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The all-of-society approach to fighting preventable diseases

The all-of-society approach to fighting preventable diseases  Dr. C. James Hospedales, Executive Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), explains why it is important to think beyond just health indicators when planning a framework to prevent and control non-communicable diseases.  Read more . . 
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Mosquito prevention – key to tackling Chikungunya, Dengue and Zika viruses

Mosquito prevention – key to tackling Chikungunya, Dengue and Zika viruses

Mosquito prevention – key to tackling Chikungunya, Dengue and Zika viruses   Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  May 24, 2015.  As of 15 May 2015, the Ministry of Health, Brazil confirmed Zika virus to be circulating in the country.  Positive test results were reported from 8 samples from Bahia and 8 from Rio Grande do Norte. The Brazilian government has taken the necessary steps to enhance its surveillance systems and public health measures are underway.  Zika v...
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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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Promoting Healthy Weights in the Caribbean: Safeguarding our future development

Promoting Healthy Weights in the Caribbean: Safeguarding our future development

Promoting Health Weights in the Caribbean: Safeguarding our Future Development Roseau, Dominica, March 12, 2015: The Caribbean is in the midst of a childhood obesity epidemic, despite the fact that the health status of the Region’s children and young people has dramatically improved over the past decades. Statistics show that at least 1 in every 5 of our children carry unhealthy weights and risk developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs), like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, later i...
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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...