More PAHO/WHO support for MOPH


PAHO/WHO this week donated three All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) to the Public Health Ministry to help enhance its field programmes in three hinterland Regions.

PAHO/WHO Representative Dr William Adu-Krow handed over the ATVs to Public Health Minister, Ms Volda Lawrence, in the presence of MOPH transportation officials at the Brickdam, Georgetown headquarters Wednesday.

The vehicles will help boost the Ministry’s vaccination, environmental health, surveillance and response to emergencies programmes, Lawrence said at the simple handing-over ceremony.

“The provision of the three ATVs will help with our outreaches…where the staff are providing services (such as) vaccination and testing for local and neighbouring populations seeking access to these services,” Lawrence said.

The Minister said the vehicles will be used in Barima/Waini (Region One); Potaro/Siparuni (Region Eight) and Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo (Region Nine).

Lawrence lauded the strengthening partnership between the MOPH and PAHO/WHO noting that the donation is testament of “the collaborative efforts to ensure that the people of Guyana have access to Health Care.”

At Wednesday’s ceremony, PAHO/WHO also donated some G$18M (US$90,000) to the MOPH to help improve the human resource, surveillance training and vaccination campaigns in Barima/Waini; Pomeroon/Supenaam (Region Two) Cuyuni/Mazaruni; Potaro/Siparuni and Upper Takutu/ Upper Essequibo (Region 9).