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The UN General Assembly has declared 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Created at the initiative of the International Olympic Committee and officially announced at the United Nations headquarters last August, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace promotes the role of sport as a tool at the service of society and a universal tool for peace. UNDP welcomes this decision as it marks a new step in the United Nations advocacy efforts to highlight the benefits of sport and healthy lifestyles on broader social development. Sport is seen as an important…
Written on: Saturday, 05 April 2014 Published in Newsletter
Support to a one year intervention neonatal programme at the Georgetown Public Hospital. Training: Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses training in four of Guyana’s hinterland regions, which improved vaccine coverage. Under this initiative, personnel were introduced to new vaccines and their surveillance. Monitoring and supervision of the Expanded Program on Immunization were also conducted in three hinterland regions. Advances in Labour and Risk Management (ALARM) training for Maternal Health Workers from all of Guyana’s ten regions. This contributed to improved number of deliveries being attended to by skilled health personnel and contributed with the reduction of maternal mortality.
Written on: Saturday, 05 April 2014 Published in Newsletter
The Food and Agricultural Organisation, in partnership with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) in early October 2013, held a one-day workshop on the theme “Hunger, Food Insecurity and Malnutrition in the Caribbean: Strategy for Eradication.” Held at the Guyana Conference, the workshop was one of several activities held in Guyana during the Caribbean Week of Agriculture. Above all, the workshop was a call for decisive action to address issues on hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition in all Caribbean member states. Participants at the workshop acknowledged that much has been achieved regarding the reduction of hunger, food insecurity…