December 15, 2019

Message from Dr C. James Hospedales Executive Director Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)

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From Caricom Caribbean Wellness Day 2018 Promotes Health at Work: A Basic Human Right The United Nations (UN), The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) state that every individual has a right to healthy and safe work and to a work environment that enables him or her to live a socially […]

CARPHA test new App in the fight against mosquitoes

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The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is exploring the novel use of mobile technology in its fight against mosquito borne diseases.  The Agency in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently pilot tested an app developed to replace traditional paper-based vector collection tools used in the field. The App uses […]

CARPHA urges the region to take action against hepatitis

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From Caribbean News Now PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — “Hepatitis claims the lives of many people and puts a heavy economic burden on communities and health systems,” stated Dr. C. James Hospedales in observance of World Hepatitis Day 2016. The executive director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) went on to say it is […]

Strengthening the multi-sectoral response to NCDS in the Caribbean – National NCD Commissions

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June 5th, 2015 – Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Barbados Meeting Summary: Friday June 5th, 2015 at the Courtyard by Marriott Bridgetown in Barbados, key stakeholders came together to discuss strengthening of the multisectoral approach to NCDs through CARICOM’s National NCD Commissions (NNCDC). Fifty-two members of the public sector including NNCDC ‘Chairs’, civil society and the private […]