Specialised Health Reaches Orealla, Siparuta

Residents of Orealla and Siparuta took advantage of a health initiative that saw a wide array of specialised health services being brought to them. The outreach was a collaboration between the Ministry of Public Health’s Regional Health Services department collaborated with the Region 6 health department. Services included Voluntary Counselling

UNICEF Donates $4M in Equipment

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) today donated $4M in equipment to the Ministries of Social Protection and Public Health to assist in their efforts to curb all types of child abuse. UNICEF Resident Representative to Guyana, Sylvie Fouet said the donation, which included televisions, computers, and forensic kits,

$14M for Reg. 6 Health Institutes

Fourteen million dollars ($14M) in furnishing and equipment was recently distributed to 52 health centers, three regional hospitals and doctors/nurses’ quarters in East Berbice-Corentyne Region 6. The supplies include complete bed sets, couches, sofa sets, refrigerators, washing machines, gas stove, fans, computers, office desk, one treadmill, irons, trash cans, umbrellas, boots,

Children with leprosy more than doubled in 2018

GEORGETOWN, MOPH – CHILDREN with leprosy more than doubled last year according to local statistics raising “serious cause for concern” among Guyana’s Public Health Ministry authorities. In her feature address at Friday’s launch of World Leprosy Day held at the Umana Yana, Kingston, Georgetown, Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence disclosed that

‘The Helpline’ to Raise Awareness of Suicide Prevention

'The Helpline', a new television drama that seeks to raise awareness on the prevention of suicide was launched, on Tuesday, by Merundoi Incorporated at the National Culture Centre (NCC). Executive Director of Youth Challenge Guyana (YCG), Dmitri Nicholson said that the show seeks to improve access to protective services for persons

GPHC OBSERVES WORLD SIGHT DAY

Today is World Sight day and as such the Georgetown Public Hospital, eye clinic held their annual free eye testing for the public. Patients were able to have their eyes tested for glaucoma, cataracts, refractive errors, among other eye diseases. Dr Shailendra Sugrim head of the Ophthalmology Department elaborated on