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Prem Misir moves into health sector

Dr. Prem Misir

Former Pro-Chancellor of the University of Guyana Dr. Prem Misir, Ph.D., MPH, M. Phil, B.S.Sc. (Honours), FRSPH has been appointed Executive Director of the Health Sector Development Unit (HSDU), Ministry of Health, Government of Guyana, with effect from June 5, 2014.

Dr. Misir has more than ten (10) years of experience in leadership and management in complex organizations which will contribute toward the enhancement of HSDU and strengthening the health systems in Guyana.

In this new position, Dr. Misir would have responsibility for planning, directing and coordinating activities of the HSDU, in order to advance and support the health sector reform process and the fight against HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, and NCDs; and to assure the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all externally-funded health sector projects; and to identify, detail and negotiate projects necessitating external funding.