October 29, 2020

Empowering Young Leaders

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 Empowering Young Leaders in the Fight Against Mosquito-Borne Disease From The Cayman Islands Ministry of Health CARPHA invites secondary school students to participate in a poster, video and photography competition on the theme “Empowering Young Leaders in the Fight against Mosquito Borne Diseases” The Caribbean Public Health Agency invites secondary school students to participate in […]

CARPHA urges the Caribbean to prepare for possible Dengue outbreak

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From Prensa Latina Bridgetown, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is calling on health officials from all over the region to prepare for the possibility of a serious dengue outbreak.In a recent communiqué from the agency, it is recalled that the last major regional outbreak of this disease took place in […]

CARPHA Concludes risk of getting Zika in the Caribbean low at this time

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From Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Tuesday, August 14, 2018 — Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, August 13, 2018:  The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has concluded that Zika virus transmission in the Caribbean Region has been interrupted, and that the risk to residents and visitors to the Region of acquiring Zika is low. This follows […]

‘Major’ dengue fever outbreak likely, warns CARPHA

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From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) says while the mosquito-borne diseases, Chikungunya and Zika, which swept the region in 2014 and 2016 are not expected back anytime soon, the region should “gear-up for the possibility of a major outbreak of dengue fever in 2018”. CARPHA […]

Caribbean Public Health Agency gets lab testing accreditation

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By Joyce Loan From WIC NEWS Drug testing facilities at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) have been awarded an international accreditation at a ceremony in Jamaica. The testing services of the Drug Testing Laboratory (DTL) have now been certified to comply with ISO17025:2005 standards by the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC). This is […]

Caribbean Health Agency hopes to eradicate Zika in region

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From telesur CARPHA officials say that even though the incidences of the Zika virus have decreased significantly, it is still present in certain communities. The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency is ramping up its campaign to “eradicate” the region of the mosquito that is the common vector for Zika, Dengue, Yellow Fever and Chikungunya. CARPHA […]

Cayman Islands HSA introduces local testing of Zika and other viral diseases

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The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority’s (HSA’s) Laboratory, in partnership with the Public Health and Forensics Department, is now among an elite group of regional laboratories to be internationally accredited with the full capabilities to test for viral diseases that may pose a threat to public health. With the introduction of this facilitative process, the […]

New regional partnership for water security to protect human health

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By Deandrea Hamilton Trinidad&Tobago – Port of Spain – The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C), recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on initiatives related to water resources and human health. The MOU signed between the organisations, represents a practical and meaningful relationship aimed at ensuring that […]

Caribbean on high alert over spread of “Red Eye”

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From Guyana Chronicle SEVERAL Caribbean islands have reported outbreaks of conjunctivitis at health facilities and medical practices, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) said in a statement. The regional body said it is currently monitoring the situation and “want to urge persons to take the necessary precautions to prevent and reduce the spread of this […]

Caribbean Regulatory System recommends its first generic drugs for sale in the region

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Washington, DC, June 12, 2017 (PAHO/WHO) – Four essential generic medicines for HIV treatment were assessed and recommended for sale in May by the Caribbean Regulatory System in one of its first actions advising  governments on medicines regulation in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The Caribbean Public Health Agency/Caribbean Regulatory System (CARPHA/CRS) recommended manufacturer versions of four […]