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World Environment Day

World Environment Day

June 5th is World Environment Day. The theme for this year is “Raise your Voice, Not the Sea Level”, a campaign which celebrates the resilience of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to the impacts of climate change. CARPHA and the Caribbean join the global community in the observance of this day.   The United Nations Secretary-General Message on World Environment Day http://www.unep.org/wed/messages/SG-WED-Message.asp#.U48SR_mwLa4 Highlights of World Environment Day e...
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CARPHA partners with CTO to establish a Tourism and Health Program

CARPHA partners with CTO to establish a Tourism and Health Program

It is recognized that the Caribbean is the most tourism dependent region in the world and that the industry is vulnerable to health, safety and environmental issues, such as foodborne and enteric disease outbreaks, and climatic change. Dr C. James Hospedales, Executive Director of CARPHA pointed out that "challenges faced in the industry are preventable through collaborative efforts with regional and global partners to improve monitoring and response, training and standards. In so doing, CARPHA ...
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Health Research Conference

CARPHA's 59th Caribbean Health Research Conference addresses Non-communicable Diseases as a Health and Economic Development Priority   Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, April 28, 2014.  Chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCDs) remain a major cause for concern in the Region as the prevalence and mortality rates in the Caribbean are among the highest in the world, and the costs are not sustainable to families, business and government.  For this reason, NCDs – Through the...
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CARPHA Strengthens Health Systems to Monitor and Respond to Threats and Outbreaks

CARPHA Strengthens Health Systems to Monitor and Respond to Threats and Outbreaks

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) recently launched a training programme to strengthen epidemiology and laboratory capacity, required to meet the public health needs of the Caribbean region. The primary goal of the Caribbean Regional Field Epidemiology Training Programme (CR-FELTP), a flagship training programme of CARPHA, is to build epidemiology and laboratory capacity, through practical learning that addresses current and future public health needs in the Caribbean region. This ap...
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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...