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Global fund wants gov’t to repay for misappropriated mosquito nets

Global Fund is requesting that the Government of Guyana repay them millions of dollars that were allegedly misappropriated by staffers of the Ministry of Public Health under a malaria mosquito net program. In a report published on the Website the Organisation claims that employees from the Guyana Ministry of Health had inflated the number of bed nets reported as having ...

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‘Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week’ part of measures to curb Zika virus

Prime Minister of Belize and Chairman of the Conference of the CARICOM Heads of Government Dean Barrow on Wednesday announced a series of actions that CARICOM Member States will take to confront the Zika virus that is affecting the Region. The course of action includes continuous public education, implementation of measures at ports of entry, health facilities, schools, private enterprises ...

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US woman tests positive for Zika after travelling from Guyana

[Columbus Dispatch] – Two more cases of the Zika virus have been reported in Ohio, one involving a Licking County man who was in Haiti while another involves a woman that travelled from Guyana. That brings to four the number of cases reported by the Ohio Department of Health in the past week. None was contracted in Ohio. The newest ...

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16-year old Eccles lad is Guyana’s second Zika victim

A 16-year-old lad from Eccles on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD) has been confirmed as Guyana's second case of the Zika virus. This was confirmed by Minister of Public Health Dr George Norton who said he lad was one of 88 persons tested for the virus recently. He said "the last batch was received on Friday and unfortunately one ...

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War on mosquitoes launched; residents urged to take precautions against fog

As Guyanese authorities seek to push back the Zika Virus, which has so far reportedly infected one Guyanese here, a massive offensive has been launched against mosquitoes in Georgetown and parts of East Coast and East Bank Demerara. The Ministry of Public Health also urged residents to stop harbouring breeding grounds for mosquitoes and ensure that all foods, domestic animals, ...

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Guyana on red alert for Zika

The Guyana government has launched a multi-sectoral approach to minimize the chances of the mosquito-borne Zika virus from spreading to Guyana, the Ministry of Tourism announced Wednesday. Though not deadly, scientists say the virus has caused pregnant mothers to deliver babies with small or under-developed brains. Scientists also say the virus may be spread by sexual intercourse. Authorities say one Guyanese ...

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