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CARPHA Partners with CTO to Establish a Tourism and Health Program

CARPHA Partners with CTO to Establish a Tourism and Health Program

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
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CARPHA Strengthens Health Systems to Monitor and Respond to Threats and Outbreaks

CARPHA Strengthens Health Systems to Monitor and Respond to Threats and Outbreaks

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
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Promoting Wellness

CARPHA’s Health Research Conference 2014 Examines CNCDs through the Life Course

CARPHA’s Health Research Conference 2014 Examines CNCDs through the Life Course

  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
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CARPHA and COTED Agree to Tackle Obesity in the Caribbean

CARPHA and COTED Agree to Tackle Obesity in the Caribbean

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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Public Health News

Chikungunya Update

Chikungunya Update

                                                            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,
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Breeding Sites of the Aedes aegypti Mosquito (Pictogram)

Breeding Sites of the Aedes aegypti Mosquito (Pictogram)

  Breeding Sites of the Aedes aegypti Mosquito (Pictogram)

 
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