The priority area A Healthy Guyana responds to the concern that health and nutrition are increasingly affecting the lives of the people in Guyana. It acknowledges that to improve health, a multisectoral approach building on a ‘health for all’ policies approach is needed. It means addressing environmental factors such as access to safe water and food safety. This implies strengthening the ability of the state to provide universal access to quality services and healthy nutrition as well as to the knowledge needed for prevention of disease, including Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). It demands action on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and HIV/AIDS and related stigma and discrimination and to promote sustainable agricultural production for improved health outcomes. Finally, it acknowledges that a human rights approach is necessary for equity.
Final outcomes for the United Nations Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework
1. Universal Access to quality health care services and systems improved.
2. Laws, policies and systems introduced to support healthy lifestyles among all segments of the population.