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In effort to meet UNAIDS 90/90/90 goal 8,215 persons diagnosed with HIV at the end of 2017 Couples’ testing promoted during the three-month campaign period The National AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS) has launched the ‘Know Your Status – Guyana’ campaign to prevent the spread of the HIV/AIDS. This campaign concept is part of the World AIDS Day theme ‘Know Your Status’, promoting HIV testing to be observed on December 1. It is also geared towards reaching the UNAIDS 90/90/90 target. This aims to diagnose 90 percent of all HIV-positive persons, provide antiretroviral therapy for 90 percent of those diagnosed, and…
Strengthen Disaster Management Capacity of Women in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and Commonwealth of Dominica Supporting farmers in making informed decisions based on accurate, location-specific climate and weather information is a key objective of a five-day training of trainers workshop which commenced on November 5th, 2018. This workshop was held at the Bina Hill Institute in the North Rupununi, Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region. This training was conducted as part of the “Project to Strengthen Disaster Management Capacity of Women in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and Commonwealth of Dominica”, a three-year project funded by the Government of Japan, implemented…
UNAIDS in collaboration with the Guyana Trans United (GTU) hosted a media training session to sensitise local journalists on issues related to reporting on transgender people, with an aim of improving visibility and promoting inclusiveness. At the opening ceremony of the training session, United Nations Resident Coordinator Ms Mikiko Tanaka said the United Nations (UN) looks to the media to uphold the cardinal principles of journalism in contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 Agenda which sets the stage for an inclusive society. Ms Tanaka said reporters must be mindful that their reports do not cause harm to marginalized…