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Observance of World Cancer Day 2015

Not beyond us!

Cancer is a leading cause of death around the world. The WHO estimates that 84 million people will die of cancer between 2005 and 2015 without intervention. Low-income and medium-income countries are harder hit by cancer than the high-resource countries.

In Guyana, cancer was the third leading cause of death between the periods 2008 to 2012.  Prostate cancer was the leading cause of death in men; and breast and cervical cancers in women.Tobacco use, alcohol use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity are the main cancer risk factors worldwide with Tobacco use being the single, most important risk factor for cancer, causing about 20% of global cancer deaths and about 71% of global lung cancer deaths. 

Observance of World Diabetes Day 2014

In observance of World Diabetes Day, under the theme "Healthy Eating begins with Breakfast", PAHO/WHO in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and the Lions Club of D'Urban Park, will have a World Diabetes walk on 15 November 2014.  the walk will commence from 6:30 at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, New Market Street Entrance and will end at the Square of the Revolution, Brickdam Stabroek. We encourage all to join us in the prevention of Diabetes to attain a healthy lifestyle.


Ministry of Health of Guyana

Lot 8 Brickdam Stabroek, Georgetown, Guyana, P.O. Box 10969 ,Georgetown, Guyana
Tel.: +592 225-3000; +592 227-5150; +592 227-5158; +592 227-5159;+592 227-6371; +592 223-6372
Fax: +592 226-6654; +592 227-4205 email