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CARPHA Jamaica Addresses Risk-based Post Market Surveillance for Monitoring the Quality of Medicines using Laboratory Testing

CARPHA Jamaica Addresses Risk-based Post Market Surveillance for Monitoring the Quality of Medicines using Laboratory Testing

Monitoring medicines quality along the supply chain and detecting substandard, or falsified products are even more critical now, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on supply chains.  Accordingly, the need to ensure standards are maintained for medicines used in the treatment of diseases including COVID-19 has been recognised by CARPHA.
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CARPHA Medical Microbiology Laboratory Remains Open Throughout the Holidays

CARPHA Medical Microbiology Laboratory Remains Open Throughout the Holidays

The CARPHA Medical Microbiology Laboratory (CMML) has remained open and continues to receive and test samples for suspected COVID-19 and variant identification via genome sequencing for its Member States.
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Jamaica Receives European Union Supported COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment and Test Kits

Jamaica Receives European Union Supported COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment and Test Kits

In a handover ceremony on 15 December 2021, the European Union together with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) provided the Government of Jamaica with a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and laboratory supplies. The consignment included 12,500 N95 Respirators, 18,750 Isolation Gowns, and 60 Viral RNA Test Kits.
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CARPHA Enhances Food Safety in the Caribbean through Foodborne Diseases Surveillance and Food Safety Training Workshop

CARPHA Enhances Food Safety in the Caribbean through Foodborne Diseases Surveillance and Food Safety Training Workshop

On December 6-7, 2021, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), convened a virtual Foodborne Diseases Surveillance and Food Safety Training Workshop to bolster countries’ ability to prevent and respond to FBD and build capacity in food safety measures. This intensive 2-day event saw the participation of 64 multisectoral representatives, from veterinary, epidemiological, laboratory and environmental health sectors from 12 CARPHA Member States (CMS).
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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...