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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

Your Health Is The Nation's Wealth

 

The Guyana country office aerobics session led by Dr. Rosalinda Hernandez as the aerobics instructor, commenced on 9 June, 2014. The purpose of this initiative is  to improve health and well-being in the office. The sessions are conducted every Tuesdays and Thursdays for one (1) hour after work.

The recommendation to conduct the aerobic sessions was at the PAHO/WHO Guyana Country Office Staff Retreat held 6-8 May, 2014. Staff members are encourage to have inclusive physical activities (exercise) along with healthy diet, not only to take care of their bodies but also to practice a healthy lifestyle.  Staff participation was well received since the commencement of the aerobics session.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014 17:09

World No Tobacco Day Message, delivered by Dr. William Adu-Krow,

PAHO/WHO Representative, Guyana

Every year, World No Tobacco Day, an initiative of the World Health Organization and other partners since 1987, is commemorated on 31 May. World No Tobacco Day is a global campaign inviting everyone-from global leaders to the public in all countries - to focus on the health risks associated with tobacco use and to advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 14:43

Guyana and Suriname launched Vaccination Week in the Americas in Boskamp Saramacca, Suriname, on 28 April 2014.

 The joint activity aimed to :

  • Advance equity and improve access to vaccination for people of all ages through outreach to underserved and marginalized communities
  • Increase vaccination coverage of all antigens to prevent disease outbreaks
  • Raise awareness on how immunization saves lives and to keep the topic on the political agenda.
  • Promote the transition from child to family immunization
  • Serve as platform for integrated activities 
Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 14:46

Expert trainers on HBB

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. 

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 14:43

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