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Networking to Combat Zika and other Mosquito borne Diseases

Networking to Combat Zika and other Mosquito borne Diseases

Networking to Combat Zika and other Mosquito borne Diseases Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis, 19th May 2016.   Zika, the latest vector borne disease, has been reported in more than 30 countries of the Americas.  This disease, along with Dengue and Chikungunya continue to threaten the health, tourism, social and economic development of the Region.  According to Dr. Joy St. John, Director of Surveillance, Disease Prevention and Control at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA),...
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Hypertension is a Silent Invisible Killer, You Should Take Seriously

Hypertension is a Silent Invisible Killer, You Should Take Seriously

Hypertension is a Silent Invisible Killer, You Should Take Seriously Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, May 16, 2016: “Undiagnosed hypertension puts you at risk for a variety of other conditions. Knowing your blood pressure is an important part of health management” remarked Dr. C. James Hospedales, Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), in observance of World Hypertension Day. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, means the pressure in your a...
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Get Vaccinated, It Saves Lives!

Get Vaccinated, It Saves Lives!

Get Vaccinated, It Saves Lives! Each year, immunization prevents an estimated 2-3 million deaths from diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and measles - life-threatening diseases that disproportionately affect children.  Immunization is one of the world’s most successful public health initiatives. In observance of Vaccination Week 2016, Dr. Joy St. John Director of Surveillance, Disease Prevention and Control at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) said “it i...
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CARPHA Observes World Cancer Day 2016

CARPHA Observes World Cancer Day 2016

CARPHA Observes World Cancer Day 2016 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. February 4, 2016.  Cancers are the second leading cause of death in the Caribbean region.  Breast cancer is the main cause of death among females, followed by cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable, yet it claims the lives of a large number of women in the Caribbean each year. The majority of cancer deaths in Caribbean men are due to prostate cancer, followed by lung cancer. L...
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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...