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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

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.

icon  Guyana Infection Prevention and Control Manual (2.76 MB)

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 14:44

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.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014 21:40

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