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CARPHA collaborates with Turks and Caicos to Implement a Health surveillance system for early warning and response to tourism related illness in Hotels

CARPHA collaborates with Turks and Caicos to Implement a Health surveillance system for early warning and response to tourism related illness in Hotels

CARPHA, in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Tourism Authority and the Hotel and Tourism Association, Turks and Caicos, hosted a two day Hotel Based Surveillance Workshop during the month of January 2015. Dr. Indar, Tourism and Health Programme Coordinator at CARPHA, stated that the purpose of the workshop was to build capacity in the hotel industry and implement a hotel-based surveillance system that will identify visitors who become ill in the Turks and Caicos in a timely manner a...
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World AIDS Day: Stay Negative

World AIDS Day: Stay Negative

Port of Spain, Trinidad, 30 November 2015.  The Caribbean reports the second highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the world, after Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2013, 250,000 adults and children were estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, and 12,000 new infections were projected for that same year.  Read more.
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Successful Caribbean-Brazil Cooperation Talks at CARPHA Headquarters

Successful Caribbean-Brazil Cooperation Talks at CARPHA Headquarters

The Brazilian government through its Ministry of Health, is in discussions with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), on ways they can work together to strengthen the Region’s capacity to deal with public health issues.  The Chikungunya epidemic in the Caribbean and the threat of the Ebola virus disease are two major concerns being addressed in this collaboration.  In an effort to assist the Caribbean with their prevention and preparedness strategies, the collaboration wo...
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CARPHA and Public Health England Tackle the Threat of Antimicrobial Drug Resistance in the Region

CARPHA and Public Health England Tackle the Threat of Antimicrobial Drug Resistance in the Region

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, December 10, 2014:  “Antimicrobial resistance threatens a return to the pre-antibiotic era when common infections and simple injuries often cause death.” This World Health Organization statement was reinforced by the Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Dr C. James Hospedales, at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Laboratory Twinning Workshop on Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance in the Caribbean The two-da...
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  • CARPHA Encourages Persons to Know their Blood Pressure

    CARPHA Encourages Persons to Know their Blood Pressure

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    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

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    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

    CARPHA’s new Chairman of the Board

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    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

    Saint Lucia Joins Regional Project to Build Public Health Capacity

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    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

    New CARPHA lab to help region respond to health threats

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    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

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    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

    CR-FELTP Trains New Mentors in Jamaica

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    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

    Risk of Ebola in the Caribbean "Low"

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    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

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    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

    Influenza Activity in the Caribbean

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    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...