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  • Photo of “Access to health remains vital as hurricane devastated Member States recover” – CARPHA

    “Access to health remains vital as hurricane devastated Member States recover” – CARPHA

    “CARPHA’s multisectoral Rapid Response Team stands ready to provide immediate support in surveillance, food, water and environmental safety and vector-borne disease control to our Member States. Our regional referral laboratories are also ready to provide rapid testing of clinical, food, water and environmental samples as needed.” Dr Lisa Indar, Ad Interim Executive Director at CARPHA Port of Spain, Trinidad and…

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  • Photo of Climate Change and Natural Disasters Key Drivers of Displacement in the Caribbean

    Climate Change and Natural Disasters Key Drivers of Displacement in the Caribbean

    “Climate change and natural disasters remain key drivers of displacements in the Region with the frequency and magnitude of events likely to increase in the future. This has contributed to many regional states facing demographic decline, which has impacted their workforce, our younger population seeking job opportunities outside the Region and many key sectors being negatively impacted.” Alison Drayton, Assistant…

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  • Photo of “Access to Health Must be a Priority during Climate Disasters” – Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis

    “Access to Health Must be a Priority during Climate Disasters” – Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis

    “With these storms that would be coming through the Region, if it is one facility or institution that should remain standing it should be a hospital. When I hear reports that the hospitals in the Grenadines are basically destroyed and people don’t know what has happened to the patients there, it is frightening.” The Honourable Dr Terrance Drew, Prime Minister…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Stakeholders Meet to Craft Regional Approach to Migration Policy

    CARICOM Stakeholders Meet to Craft Regional Approach to Migration Policy

    CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana – Friday, 5 July 2024:       The CARICOM Secretariat and the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS), with technical support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), will host a critical workshop titled “Towards a Regional Approach to a Migration Policy in the Caribbean—Realizing A Shared Vision” from 8 – 10…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Day Message 2024 from Dean, CARICOM Youth Ambassadors

    CARICOM Day Message 2024 from Dean, CARICOM Youth Ambassadors

    As we commemorate our 51st CARICOM Day, I want to acknowledge the strong bond that unites our nations. This year, we face the challenges and aftermath of Hurricane Beryl, which has impacted our Member States. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this devastating event. This hurricane has underscored the importance of collective effects in creating a…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Public Health Day: from Awareness to Action – Public Health Matters

    Caribbean Public Health Day: from Awareness to Action – Public Health Matters

    Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 3 July 2024 – Caribbean Public Health Day (CPHD) is celebrated annually on 2 July to raise awareness about public health’s vital role in the lives of Caribbean people and to highlight the work of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). This day coincides with the anniversary of CARPHA, the Region’s sole public health…

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  • Photo of Human Resources for Health in the Caribbean in Focus at PAHO/WHO and Ministry of Health meeting in Trinidad

    Human Resources for Health in the Caribbean in Focus at PAHO/WHO and Ministry of Health meeting in Trinidad

    “A number of our Member States have made advances in addressing Human Resource for Health (HRH) challenges; however, the Region’s persistent and perennial problem of migration of healthcare workers and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has severely intensified the gaps in availability, distribution and quality of HRH, and placed at peril, hopes for achieving universal access and universal coverage.” Helen…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Professional and Amateur Athletes to compete in Seventeenth CARICOM Road Races in Grenada

    Caribbean Professional and Amateur Athletes to compete in Seventeenth CARICOM Road Races in Grenada

    “The activity is one of the parallel events of the upcoming 47th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, to be convened under the chairmanship of the Hon. Dickon Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada.” Wednesday 12 June 2024 (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown): Professional and amateur athletes from the Caribbean will compete in the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat launches video documentary series on Regional Migration Policy

    CARICOM Secretariat launches video documentary series on Regional Migration Policy

    The CARICOM Secretariat, in collaboration with regional partners and with technical support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), is developing a Regional Migration Policy.  In part one (1) of “Migration4Development,” Sherwin Toyne-Stephenson, Programme Manager, Crime and Security, CARICOM Secretariat, explains the process involved in creating the policy and why full stakeholder involvement is crucial. Brendan Tarnay, Program Officer –…

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  • Photo of CARICOM-HeDPAC Partnership to address Human Health Workforce, Resilient Health Systems, and Local Manufacturing of Medical Products

    CARICOM-HeDPAC Partnership to address Human Health Workforce, Resilient Health Systems, and Local Manufacturing of Medical Products

    “The HeDPAC Initiative has emerged as an important opportunity for the global South to work together to further strengthen the healthcare services provided to the people of these regions. Championed by Her Excellency Mia Amor Mottley and His Excellency Paul Kawage, the CARICOM Secretariat acknowledges that it seeks to address common, high-priority issues with mutually beneficial solutions.” Alison Drayton, Assistant…

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