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  • Photo of CARICOM Health Ministers to hold Emergency Meeting on deadly Coronavirus

    CARICOM Health Ministers to hold Emergency Meeting on deadly Coronavirus

    The Region’s Health Ministers will hold an emergency meeting on Monday 3 February on the novel Coronavirus which the World Health Organisation has now classified as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The novel Coronavirus outbreak which originated in Wahun City, Hubei Province, China, started in December 2019 and, up to this week about eight thousand cases have been…

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  • Photo of The UWI Activates Coronavirus Response Plan

    The UWI Activates Coronavirus Response Plan

    Today, The UWI will host a Vice-Chancellor’s Forum which will offer informed analysis and perspectives. The  programme will include remarks from Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and feature UWI health experts along with Dr Joy St. John, CARPHA’s Executive Director.It begins at 1:00 pm (Jamaica)/2:00 pm (Eastern Caribbean) at The UWI Regional Headquarters, and will be carried live on UWItv’s…

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  • Photo of CARPHA: Coronovirus risk ‘low’ here but ‘be prepared’

    CARPHA: Coronovirus risk ‘low’ here but ‘be prepared’

    (Barbados Today) The risk of a new, mysterious strain of Coronavirus to the Caribbean is “low” but public health officials need to be prepared for a possible outbreak here, said Dr Joy St John, the former chief medical officer of Barbados who is now the head of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that…

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  • Photo of Risk of Coronavirus in Caribbean ‘low’ says CARPHA

    Risk of Coronavirus in Caribbean ‘low’ says CARPHA

    Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago – As at 9th January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that a 2019 novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified by Chinese authorities. The virus was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Executive Director of CARPHA, Dr. Joy St. John said “Presently, there have been no confirmed cases or reports of the 2019-nCoV…

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  • Photo of EU Continues to Support Caribbean In Fight Against Mosquito Borne Diseases

    EU Continues to Support Caribbean In Fight Against Mosquito Borne Diseases

    The European Union has provided the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) with a grant of 4.1 million euro (US$4.5M) to continue supporting efforts to combat mosquito borne diseases in the Caribbean Region. The assistance will be channelled through a four-year health strengthening programme designed to further improve the prevention, detection and control of outbreaks of mosquito borne diseases such as…

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

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

    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 and economically productive life.   In keeping…

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  • Photo of CARPHA Concludes Risk of Getting Zika in the Caribbean Low at this Time

    CARPHA Concludes Risk of Getting Zika in the Caribbean Low at this Time

    Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Media Release 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 a review by CARPHA…

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  • Photo of CARPHA executive director urges caution on decriminalisation of marijuana

    CARPHA executive director urges caution on decriminalisation of marijuana

    BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — The executive director of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Dr. James Hosepdales, is urging regional countries to “proceed with an abundance of caution” when it come to the decriminalisation of marijuana. Hospedales, who spoke on a government radio programme “Working for you”, said there is much discussion on the decriminalisation issue and that there…

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  • Photo of Health is a critical resource for living – World Health Day Message from Dr. C. James Hospedales, CARPHA executive director

    Health is a critical resource for living – World Health Day Message from Dr. C. James Hospedales, CARPHA executive director

    “Health is a human right and a critical resource for living. There is general recognition that health and access to health services are essential to individual, community and national development. On this occasion of World Health Day 2018 the theme is Universal Health Coverage; which WHO summarises as what do you need to get, be and stay healthy. In addition…

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  • Photo of CARPHA launches regional system for Member States to report sub-standard falsified medicines

    CARPHA launches regional system for Member States to report sub-standard falsified medicines

    The health of the Caribbean people can be at risk if medicines are not safe, effective and of good quality. Medicines safety and monitoring systems are often limited in the Region, and there has been a call for regional pooling of resources, sharing of information, and coordination of activities, that can lead to stronger systems. Recently, the Caribbean Regulatory System…

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