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CARPHA and Guyana launch novel public-private program to boost tourism and health

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Tourism growth and sustainability in the Caribbean face serious health, safety and environmental (HSE) threats. These include disease outbreaks and deficiencies in food safety and environmental sanitation. This contributes to reduced tourism arrivals, which in turn impacts […]

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‘Bogus’ tuna prevented from entering local market

An attempt to infiltrate the local market with a fake brand of Tuna was recently thwarted by the Government Analyst-Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD). The body tasked with

Guyana: New GPC’s 2015 drug contract being investigated – Health Minister

An investigation has been launched into the billion-dollar drug contract that was awarded by the former regime to New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation (New GPC) just three days before

Guyana: New maternity wing at GPHC finally completed

After about a year's delay, the new maternity wing at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) is finally completed, and currently in use. According to Public Health Minister, Volda

Unprincipled importers, crooked Health staff fashion drug shortage-Lawrence

Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence, has been able to establish the real reason behind the drug shortage in the system. Lawrence blamed a conspiracy among some drug

Guyana: Fourteen graduate from GPHC Orthopedic Programme

Fourteen students graduated from an orthopedic technician programme yesterday at the Georgetown Public Hospital Complex. In attendance was Dr Kaaleshwar Ramcharran, senior Registrar, Orthopedic; Dr David Samaroo, Orthopaedic Consultant;

Guyana: GPHC recruits optometrists to tackle diabetic retinopathy

Cases of cataract, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma have been identified as some of the more frequent conditions seen at the Ophthalmology Department of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation

Guyana Former Health Minister amplifies need for Paediatric A&E at GPHC

A Paediatric Accident and Emergency (A&E) Unit should have long been in place at the Georgetown. Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). In fact the absence of this facility was one

Gastro Outbreak In Guyana Sends Health Officials Investigating

Guyanese medical experts are visiting three communities in one of the country’s 10 regions to get to the bottom of a gastroenteritis outbreak. Since December last year, residents in

Around 35 percent of medicines imported into Guyana are fake and unsafe for medical use

GEORGETOWN, Guyana - A regional pharmaceutical investigator that gathers counterfeiting intelligence information for one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world has indicated that between 25% to

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