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Orange Day continues to spark actions around the world on specific themes and issues towards ending all forms of violence against women and girls. This month, UNiTE #Orange Day will focus on violence against the girl child. For more information, please click on the link below.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 15:22

The PAHO/WHO Guyana Country Office is encouraging the public to be aware of the Chikungunya virus, and to know the signs and symptoms.

The Chikungunya is one of the most recent viruses that crossed the Guyana boarders. It is a viral disease transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. Symptoms are: High fever, severe  joint pains often in the hands and feet, stiffness, skin rash, headache, nausea, vomiting.

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Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 16:03



The Ministries of Health, Food and Drugs Department in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) conducted training in Food Nutritional Labeling and Water Testing, during the period 10 -13 June 2014. Forty-two (42) Environmental Health and Public Health Officers from nine regions participated in the training.

The objective of the training was to enhance the competencies of the officers on food labeling (sample content, caloric value, claims and warnings and nutrient information) and water testing using the Del Agua Water Testing Kits.

The sessions on food labeling was facilitated by Professor Marvin Reid, University of the West Indies and two other external consultants. The sessions on water testing was conducted by Ms Tandika Barton, Food and Drugs Department, Ministry of Health.


Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014 17:10

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