Tag Archives: Ministry of Health

Late PAHO Director Dr Carissa Etienne hailed as “friend” of Guyana’s public health system

Guyana’s Minister of Health, Dr Frank Anthony and the Ministry of Health on Saturday hailed the contributions of former Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for the Americas, Dr Carissa Etienne who passed away suddenly on Friday. “The Minister of Health, Dr Frank Anthony is saddened by the sudden death of ...

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Guyana heightens monkeypox vigilance near Brazil border, ports

Guyana is on the lookout for suspected monkeypox-infected persons coming from other countries especially Brazil where there is a high number of cases, top Health Ministry officials said Saturday. So far, Guyana has recorded two confirmed cases of the viral disease, while there are 4,876 cases in neighbouring Brazil. Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of Health Dr Narine Singh ...

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COVID vaccines expected in Guyana during second quarter of 2021

Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony on Monday disclosed that Guyana would receive the first batch of COVID-19 vaccine during the second quarter of this year, but he could not say whether it would be the one produced by Moderna which has less refrigeration restrictions compared to the other vaccine types. “We don’t know which one we would eventually get but ...

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Guyana preparing for deadly coronavirus

The Ministry of Public Health’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO) Dr Karen Gordon-Boyle says the country’s port health officials have been alerted and sensitised on how to spot “signs and symptoms” of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that has killed 80 persons, so far, in China, and sickened thousands of others. As a precaution, “any person experiencing fever or flu-like symptoms should ...

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