Guyana launched the Health Vision 2020
The Ministry of Health in collaboration with PAHO/WHO Guyana, launched the Guyana Health Vision 2020 on 3 January, 2014.
Dr. Zoila fletcher-Payton, who represented PAHO/WHO, stated that the PAHO/WHO Country Office is proud to have collaborated with MOH and also for the technical support provided for the development of the strategic document which will guide the nation until the end of the decade.
Dr. fletcher-Payton addressed the audience and stated that Guyana is well on its way to achieve most of its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) health targets for 2015.
Guyanese are living longer, children have increased chances of survival, and the epidemic of HIV/AIDs, malaria and tuberculosis is being brought under control through an aggressive national response. Overall, the country is on its way to meeting most of its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) health targets for 2015. Health Vision 2020 sets out the plan for long term health planning aimed at consolidating the progress made to date in health outcomes and system strengthening, accelerating closure in the remaining gaps in meeting the MDGs, and establishing a post-MDG agenda for Guyana through expanding universal health coverage and enabling health-enhancing behavioural and cultural changes in and through the delivery of improved health services.