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Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)


Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)

Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)
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14 hrs 40 mins
    Opening Hours
  • Monday 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Contact Details
Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)
16-18 Jamaica Blvd, Federation Park, Port of Spain

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General Information

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is the new single regional public health agency for the Caribbean. Legally established in July 2011 by an Inter-Governmental Agreement signed by Caribbean Community Member States, we began operations in January 2013.

We rationalise public health arrangements in the region by combining five Caribbean regional health institutes (RHIs) into a single agency. This amalgamation comprises the Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI), the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC), the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI), the Caribbean Health Research Council (CHRC) and the Caribbean Regional Drug Testing Laboratory (CRDTL).

We bring these RHIs together as one strong force under a public health umbrella under which we address issues requiring a regional response. Thus, we provide emergency responses to disasters (hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding). We also conduct surveillance and management of noncommunicable diseases (NDCs) that have reached epidemic proportions, such as obesity, cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

Additionally, we supervise and manage communicable diseases (CDs). Among these CDs are HIV/AIDS, re-emerging diseases like tuberculosis in association with HIV/AIDS, and new infectious diseases that are now endemic in the region. Our team also inspect and work to prevent injuries, violence and job-related illnesses. Moreover, as a body, we contribute to global health agreements and maintain compliance with international health regulations.

We are the Caribbean region's collective response to strengthening and reorienting our health system process. At CARPHA, we aim to ensure that we are equipped to address the changing nature of public health challenges as a region. Our approach is people-centred and evidence-based.

Visit us at www.carpha.org to learn more.

  • The Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI)
  • The Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC)
  • The Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI)
  • The Caribbean Health Research Council (CHRC)
  • The Caribbean Regional Drug Testing Laboratory (CRDTL)
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