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Diabetes is a family disease and a family affair

Diabetes is a family disease and a family affair

Diabetes, a major contributor to premature death, is estimated to affect 10-15% of the adult population in the Caribbean Region.  Insulin dependent (type 1) diabetes is most often diagnosed in children, teens, and young adults, but more are developing type 2 diabetes.  Although type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented, type 2 diabetes can be, with support from family. The risk factors for type 2 Diabetes are obesity, abdominal obesity, physical inactivity, alcohol use, tobacco smoking, and...
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Strengthening Partnerships for Healthier, Safer Caribbean Tourism

Strengthening Partnerships for Healthier, Safer Caribbean Tourism

Travel and tourism is the business of the Caribbean; however, outbreaks of communicable diseases and other health threats have resulted in closures of hotels and cruise ports, and significant losses in revenue. These threats seriously impact the health and safety of visitors and locals, and the sustainability of Caribbean tourism. The health of Caribbean economies is closely related to the health of its tourism industry given that the Caribbean is the most tourism-dependent region in the world....
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CARPHA Laboratory Achieves Accreditation for Quality and Competence

CARPHA Laboratory Achieves Accreditation for Quality and Competence

The Caribbean Public Health (CARPHA) Port of Spain laboratory was recently accredited by the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC).  Having achieved this important milestone in November 2018, CARPHA can now boast that all three laboratories are accredited to internationally recognized standards. Accreditation formally recognizes that CARPHA has demonstrated the capacity and commitment to improve the public health conditions for the people of the Region. CARPHA Director for Sur...
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CARPHA Urges Region to Gear Up for the Possibility of a Severe Outbreak of Dengue Fever

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

While chikungunya and zika, which swept the region in 2014 and 2016 are not expected back anytime soon, CARPHA is warning, “gear-up for the possibility of a major outbreak of dengue fever in 2018.” This because as before, the pre-conditions of abundant mosquito vector levels still exist, and increased levels of dengue are being reported in Latin America and elsewhere. It is imperative as rainy season begins in many countries that efforts to stop mosquitos breeding and biting be step...
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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...