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New offshore Guyana medical school expands to Caribbean

A newly-established Guyana-headquartered offshore medical school, Lincoln American University, says it is about to apply for Caribbean accreditation even as it rolls out a plan to establish similar institutions across the region. Advisor to Lincoln American University, Dr. Emmanuel Cummings said already the institution located at Water and Barrack Streets has been registered with Guyana’s National Accreditation Council (NAC), paving ...

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Big German company wants to modernise Guyana’s public health system

The wealthy German industrial conglomerate Siemens is pushing for a stake in  modernising  Guyana’s public health sector, the Ministry of Public Health announced Friday. The three-person delegation, which met recently with Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence and a high-level team with the former rolling out its tentative plans which they felt can help accelerate modernisation plans for the country’s public ...

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GDF Coast Guard foils teenagers’ suicide attempt at Kingston jetty

The Guyana Defence Force said at about 3 PM Friday one of its Coast Guard ranks, along with the unit’s welfare officer, foiled a suicide attempt by two secondary school students at the Kingston Jetty, Georgetown. “The two teenagers, who were allegedly preparing to jump into the deep waters at the mouth of the Demerara River, were spotted by an ...

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Paperwork begins for possibly introducing HIV prevention pill to male homosexuals- SASOD

Male homosexuals in Guyana might soon be able to drink a daily pill to reduce the chances of contracting the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) by more than 90 percent if preparations go well, the country’s leading gay rights organisation said Wednesday. Head of the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), Joel Simpson told ...

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Stop relying on ‘bush medicine’ to treat cancers- Guyana Cancer Institute says as it boasts new cancer-destroying technology

Cancer patients were Tuesday warned against relying on herbal medicine to cure the dreaded disease, even as the Guyana Cancer Institute showed off modern radiation technology that targets tumors and does not damage nearby organs. The Institute’s Director of Outreach, Dr. Syed Mujahid Ghazi said he has nothing against herbal and spiritual approaches, but at the same time he appealed ...

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Guyana mounts high-tech early animal disease detection operations

The Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) says it is about to mount operations to detect early a range of diseases in animals with the use of high-tech equipment, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. “The Authority will soon commence its early disease detection operations in several areas for diseases such as Foot and Mouth disease (FMD), Avian influenza (AI) and ...

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West Bank Demerara residents get flood clean-up support; drainage system being cleaned

A number of residents of flood-affected West Bank Demerara areas are being assisted to keep away water-borne illnesses as authorities ensure the drainage network there is cleaned periodically. Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, this afternoon, led a team comprising representatives from the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Essequibo Islands-West Demerara (Region Three) Democratic Council, National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), Neighbourhood ...

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Guyanese Microbiologist is 2018 Entrepreneur Laureate

The 2018’s Entrepreneur Laureate of the Caribbean is the local microbiologist and the Chief Executive Officer of the Eureka Medical Laboratories, William Andrew Boyle. The Entrepreneur Laureate Award forms part of the Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence (ANSCAFE).  The Sabga awards, which is now the English-speaking Caribbean’s leading recognition programme, was initiated by Anthony Sabga, founder and chairman of the ANSA ...

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Brazil helps Guyana stave off three major viruses with massive vaccine donation

Brazil  on Tuesday donated a large quantity of Measles, Mumps and Ruebella (MMR) vaccines Brazilian Ambassador to Guyana, Lineu Pupo de Paula handed over the 10,000 vaccines to Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence, Director of Family Healthcare Services Dr. Ertenesia Hamilton and Focal Point for Adolescent Health Dr. Oneka Scott. A total of 10,000 units were received to aid in ...

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Two-headed still-born baby delivered at New Amsterdam Hospital

A still-born girl with two heads was delivered at the New Amsterdam Hospital on Saturday, creating history in the Ancient County of Berbice. The baby, which completed its full nine months term and the first-born for the teenage mother, was delivered via caesarian section by a team of doctors at the hospital. Senior Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist Dr. Kester Persaud was ...

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