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CARPHA to Chair International Group Seeking to Strengthen Vector Control Programmes

CARPHA to Chair International Group Seeking to Strengthen Vector Control Programmes

CARPHA to Chair International Group Seeking to Strengthen Vector Control Programmes Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. February 14, 2016.  Dr. Karen Polson Edwards, Assistant Director, Surveillance, Disease Prevention and Control at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has been appointed chair of the newly formed Technical Advisory Group on Public Health Entomology.   The Advisory Group has been established to look at ways to strengthen vector control programs in Latin Americ...
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CARPHA Executive Director Dr. C. James Hospedales’ Message for Caribbean Wellness Day

CARPHA Executive Director Dr. C. James Hospedales’ Message for Caribbean Wellness Day

CARPHA Executive Director Dr. C. James Hospedales’ Message for Caribbean Wellness Day, 12 September 2015 "Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness."   In uttering these words in the mid-1800s, British statesman Edward Stanley, referred to healthy ageing as a key strategy for sustainable development and decreasing future health costs. For this reason, Caribbean Wellness Day 2015 focuses on improving the quality of lif...
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CARPHA Conference Highlights Research and Findings Relevant to Caribbean Policymakers

CARPHA Conference Highlights Research and Findings Relevant to Caribbean Policymakers

CARPHA Conference Highlights Research and Findings Relevant to Caribbean Policymakers   More than 200 delegates, comprising researchers, policymakers nutritionists, epidemiologists, and other key health stakeholders from the Region and beyond gathered at St George’s University, Grenada, marking the 60th Diamond Jubilee of the CARPHA Annual Health Research Conference.  For the first time more than 50 students registered for the conference. Under the theme "Violence and Injury Pr...
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Collaborating to End the Chikungunya Scourge in the Region

Collaborating to End the Chikungunya Scourge in the Region

Collaborating to End the Chikungunya Scourge in the Region Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, March 9, 2015. Chikungunya in the Caribbean: Meeting Today’s Challenge and Preparing for the Future. This was the theme for the Consultation hosted by CARPHA and funded by the European Union which brought together almost 100 health experts from the Caribbean, Latin, South, and North America, and Europe.  The meeting took place from March 3 - 5, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad. The 3-day...
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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...