The Caribbean Public Health Agency’s (CARPHA) Technical Advisory Committee meets to review work in priority areas, including linkages between human health and pollution

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago | August 2-3, 2018

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) will hold the 11th Meeting of its Technical Advisory Committee on August 2-3, 2018 in Trinidad and Tobago.  This meeting will provide the opportunity for member states represented on the Technical Advisory Committee, of which UN Environment CEP is a member, to discuss emerging priorities and opportunities in the region.

Topics to be discussed include:-

  • Strengthening of health systems
  • Achieving safe and healthy environments
  • Promoting healthy living
  • Using strategic information for evidence-based decision making

The Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP) will be represented by Mr. Christopher Corbin, Programme Officer of the Pollution sub-programme.

Download meeting agenda here.

CARPHA and IWEco

UNEP CAR/RCU and CARPHA are the co-executing agencies of the GEF-funded Integrating Water, Land and Ecosystems Management in Caribbean Small Island Developing States (IWEco) Project.  This multi-focal, five-year regional project began in 2016 and addresses water, land and biodiversity resource management as well as climate change. 

CARPHA, through its Environmental Health and Sustainable Development (EHSD) Department, is responsible for executing activities under Components 2 (Strengthening of the Sustainable Land Management (SLM), Integrating Water Resources Management (IWRM) and Water Use Efficiency (WUE)) and Ecosystems Monitoring, and Indicators Framework), and 3 (Strengthening of the Policy, legislative and institutional reforms and capacity building for SLM, IWRM/WUE and ecosystem services management), in collaboration with the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

Under IWEco , CARPHA will also look at plastic pollution in the region, the phasing out of ‘lead in paint’ and the effects of ‘anti-fouling paints’ on the environment.