Listen as the Hon. Eugene Hamilton, Minister of Health, St. Kitts and Nevis; the Hon. Wendy Phipps, Minister with responsibility for Health, St. Kitts and Nevis; and Dr. James Hospedales, CARPHA Executive Director, address a Press Conference on 17 April, 2018, and highlight the details and expectations of the Conference.
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is the single regional public health agency for the Caribbean. It was legally established in July 2011 by an Inter-governmental Agreement signed by Caribbean Member States and began operation in January 2013. The Agency rationalises public health arrangements in the Region by combining the functions of five Caribbean Regional Health Institutions (RHIs) into a single agency. They are: 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) CARPHA brings these RHIs together as one strong force under a public health umbrella where issues requiring a regional response can be addressed.
Minister of Agriculture, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton at CARDI Day Conference
Basseterre, St. Kitts, December 05, 2017 (SKNIS): Minister of Agriculture of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, commended the Caribbean Agriculture Research Development Institute (CARDI) for its support and outlined some of the key accomplishments the institute has brought to the agricultural sectors throughout the Caribbean.
Minister Hamilton said that CARDI has been instrumental in assisting with facilitation of inter-regional agricultural trade and transport, strengthening of the regional cooperation between the islands, assisting regional bodies in finding resources to support agriculture, evaluating investment opportunities and sharing market intelligence over the past 44 years.
“Today I would say that CARDI has achieved. The science that goes into the production of agricultural products in the region has been driven primarily by CARDI,” said Minister Hamilton at a CARDI Day Conference held on 5 December at the Ministry of Agriculture.
The minister stated that in light of the recent devastation from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the strengths and weaknesses of the agricultural sector must be evaluated to determine available opportunities and solutions. (more…)