Guyana collaborates with India for safe medicines

Guyana and India have pledged to continue mutual cooperation on health to ensure only pharmaceuticals, drugs and medicines deemed safe by Guyanese authorities will be sold on the local market. This message was conveyed Tuesday during an interview with representatives of the Indian Chambers of Commerce and the Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Board by Guyanese Oneil […]

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CARPHA inks agreement to boost region’s health security

A €1.5 million funding agreement was this week signed by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) to strengthen strategic intelligence, partnership approaches, and regional health security in the Caribbean to ultimately prevent and control non-communicable diseases (NCDs). With CARPHA being the regional laboratory catering to Caricom territories, Guyana is poised to benefit from the proposed […]

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Health Ministry refutes rental of storage bond allegations

Following on the heels of reports that it is renting yet another storage bond in the city at a cost of $12.5M per month, the Ministry of Public Health has issued a statement which insists that this is not the case. According to the Ministry it is “strongly refuting allegations on a social media platform […]

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Protest action against MOPH continues

Protestors have once again taken up in front of the Ministry of Public Health, continuing their days of protest against what they call the substandard level of delivery of public healthcare services.  Scores of protestors turned out, including Christina Scott, a Nismes mother who said her newborn baby died at the West Demerara Regional Hospital […]

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Healthy Choices and Early Detection can Reduce Cancer Risk

In the Caribbean region, cancer is the second leading cause of death.  However, a significant number of cancer deaths can largely be reduced and prevented through many strategies, including primary prevention, early detection, management, and treatment of patients with cancer. “Nearly one-half of cancers are preventable or treatable if detected early. Cervical cancer, one of the most […]

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Be careful, Gastroenteritis accounts for 1.4 million deaths worldwide yearly

We have all had the displeasure of having an episode of vomiting or diarrhea, or both. It’s not the best feeling in the world and can make our lives very uncomfortable. Medication, illicit drugs, pregnancy and other medical conditions are less common causes of vomiting and diarrhea, but our main focus today is on gastroenteritis […]

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GRPA raising its voice to fight cancer, the silent killer

World Cancer Day is being celebrated globally on February 4 and the Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association (GRPA) is doing its part by offering free breast and testicular exams, and 25 percent discounts on VIA, pap smears, and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests tomorrow. But the GRPA hopes that persons do not only have cancer on the […]

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PAHO promotes call to action to reduce impact of cancer

Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer among women in Latin America and the Caribbean, but it can be prevented. This is the notion being emphasized by the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) even as World Cancer Day, held annually on February 4, nears. Moreover, in commemoration of World Cancer Day, PAHO is striving […]

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