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  • Photo of CARPHA Turnaround Time for Testing Remains Consistent with No Test Results Pending

    CARPHA Turnaround Time for Testing Remains Consistent with No Test Results Pending

    As the regional reference laboratory, the CARPHA Medical Microbiology Laboratory (CMML) continues to conduct tests for suspected COVID-19 cases for 18 of its 26 Member States. Throughout the pandemic period CARPHA has been guiding laboratory action through science-based testing protocols based on the latest recommendations by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).  CARPHA pledged…

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  • Photo of CARICOM CMOs Lauded for Role in Successful Management of COVID-19
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    CARICOM CMOs Lauded for Role in Successful Management of COVID-19

    The Region’s Chief Medical officers were lauded for their role in helping the Region to successfully manage the COVID-19 outbreak so far. The sentiments were expressed by the Director of Human Development at the CARICOM Secretariat Helen Royer. She was giving welcome remarks at an opening ceremony of the the 28th Meeting of Chief Medical Officers of the Caribbean Community…

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  • Photo of CARPHA Laboratory Achieves 100% Turnaround Time For All Diagnostic Tests
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    CARPHA Laboratory Achieves 100% Turnaround Time For All Diagnostic Tests

    In June 2020, the CARPHA Medical Microbiology Laboratory (CMML) processed the largest number of samples – an unprecedented achievement in the history of the organisation.  The laboratory received a total of 3,250 samples, representing an average of more than 150 samples per business day. As the regional reference laboratory, the CMML continues to conduct tests for suspected COVID-19 cases for…

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    NEWS FEATURE: Caribbean Community successfully keeps low COVID-19 infection rates

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has managed the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to great effect, ensuring that its cases have been kept low relative to larger and more affluent parts of the international community. CARICOM Member States have been ranked among the best in the world in their response to the pandemic in many global assessments. There has been…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Public Health Day: In a Time of COVID-19
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    Caribbean Public Health Day: In a Time of COVID-19

    (Caribbean Public Health Agency, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  2 July 2020)  Over the years, the Caribbean region has faced a series of public health challenges.  The persistence of diseases such as dengue, and the emergence of new ones such as the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as the biggest threat to the Caribbean region in recent…

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    Today is World Environment Day

    (Caribbean Public Health Agency Press Release) The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) recognises World Environment Day as a time to call to action all governments and citizens of CARPHA Member States to do their part to safeguard Caribbean Biodiversity through: legislation and enforcement, sustainable development, an end to all types of pollution, use of best practices in agriculture, manufacturing, and…

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  • Photo of CARPHA’s COVID-19 Testing Process and Adherence to Quality Standards
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    CARPHA’s COVID-19 Testing Process and Adherence to Quality Standards

    Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. 22April 2020. CARPHA Medical Microbiology Laboratory (CMML), as the regional reference laboratory, currently conducts tests for suspected COVID-19 cases for Member States using the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended testing protocol.At present, samples can only be sent to CARPHA from the designated national public health laboratory in a country. In Trinidad and Tobago, where…

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  • Photo of STATEMENT: COVID-19 – Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD)
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    STATEMENT: COVID-19 – Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD)

    The Council for Human and Social Development (Health) on Monday 6th April 2020 held its Fourth Special Emergency Meeting via video conference.   During this meeting, representatives from regional institutions provided updates to the Ministers and Officials in relation to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) stated that they have experienced delays in receiving reagents for COVID-19 tests. The CARPHA…

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    Regional Response to Novel Corona-virus is ‘Regionalism Working’ – Prime Minister Chastanet

    Prime Minister of Saint Lucia and Outgoing Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of  CARICOM, Hon. Allan Chastanet, has lauded the Region’s response to the Novel Corona-virus as “regionalism working”. The Prime Minister said the approach reminded him of the importance of being part of a group that in times of emergency had your back. He expressed gratitude…

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  • Photo of CARPHA Medical Microbiology Laboratory is Ready to Respond to 2019-nCoV

    CARPHA Medical Microbiology Laboratory is Ready to Respond to 2019-nCoV

    In the event of a 2019-nCoV outbreak in the Region, the reference medical microbiology laboratory (CMML) at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is ready and fully equipped to test samples of suspected cases of the virus.       There are no direct commercial flights to the Caribbean from China, and travellers to the Region are screened multiple times…

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