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  • Photo of CARPHA Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response – VIDEO

    CARPHA Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response – VIDEO

    The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has released a video to highlight its frontline work in the Region’s fight against the COVID-19. The six-minute video titled: CARPHA – Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response, also includes testimonial on CARPHA’s role in its Member States, including from Heads of Government. CARPHA has been conducting COVID-19 laboratory tests for its Member States with…

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  • Photo of Summary Update on COVID-19 in CARICOM Countries: CCS STATISTICS

    Summary Update on COVID-19 in CARICOM Countries: CCS STATISTICS

    This one-page document provides a mid-week summary update on selected variables; mainly, confirmed cases; new cases; deaths; recoveries; active cases and tests conducted in all CARICOM Countries.  

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  • Photo of St. Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Represents CARICOM In High-Level Meeting On The Coronavirus Global Response

    St. Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Represents CARICOM In High-Level Meeting On The Coronavirus Global Response

    A high-level meeting on upscaling the global response to the coronavirus pandemic took place this morning, September 10, 2020. The virtual global meeting was co-hosted by the President of the European Commission, Dr. Ursula von der Leyen and the Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanon Ghebreyesus. Prime Minister Dr. the Hon Timothy Harris, as the CARICOM…

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  • Photo of CARICOM coordinates provision of essential COVID-19 supplies for Member States

    CARICOM coordinates provision of essential COVID-19 supplies for Member States

    Amid global challenges by small states accessing COVID-19 essential medical supplies, CARICOM Member States have received a significant donation from the World Health Organisation, the Jack Ma Foundation and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The supplies, worth over US700,000, arrived just over a week ago in Barbados – the home base of the Integrated Regional Logistical Hub, operated by the…

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  • Photo of Critical Personal Protective Equipment Procured for Caribbean Frontline Medical Workers
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    Critical Personal Protective Equipment Procured for Caribbean Frontline Medical Workers

    (Caribbean Development Bank, July 23, 2020, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados) – Critically needed personal protective equipment (PPE) is on its way to medical workers on the front lines of the Caribbean’s COVID-19 pandemic response. Yesterday, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) took delivery of the majority of US$3 million worth of PPE at the Port of…

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  • Photo of NEWS FEATURE:  Caribbean Community successfully keeps low COVID-19 infection rates
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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 ‘We Have Done Fairly Well in Containing COVID-19’ – CARICOM Secretary-General
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    ‘We Have Done Fairly Well in Containing COVID-19’ – CARICOM Secretary-General

    Secretary General of the Caribbean Community Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said the Region has done fairly well in containing COVID-19. He was speaking during the virtual Handing-over Ceremony of Chairmanship of the Conference of the Heads of Government of CARCIOM on Friday, 3 July. Ambassador LaRocque outlined that protocols had been developed by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the CARICOM…

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  • Photo of Short-Term Digital Transformation Plan to be Ready by July Month-End
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    Short-Term Digital Transformation Plan to be Ready by July Month-End

    A short-term plan to fast-track responses to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Region’s digital sphere is to be ready for the approval of CARICOM Ministers of ICT by the end of July. Ministers agreed to the plan during a special meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Information and Communication Technology, which was…

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  • Photo of Priority Areas Coordinating Committee (PACC) Convenes Virtual Meeting to Discuss the Continuity of HIV Services during COVID-19

    Priority Areas Coordinating Committee (PACC) Convenes Virtual Meeting to Discuss the Continuity of HIV Services during COVID-19

    Wednesday, 24 June 2020 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic continues to examine strategies to sustain the HIV and AIDS response in the Caribbean region despite disruptions from the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The 39th Meeting…

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  • Photo of NAP Managers and CSOs urged to use COVID-19 as an opportunity to advance the   HIV gains for the Caribbean

    NAP Managers and CSOs urged to use COVID-19 as an opportunity to advance the HIV gains for the Caribbean

    Monday, 22 June 2020 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic,  convened a virtual three-day meeting of National AIDS Programme (NAP) Managers, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Key Partners, 16 – 18 June 2020 to discuss the…

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