These surveillance reports are produced by staff from the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre (GA-CDRC), The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus in Barbados. For questions about the analyses presented in these daily surveillance briefings, please contact Ian Hambleton (Professor of Biostatistics). For questions about this website, please contact Jacqueline Campbell (Systems Administrator).
Since 1992, the GA-CDRC has developed a strong track record in performing population-based epidemiological research, with a focus on surveillance of chronic non-communicable disease (NCD) incidence, prevalence, and risk factors. Our focus has recently expanded beyond documenting the NCD epidemic, to offering solutions aimed at improving the health status of the people of the Caribbean. The GA-CDRC is a unit of the Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR) with headquarters on the Mona Campus in Jamaica. As a specialised centre of The UWI, CAIHR’s primary focus is Caribbean, with a renewed mandate to increase research outputs in major areas affecting the health of regional populations, and in the number of trained health research scientists, while promoting more uptake and translation of research into healthcare policy, programmes and interventions. You can visit the CAIHR website here
Each day, we are producing heatmaps for 20 Caribbean countries and territories, showing daily and cumulative totals of confirmed cases and confirmed deaths. And we present a heatmap of outbreak growth in each country. You can access the daily heatmaps briefing here.
We produce outbreak growth rates for 20 Caribbean countries. These growth rates together with the number of new daily confirmed cases in each location can be used to better understand progress towards outbreak control. A summary of growth rates across the region can be accessed here (look at page 2 of the heatmaps briefing). Growth rates for each country compared against a Caribbean average can be accessed here (look at the regional counts briefing). Growth rates for each country compared against selected international locations can be accessed in each country briefing (for example, see the Barbados briefing here)
Every morning we post a situation update for 20 Caribbean countries and territories. Below, you can see a list of countries, 14 CARICOM member states and 6 United Kingdom Overseas Territories (UKOTS). Click on a box to access daily updates for each country
We have had many requests to re-use our briefings in presentations and other outputs. In response to this, we have put together a set of slides that we update every morning. The latest set of slides is available here. All our work is open-access, and free-for-use. You don't need to contact us - just go ahead and download what you need. All we ask is that you tell your audience that the outputs were created by The University of the West Indies. And we name specific contacts at the start of each briefing.