Changes in place to improve delivery of service at NA Hospital

A new building for the New Amsterdam (NA) Hospital in Region Six is being touted by health officials. The current building is occupied by the Outpatient (OP) and the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Departments and has become a headache for doctors and other health workers attending to patients. Added to this, the integrity of record-keeping […]

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IDB projects demand for millions of social sector professionals by 2040

The Caribbean and Latin America will need approximately 12 million teachers, three million doctors and eight million nurses by the year 2040 to meet the demand for social sector professionals in 24 countries in the region. This projection was made by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in its “Education and Health; The sectors of the […]

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Guyana joins efforts to stamp out stigma and discrimination against lepers

“Zero discrimination against those affected by leprosy,” is the appeal being made by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other organisations dedicated to the fight against leprosy. But organisations cannot achieve this zero discrimination goal in isolation. This notion has been amplified by Director of Leprosy Control within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Heather […]

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Practise good personal hygiene to reduce transmission of flu, other viruses

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is urging persons to practise good personal hygiene in order to reduce the risk of transmission of influenza and other respiratory viruses. Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused mainly by two types of viruses: Influenza A and Influenza B. The Influenza A (H1N1) virus caused a pandemic […]

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Health Ministry in ‘SMART Hospital’ Promotion Mode

SMART Hospitals are increasingly viewed as being at the intersection of medicine, information, health, and business using information, communication and technology (ICT) to support healthcare programmes. Moreover, Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence and Dr. William Adu-Krow, PAHO/WHO Representative in Guyana, yesterday made a pitch for the local media to help popularise the SMART Hospital initiative […]

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Despite increased domestic resources, Region still at risk of losing HIV gains

Acular, focus is needed for more domestic funding even as countries in the Caribbean and Guyana continue to see a decline in international funding. Making this observation earlier today was the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP). According to PANCAP, which has Guyanese Derek Springer as its head, global financial resources to support the HIV […]

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Region warned to prepare for possibility of severe dengue outbreak

Based on regional modeling the possibility of a dengue outbreak is on the horizon. At least this is according to information released today by the Caribbean Public Health Agency in Trinidad which caters to the laboratory needs for Caricom Member States. According to CARHPA, the last major regional outbreak of Dengue occurred in 2009. Since […]

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Cops probing whether hospitals mistakenly discarded severed leg at dumpsite

A female’s leg which was found at a dumpsite in Rose Hall Town on December 26, 2018, was observed to be neatly cut, leading investigators to believe that it had been amputated by one of the medical facilities in that division. All medical institutions in Guyana follow a standard operating procedure when discarding of waste, […]

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