Tag: Executive Director of Health Emergencies Programme

WHO says COVID-19 immunity may not last, additional studies needed

WHO says COVID-19 immunity may not last, additional studies needed

- July 14, 2020

—UK study suggests antibodies may not last more than 3 months DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Scientists are now ... Read More

Data on airborne COVID-19 still early, more info needed-WHO

Data on airborne COVID-19 still early, more info needed-WHO

- July 10, 2020

—urges healthcare officials to take all precautions while data develops DPI, Guyana, Friday July 10, 2020 In updated guidance on ... Read More

COVID-19 vaccine may not offer universal protection against all coronaviruses -WHO says

COVID-19 vaccine may not offer universal protection against all coronaviruses -WHO says

- July 1, 2020

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 While work is currently underway to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), ... Read More

WHO predicts more widespread coronavirus cases in Central & South America

WHO predicts more widespread coronavirus cases in Central & South America

- June 24, 2020

—says virus has not peaked yet —countries deprived of oxygen concentrators as demands outweigh supply DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, June 24, ... Read More

WHO asks govts not to break protocols as COVID-19 cases reach highest single day total

WHO asks govts not to break protocols as COVID-19 cases reach highest single day total

- June 19, 2020

-efficacy trials for COVID-19 vaccines to begin DPI, Guyana, Friday, June 19, 2020 More than six months into the coronavirus ... Read More

WHO welcomes breakthrough treatment to reduce deaths in COVID-19 critical patients

WHO welcomes breakthrough treatment to reduce deaths in COVID-19 critical patients

- June 17, 2020

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has welcomed new clinical trial results from the United ... Read More

Healthcare systems for women must be deemed essential – WHO

Healthcare systems for women must be deemed essential – WHO

- June 12, 2020

—maternal health services worldwide affected by pandemic —COVID-19 positive mothers should still breastfeed  DPI, Guyana, Friday, June 12, 2020 The ... Read More

WHO calls for increased Influenza testing as flu season approaches

WHO calls for increased Influenza testing as flu season approaches

- June 10, 2020

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 While efforts are being focussed on mitigating the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), ... 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.