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CARPHA: Take Action to Avoid the Harmful Effects of Saharan Dust

CARPHA: Take Action to Avoid the Harmful Effects of Saharan Dust

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. 10 February, 2024. The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is urging persons to protect themselves against adverse health effects of a Saharan dust plume, which has covered many parts of the Caribbean. The Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) in a Dust Bulletin dated February 9th, 2024 stated, “it is highly likely that particulate matter levels will be above the 24-hour outdoor air quality guidelines” as established by ...
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Caribbean Country Department General Manager of the IDB visits CARPHA to discuss the Regional Pandemic Fund Project (RG-T4387)

Caribbean Country Department General Manager of the IDB visits CARPHA to discuss the Regional Pandemic Fund Project (RG-T4387)

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. On January 30, 2024, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) welcomed the Caribbean Country Department General Manager of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, Mr. Anton Edmunds, for a courtesy visit to discuss the Pandemic Fund (PF) “Reducing the Public Health Impact of Pandemics in the Caribbean through Prevention, Preparedness, and Response” [RG-T4387] Project.IDB’s delegation included Mr. Anton Edmunds, Gener...
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CARPHA to Conduct Surveys to Understand Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices related to Mosquito Borne Diseases

CARPHA to Conduct Surveys to Understand Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices related to Mosquito Borne Diseases

Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Caribbean Public Health Agency seeks to gain a better understanding of the population’s knowledge, attitudes and practices associated with Mosquito Borne Diseases (MBDs) in six CARPHA Member States. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has been contracted by CARPHA to conduct surveys from February to April 2024. The IFRC through its Red Cross-National Societies will venture into communities in six pre-selected Me...
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CARPHA encourages Authorities to Close the Care Gap for World Cancer Day 2024

CARPHA encourages Authorities to Close the Care Gap for World Cancer Day 2024

Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Caribbean Public Health Agency joins the international community in commemorating World Cancer Day 2024 by encouraging all relevant authorities to “Close the Care Gap”. CARPHA calls on all Member States to commit to prioritising cancer, addressing the root causes of health inequity and to ensuring that quality health services are accessible to all when, where and how they are needed.Cancer is a critical public health concern and continues to impact lives ...
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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...