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Partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

The IAEA and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) are working together in the areas of radiation medicine (radiotherapy, radiology and nuclear medicine), safety and emergency response, and other related areas of interest in Latin America and the Caribbean. Joint activities focus on building human and institutional capacities in quality assurance and radiation medicine, medical physics, radiation safety, radiation emergency preparedness and response, cancer control, non-communicable diseases, environmental health, information and knowledge management, among others.

Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is the single regional public health agency for the Caribbean. Under their practical arrangements, CARPHA and the IAEA seek to collaborate on applications of radiation medicine, the application of stable isotopes in nutrition, environmental monitoring, the detection of foodborne diseases, as well as in the safety, authenticity and traceability of foods, and the implementation of IAEA Safety Standards in support to medical applications and International Health Regulations.

Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)

As a regional intergovernmental agency for disaster management in the CaribbeanCommunite, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is of paramount importance in building and strengthening disaster resilience in the Caribbean region. CDEMA-IAEA collaboration covers capacity building in nuclear or radiological emergency preparedness and response, assistance in establishing risk baselines, the development of educational and training materials, and raising national and regional awareness regarding preparedness and response for nuclear or radiological emergencies.

Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA)

The Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA) is an inter-governmental agency that seeks to enhance regional development in agricultural health and food safety through effective and efficient regional sanitary and phytosanitary measures in the Caribbean. Joint activities with the IAEA have focused on the application of nuclear science and technology for improved animal health, plant health and food safety, as well as on collaboration in the establishment of networking mechanisms for laboratories in the Caribbean.

Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC)

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is a regional organization that coordinates the Caribbean’s response to climate change and provides related policy advice and guidelines to the Caribbean Community Member States. Under their practical arrangements , the CCCCC and the IAEA seek to raise awareness, build capacities and share knowledge on the use of nuclear sciences and technology to combat climate change, particularly regarding monitoring, adaptation and mitigation.

University of West Indies (UWI), Mona campus

The IAEA and the University of West Indies (UWI) are working together to build capacity in the areas of radiology, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy and the use of stable isotopes in nutrition, among others. Joint work includes the strengthening of existing educational and training programmes in safety and medical physics to benefit IAEA-CARICOM Member States.

Ibero-American Forum of Radiological and Nuclear Regulatory Agencies (FORO)

The IAEA and the Ibero-American Forum of Radiological and Nuclear Regulatory Agencies (FORO) work in a coordinated manner in the region with the objective of promoting radiological, nuclear and physical safety at the highest level. Our joint work has resulted in the elaboration of technical documents on radiation safety, together with implementation guidelines and other practical tools that strengthen the radiation safety capacities of regulatory authorities and end-users.

Latin American Network for Education in Nuclear Technology (LANENT)

The Latin American Network for Education in Nuclear Technology (LANENT) contributes to preserving, promoting and sharing nuclear knowledge as well as fostering nuclear knowledge transfer in the Latin American region. The IAEA supports LANENT in its efforts to strengthen capacities in nuclear science teachers and scholars by providing them with tools to increase understanding of the benefits of nuclear technology and arouse the interest of younger generations in nuclear technology.

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