Agence Française De Développement (AFD)

Strengthening Strategic Intelligence and Partnership Approaches To Prevent and Control NCDs and Strengthen Regional Health Security In The Caribbean


Overall Objective/Impact:

To improve the public health programme that influences morbidity and mortality, and improve resilience of populations facing climate changes

Specific Objective(s)/Outcome(s):

  1. Build capacity and strengthen operation of the regional coordinating mechanism for health security coordinated by CARPHA to support and build competencies in CMS to prevent, detect, report and respond to public health events
  2. Improve the availability and use of NCD and related population risk factor data in CMS and at the regional level
  3. Strengthen CARPHA’s partnership network, in particular with the FCOR (French Caribbean Outermost Regions), both in terms of the sharing technical and scientific expertise and building shared public health records and strategies in the field of NCD prevention and control and regional health security, and in linking to other relevant initiatives, such as “One Health”

Expected Results/Outputs:

  • A structured and effective system for collecting and disseminating relevant NCD indicators in all CMS. A data sharing mechanism is structured between the CARPHA and the FCORs
  • CMS have tools and competencies to improve NCD prevention and care programmes through improved availability of strategic information, partnership skills and evidence-informed guidelines
  • Pan-Caribbean regional health security strengthened through a coordinated, multi sector and network approach
  • Partnership and network approaches across CMS and FCORs systematically strengthened including public, private and civil society

CARPHA Programmatic Area(s):

Project Information

Status: Ongoing

Start Date: 13th February 2019

End Date: 31st March 2022

Duration: 3 years

Budget: €1,500,000

Source(s) of Funding:

L’Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Beneficiary CARPHA Member State(s):

AFD Project Events and Activities

AFD Project Page

Focal Point(s):
Dr. Lisa Indar
Director, SDPC


Overview of Project:


CARPHA’s first partnership with the AFD addresses the strategic need to strengthen regional public health mechanisms and health system capacities, as well as improve collaboration with that the French Atlantic Territories (Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guyana) located within CARPHA’s territory of action. Partnership with the French Caribbean Outermost Regions is indeed timely and relevant to regional health security due to their close proximity to CARPHA Member States and exposure to the same health issues. Like most CMS, FCORs face global health security concerns of tourism-based economies, the epidemiological (development of chronic pathologies) and demographic(ageing populations) transitions of many developing countries, and also the extreme exposure to the effects of Climate Change (extreme weather phenomena, epidemic of mosquito-borne diseases).

The grant supports the strengthening of cooperation and sharing of expertise between CARPHA and French public health institutions, such as the Regional Health Agency (l’Agence Régionale de Santé), Public Health France (Santé Publique France), The Pasteur Institute (l’Institut Pasteur), and University Hospitals. Support is also provided for CARPHA’s work in regional communicable and non-communicable disease surveillance, the implementation of guidelines on the clinical management of Diabetes and Hypertension, and the strengthening of Caribbean public health networks and mechanisms (CariPHLN – The Caribbean Public Health Laboratory Network, CariVecNet – Caribbean Vector Borne Diseases Network, and the RCMHS – Regional Coordination Mechanism for Health Security).