As host, we at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) are delighted to welcome participants to the Chikungunya Consultation.
We are acutely aware of the complex challenges posed by Chikungunya in the Caribbean region. Under the theme Meeting Today’s Challenge and Preparing for the Future, the Consultation will provide a valuable platform for key Caribbean and international stakeholders to share experiences, review currently available knowledge and, develop and reinforce the multisector collaborative efforts required to tackle Chikungunya and other mosquito borne diseases.
The conference presents a unique opportunity to position vector borne diseases as a high priority agenda, and will include sessions on: Surveillance and Outbreak Response; Entomological Surveillance, Control and Management; Clinical Care; Laboratory Services; Communication Strategies and Experience; Long-term Impact of Chikungunya; and Research and Innovation.
The Consultation is being organised by the Caribbean Public Health Agency and is funded by the European Union.
We hope you have a pleasant stay in Trinidad and Tobago.
Aim of the Consultation
The overall aim of the meeting is to bring together international experts, representing different fields of activity related to Chikungunya and other mosquito-borne diseases, and to support the Caribbean in its response to the Chikungunya epidemic and the growing challenge to health, social and economic systems.
Objectives of the Consultation
The consultation aims to draw on participants’ knowledge and skills on a range of mosquito-borne diseases focusing on Chikungunya, including Dengue and Zika virus. To this end the sessions will be designed to be interactive and include presentations, discussions, and plenary sessions. This will provide a unique opportunity to renew efforts to position mosquito-borne diseases as a high priority in the public health agenda.
The agenda for CARPHA Chikungunya Consultation is available here.
The Partners Forum will serve as an exceptional opportunity for a diverse array of development partners, academic institutions, international and, local organizations and private sector groups from around the region, together with government representatives and CARPHA staff to connect, and share knowledge with many of the most relevant actors in the field and to promote thinking around joint novel initiatives.
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Guidelines for Presenters
CARPHA Laboratory experience on the regional response to Chikungunya outbreak in the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean. The presentation shares the experience of CARPHA laboratory in the Chikungunya outbreak in the Caribbean. A general idea of what are the results related to CHIKV diagnosis and the laboratory surveillance of CMS during 2014 is given. Main experienced challenges through this year as well as next steps for the CARPHA laboratory and the laboratory network of CMS is discussed.
The meeting was organised by the Caribbean Public Health Agency and funded by the European Union
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