CARPIN’S Mission is to:
information readily available
general awareness of poisoning and the associated
dangers and how to manage poison cases.
poison awareness within
Implementation of poison prevention strategies.
of accurate information on poison
in a timely manner.
The Network aims at
setting up Sentinel sites through-out Jamaica and other
parts of the Caribbean region where data will be
collected. Incidences of poisoning are forwarded to the
nerve centre. It is designed to attract participants and
organizations, nationally, regionally and
internationally, through these Sentinel sites that will
report, disseminate information and participate in
Mr. Michael Tucker
Dr. Jean Williams-Johnson
Mrs. Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingisngh
CARPIN Background and Fact Sheet ...... more
The Regional Nerve Centre of the Caribbean Poison
Information Network, a multisectorial initiative, is
located in the Drug Information Service (DIS) in the
Faculty of Health and Applied Science on the ground
floor. The initiative is the result of over five (5)
years of collaboration among several stakeholders in the
health and education sectors.
GENESIS and HISTORY: .......
The concept of a Poison Information Center originated in
the year 2000, from the collaborative work of the
Authors of a book title “Poisonous Plants of Jamaica”.
Dr. Henry Lowe, Professor Errol Morrison, Professor
Kenneth Magnus and Ellen Campbell-Grizzle were the