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Collaborating to End the Chikungunya Scourge in the Region

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, March 9, 2015. Chikungunya in the Caribbean: Meeting Today’s Challenge and Preparing for the Future. This was the theme for the Consultation hosted by CARPHA and funded by the European Union which brought together almost 100 health experts from the Caribbean, Latin, South, and North America, and Europe. The meeting took place from March 3 - 5, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad.
CARPHA Convenes the First Meeting of the Regional Coordinating Mechanism for Ebola
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, December 08, 2014: The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) recently hosted the first meeting of the Regional Coordinating Mechanism for Ebola (RCME)."
"Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, February 24, 2015. The emergence of the Chikungunya virus in the Caribbean in 2013, led to more than 800,000 suspected cases in the Caribbean and Latin America to date. "
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"Promoting Health Weights in the Caribbean: Safeguarding our Future Development

Roseau, Dominica, March 12, 2015: The Caribbean is in the midst of a childhood obesity epidemic, despite the fact that the health status of the Region’s children and young people has dramatically improved over the past decades. Statistics show that at least 1 in every 5 of our children carry unhealthy weights and risk developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs), like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, later in life. This will result in higher lifetime health costs for the individual and the state. Although our Region is not facing a unique public health challenge, it has the unenviable distinction of having rates of prevalence that are close to or above the global average."

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, January 30, 2015: Seasonal influenza affects many thousands of people in the Caribbean each year, and as the 2015 season approaches, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is urging persons to practice good personal hygiene in order to reduce the risk of transmission of influenza and other respiratory viruses.
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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, January 30 2015. The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is commending the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines'; Ministry of Health on its timely collaboration with the Agency in the management of a traveler from Nigeria with fever. Because of the Ministry's action, Executive Director, Dr C. James Hospedales, said CARPHA was able to receive the relevant sample and return a result within 48 hours.