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The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) in collaboration with UNICEF recently launched a programme at the Aishalton District Hospital in Region Nine, which will specifically address issues relating to Adolescent and Men’s Health and Early Childhood initiatives as it relates to the effective delivery of health services to adolescents and men in Aishalton village and the surrounding communities. Present at the Thursday launch were the MOPH, Dr. Dennis Bassier and other Ministry of public health representatives, UNICEF Adolescent Development and Participation Officer Jewel Crosse and Region Nine regional supervisor for Maternal and Child Health, Medex Lenski Henry, a village councillor,…
Tobacco Tobacco Prevention and Control Tobacco Products Packaging and Labeling Tobacco Products Promotion Tobacco Taxation and Economics The National Tobacco Bill No. 5 of 2017 was passed in the National Parliament of Guyana on July 27th, 2017. According to reports from the Department of Public Information (DPI), the legislation seeks to protect present and future generations from the devastating harms of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke; According to reports from the Department of Public Information (DPI), the legislation seeks to protect present and future generations from the devastating harms of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke; to prevent tobacco…
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is actively supporting the Ministry of Public Health through the Food Policy Division to revise the 2004 food based dietary guidelines for Guyana (FBDGs). A multi-sector task force comprising representatives from government ministries, the Bureau of Standards, Bureau of Statistics, PAHO/WHO, UNICEF and the Rights of the Child Commission met on June 7, 2017 to plan for the launch of the revised FBDGs. During the one day session, members of the task forced worked to pretest some of the promotion material, plan a programme of activities for the launch and …