Guyana attended the Consultative Forum on Environmental Health

Georgetown, Guyana – (June 16, 2016) Guyana recently attended a Consultative Forum on Environmental Health, CCH4, Sustainable Development Goals and Adaptation to Climate Change’ at the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) office in Barbados.

Cabinet, on June 7, approved the attendance of Mr. Amarnauth Maraj, Director of Environmental Health at the Ministry of Public Health at the meeting, which started on June 14 and concluded yesterday.

The purpose of the meeting was to develop a strategic approach for the development and implementation of an Environmental Health component of CCH4, among other key goals.

Funding for attendance at these meetings was provided by PAHO.


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