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As part of our continuing effort to keep members informed on matters related to the Zika virus, CHTA has created this Zika Resource Center where we will consolidate information and links to resources in support of essential efforts around:

  • Mitigation – using all possible proven pest control methods; and containing the spread of the virus
  • Education and Public Awareness – directed at visitors and prospective visitors; hotels and tourism-related businesses; managers, supervisors, and employees; tourism industry public sector stakeholders; and the general resident population
  • Coordination of Efforts and Resources – regionally and locally; with Government; with surrounding communities


carphaIn 2013, CARPHA declared July 2, Caribbean Public Health Day. The date also coincides with the anniversary of the official launch of the Caribbean Public Health Agency whose mandate is to prevent disease, promote and protect the health of people of the Region.

“Even though the number of cases of Zika have significantly declined from the outbreak of 2016, there is still need for continued vigilance and action on mosquito borne diseases, which pose a health security threat, a tourism threat, and an economic threat,” stated Dr. C. James Hospedales, Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA).

In observation of Caribbean Public Health day 2017, CARPHA distributed an updated information package that addresses the epidemic and its impact on health, the economy and the tourism sector. It also highlights actions of member states and partners, new technologies and approaches, and what CARPHA is doing to help its member states.