$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


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

Teachers to Be Trained to Spot Mental Health Issues

Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence says the government will do more to address the issue of young people’s mental health at the level of the schools. The minister was addressing the University of Guyana’s (UG) first mental health fair, in observance of World Mental Health Day. She said that during the

MOPH Launches Mass Drug Administration Exercise

The Ministry of Public Health is determined to eradicate lymphatic filariasis in Guyana and the Ministry’s vector control unit is leading the charge in that effort. Today was the launch of the Mass Drug Administration Exercise for Elimination of the disease in Region 4 at Cuffy Square. The NATIONAL COORDINATOR