What’s New at CARPHA?
It is recognized that the Caribbean is the most tourism dependent region in the world and that the industry is vulnerable to health, safety and environmental issues, such as foodborne and enteric disease outbreaks, and climatic change. Dr C. James Hospedales, Executive Director of CARPHA pointed out that “challenges faced in the industry are preventable
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) recently launched a training programme to strengthen epidemiology and laboratory capacity, required to meet the public health needs of the Caribbean region. The primary goal of the Caribbean Regional Field Epidemiology Training Programme (CR-FELTP), a flagship training programme of CARPHA, is to build epidemiology and laboratory capacity, through practical
The 59th Annual CARPHA Health Research Conference will be held in Aruba during the period May 1st -3rd, 2014. The theme for this year, 2014, is Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (CNCDs) Through the Life Course, from childhood to elderly. The CARPHA Health Research Conference has been successfully hosted every year since 1956 by
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and CARICOM’s Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) have agreed to work together to reduce environments that promote obesity in individuals, particularly children.Speaking at the recent Ministers’ Meeting of COTED, the Executive Director of CARPHA, Dr. C. James Hospedales, pointed out that obesogenic environments are a major contributor
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Date: March 5, 2014 Chikungunya Update In December 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) received reports of cases of Chikungunya (CHIKV) in Saint Martin. Additional cases have since been reported in other countries in the Caribbean Region. To date, cases of Chikungunya have been confirmed in Anguilla, Aruba, British Virgin Islands,
Breeding Sites of the Aedes aegypti Mosquito (Pictogram)