Through the IHSLAC Project, PAHO and Canada are encouraging women to continue their education and professional training. When adolescent mothers visit the clinic for family planning, there are opportunities to discuss how they can pursue an education and have a career as an adolescent mother. All activities implemented by the project are designed with the objective of empowering women in alignment with Canada's International Feminist Assistance Policy.
Since 2016, the PAHO-Canada IHSLAC Project has provided more than 1100 methods of family planning to Guyanese women.
The training of health personnel is one of the key interventions supported by the PAHO and Canadian partnership as part of the Integrated Health Systems Project in Latin America and the Caribbean (IHSLAC) and in collaboration with Jhpiego.
The hormonal implant is one of the longer-acting reversible contraceptives that is incredibly effective, simple and safe. Many women choose implants because they are easy and simple to use. If women do not like a method, it can be removed.