Helping the Babies Breathe (HBB) Training of Master Trainers Workshop

The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Guyana Country Office, the Latin American Neonatal Alliance, the Latin American Centre of Perinatology/Sexual Reproductive Health (CLAP/SRM) and the Church of the

Latter-Day Saints Association, conducted a training of trainers workshop on “The Helping the Babies Breathe program (HBB) held at Grand Coastal Hotel, Georgetown on 11-14 March 2014. This workshop was important because one of the main causes of death in newborns is perinatal asphyxia (failure to start breathing), which can be prevented with skilled birth attendance in many cases, which sometimes require competent treatment with resuscitation measures. It is also important that every birth attendant, wherever he or she is, acquires the requisite knowledge and competencies for successful neonatal resuscitation. That is the reason why the basic resuscitation program “Helping Babies Breathe” was developed; to make sure that health providers with various levels of knowledge and skills are able to help a baby breathe at birth wherever needed. Expert trainers on HBB

Under the leadership of Dr. Goldy Mazia, Chair – Latin America Neonatal Alliance, 6 international trainers: Ms. Rosie Felix from Dominica; Dr. Magdalena Serpa, Dr. Lloyd Jensen, and Dr. Danette Wolford from USA; Ms. Valerie Francis from Barbados; Ms. Shirley Curtis from Bahamas; and 2 national trainers: Ms. Maria Francois and Ms. Tracy Gentle from Guyana facilitated the HBB workshop. The facilitators had a one-day meeting on 10 March 2014 to unify the methodology and adequately plan the workshop.

Among the 70 participants, 6 were Haitian midwives who received the training in French. The remaining 63 were nurses-midwives, medexes and medical doctors from the 10 regions in Guyana and 1 from the Guyana Nursing School.                                                                                                                                                                           

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Guyana Infection Prevention and Control Manual

This Manual was possible by the support of the
Pan American Health Organization/World Health
Organization (PAHO/WHO), the US Centers for
Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), and the Canadian
International Development Agency (CIDA).

The GHPC wish to thank the suggestions and contributions
received from the technical partners, experts and health
care professionals that enhanced the excellence of this
Manual.

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Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013 19:12

Infection Prevention and Control Program

The Ministry of Health in collaboration with PAHO/WHO, conducted an Assessment of the Infection Prevention and Control Program in Guyana, on 18-21 November, 2013. In addition, a training course on Healthcare Associated Infections Surveillance was conducted on 22-23 November, 2013.

 

Background

The Ministry of Health of Guyana is in the process of implementing the National Plan for Infection Prevention and Control, 2012-2016, and a number of interventions have been already implemented.

A technical visit is proposed to the National Health Authorities with the aim of strengthening the capacity of hospitals to develop and implement an Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Program as per the National Plan for Infection Prevention and Control, 2012 -2016

The Director of Standards and Technical Services requested the technical cooperation of PAHO in order to strengthen the capacities of the personnel to perform surveillance. In order to identify the areas that are in most need of intervention, but also to identify the best ways to achieve it by considering the particularities of the health system structure of Guyana, it was agreed to conduct an overall assessment of the Infection Prevention and Control Program.

The assessment will be carried out by a PAHO team who will use and standardized instrument: “Rapid Evaluation Guide for Hospital Programmes for Prevention and Control of Nosocomial Infections” developed by PAHO/WHO.

The overall exercise will serve as the basis to develop an agenda for future technical cooperation comprising the HAI prevention and control and some other relevant issues related to quality of care and patient safety.

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Basic Analysis Module of the SIP Workshop held 26 July, 2013

The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization, held the Basic Analysis Module of the SIP workshop 26 July,  2013 at the University of Guyana from 08:30 to 17:00 hrs. A total of twelve (12) participants attended the workshop. The technical Advisor was Dr. Rosalinda Hernandez, Advisor, FCH & HIV PAHO/WHO, Guyana.

 

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Leaders in International Health Program

Certificate Presentation to the 2012 Leaders in International Health Program (LIHP) Guyana Participants

 

 

Eng. Adrianus Vlugman, PAHO/WHO Representative, Guyana (i.a),  congratulated the participants of the 2012 Guyana group of Leaders in International Health Program in successfully completing the program.  The participants were, Michelle Sumner-Williams, Karen Roberts (Graduating with Excellence), Colin Roach and Randy Storm.  He also encouraged them to enthusiastically continue to work for and to critically reflect on innovations and transformations for a better health of the people in Guyana.

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