Beyond Ebola, laying the Foundations for Caribbean Regional Health Security

Beyond Ebola, laying the Foundations for Caribbean Regional Health Security

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, June 4, 2015:  Diseases do not recognise borders, and as such, communicable disease outbreaks and epidemics pose a major threat to health, tourism, social and economic development in every country in the Caribbean region.  In light of this, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), this week, hosted the first Caribbean Regional Health Security (CRHS) Meeting in Port of Spain, Trinidad, which focused on mechanisms to strengthen the Region’s ...
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CARPHA and Mexico sign MOU to benefit 17 million Caribbean people

CARPHA and Mexico sign MOU to benefit 17 million Caribbean people

Mexico, April 23, 2015.  The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Health of the United Mexican States, through the Federal Commission for Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS).  The aim of the MoU is to establish a mechanism for strengthening international cooperation in the health field.   The MoU will also provide support for the establishment of the Caribbean Regulatory System (CRS) which will be ...
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Saving Lives: Benefits of Vaccination

Saving Lives: Benefits of Vaccination

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, April 27 2015. “Recent outbreaks of measles in North America have reemphasized the importance of maintaining vaccination coverage at 95% or more in all countries in the Caribbean Community” remarked Dr. C. James Hospedales, Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), in recognition of Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA) April 25 to May 2, 2015.  He also urged Member States to continue to increase their efforts to keep...
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Food Safety, should we be concerned?

Food Safety, should we be concerned?

Food Safety, should we be concerned? Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. April 21 2015.  In the Caribbean region, foodborne diseases continue to increase and have huge impacts on public health and the economy. Every year, thousands of people in the Region experience one or more episodes of foodborne illness.  The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Trinidad and Tobago Office, and the Ministry of Health recently hosted a breakfast seminar and panel discussion entitled “How...
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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...