Tag: Chronic Diseases

27,000 people to be screened for chronic diseases this year

27,000 people to be screened for chronic diseases this year

Shania Gonsalves Shania Gonsalves- January 30, 2022

Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic, last year, the government was able to screen over 25,000 people across Guyana for major non-communicable ... Read More

Chronic disease patients vulnerable to COVID-19 – Cardiologist Dr. Carpen

Chronic disease patients vulnerable to COVID-19 – Cardiologist Dr. Carpen

Staff Reporter Staff Reporter- August 20, 2020

Dr. Mahendra Carpen, Cardiologist at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), with the Editor of the Department of Public Information ... Read More

No one is exempt from coronavirus – CMO warns

Delicia Haynes Delicia Haynes- April 15, 2020

−Persons with Chronic diseases, immune-compromised are affected −Large percent of the local population has an underlying health condition DPI, Guyana, ... Read More

Drink water, live healthier

Drink water, live healthier

Delicia Haynes Delicia Haynes- February 27, 2020

―Non-Communicable Diseases Commission to host ‘Water Wednesday’ initiative twice monthly DPI, Guyana, Thursday, February 27, 2020 The National Non-Communicable Diseases ... Read More

Hookah smoking as harmful as cigarette use

Hookah smoking as harmful as cigarette use

Delicia Haynes Delicia Haynes- December 20, 2019

−Can cause cardiovascular diseases and other health risks −MoPH emphasises there is no safe tobacco product DPI, Guyana, Friday, December ... Read More

Comprehensive cancer prevention and treatment plan for 2020

Comprehensive cancer prevention and treatment plan for 2020

Delicia Haynes Delicia Haynes- October 24, 2019

─ Legislation to protect against cancers being drafted ─ will focus on education, awareness, screening and treatment of all cancers ... Read More

Stakeholders trained in successful implementation of Food-Based Dietary Guidelines

Stakeholders trained in successful implementation of Food-Based Dietary Guidelines

Staff Reporter Staff Reporter- February 13, 2018

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, February 13, 2018 The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in Collaboration with the ... Read More

Public Health Ministry, PAHO/WHO push for effective blood disorder screening

Public Health Ministry, PAHO/WHO push for effective blood disorder screening

Staff Reporter Staff Reporter- November 30, 2016

GINA, GUYANA, Wednesday, November 30, 2016 The public health sector continues to grow as efforts are being put forward by ... Read More

COVID-19 Alert!

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. We urge citizens to practice good hygiene and social or physical distancing also adhere to the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health, Guyana.