Diabetes to Benefit from Newly Updated Diabetes Guidelines in the OECS

Friday, November 23, 2018 — Under the World Diabetes Foundation funded project ‘OECS Diabetes Prevention and Care’, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Health Unit is partnering with the Windward Islands Research Foundation (WINDREF), the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) to host a training of trainers’ workshop for the recently updated CARPHA Guidelines on the Management of Diabetes in the Caribbe...
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  • CARPHA Encourages Persons to Know their Blood Pressure

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 "Low"

    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

    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

    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...