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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 Launches “Bullying in Schools” Video for Caribbean Public Health Day

CARPHA Launches “Bullying in Schools” Video for Caribbean Public Health Day

CARPHA Launches “Bullying in Schools” Video for Caribbean Public Health Day Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  July 2, 2015.  In celebration of Caribbean Public Health Day, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has produced a half hour video presentation, which addresses violence in schools, a major regional public health concern.   Over the years, the Caribbean region has seen a steady increase in deaths due to injuries and violence resulting in prematu...
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CARPHA Places Mosquito-borne Diseases as a High Priority in the Public Health Agenda

CARPHA Places Mosquito-borne Diseases as a High Priority in the Public Health Agenda

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, February 24, 2015.  The emergence of the Chikungunya virus in the Caribbean in 2013, led to more than 800,000 suspected cases in the Caribbean and Latin America to date. The impact on health and the economies of the Region have been considerable, especially as a significant proportion of persons affected have long-term complications of joint pain and impairment of function. Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus m...
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Graduation Day for CR-FELTP Trainees

Graduation Day for CR-FELTP Trainees

Graduation day for CR-FELTP Trainees  On Thursday, February 19, 2015, the first cohort of Trainees to complete Level I of the Caribbean Regional Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme (CR-FELTP) celebrated their graduation with a ceremony at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Bridgetown, Barbados.   The ceremony was attended by CR-FELTP Mentors and Trainers, public health managers and colleagues, as well as Dr. Joy St. John, Chief Medical Officer, Mr. Tennyson Springer, Pe...
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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...