Dr. Adu-Krow took the opportunity to address the issue of Suicide in Guyana, which is also a Global problem around the world. From the global statistics, it is said that 44.2 per 100,00 is the average rate of suicide in Guyana. This issue was highlighted at the launch of the Beauty with a Purpose: Stay Alive Campaign, which is the platform of the Miss Guyana World contestant, Ms. Lisa Punch.
The Ministry of Public Health with support from the PAHO/WHO took the opportunity to launch the National Suicide Prevention Plan, highlighting that more need to be done to eradicate this issue which is treatable.
Ms. Lisa Punch will be given the technical support by the Ministry of Public Health and PAHO/WHO, with regards to her giving awareness on Suicide Prevention.