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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 (GPHC). In excess of 300 patients suffering from these conditions, and others, […]

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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

7,000 Guyanese living with HIV

Today is World AIDS Day and locally the statistics reveal that there are 7,000 Guyanese living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Of the infected, 5,300 have

Date Rape Drug Problem In Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thursday November 3, 2016 – The gruesome story of a Guyanese woman who was lured to a hotel in Georgetown only to wake up the next

Guyana to reduce maternal and infant mortality rates with IDB support

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved an US$8 million loan for a program to help reduce maternal, perinatal and neonatal deaths in Guyana. This program seeks to

Child Sexual Abuse gets keen attention at strategic workshop

Any case of child sexual abuse is one too many. This notion was emphasised yesterday when the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) collaborated with Child Link to conduct

Guyana Government Could Give Green Light To Ganja For Personal Use

President David Granger is suggesting that there’s a possibility the private use of ganja could be allowed in Guyana in the near future, even though wider decriminalization of

No Foul Play: This Is Why Hundreds Of Chickens in Guyana Were Dropping Dead

Tests have shown that it wasn’t disease or any other foul play involved in the deaths of hundreds of chickens at one farm in Guyana back in June. Authorities

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