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Written on: Monday, 30 April 2018 Published in Newsletter
UNAIDS led the UN in observing Zero Discrimination Day on 1 March, 2018. Dr Martin Odiit, UNAIDS Country Director conducted media outreaches on radio and encouraged the public to join the fight against stigma discrimination due to HIV status or sexual orientation and gender identity. Partners such as the National AIDS Programme Secretariat and civil society, particularly SASOD and the network of Persons Living with HIV, were also encouraged to participate in the UNAIDS global social media campaign, which took the form of a quiz on stigma and discrimination. Persons were encouraged to share their quiz results on their individual…
Written on: Monday, 30 April 2018 Published in Newsletter
The Health and well being of the residents of the Yurong Peru community in Region 9 was enhanced when a water supply system was commissioned on March 1, 2018 that would directly benefit 340 residents.  Nine (9) households will not benefit directly from the water supply system but their water quality will also be improved through provision of a device from GWI for water treatment at home. During a joint visit to the Region the impact of the project was visible. The Toshao and several community leaders noted that the community never had a continuous water supply with a quality…
Written on: Monday, 30 April 2018 Published in Newsletter
15 February 2018, GEORGETOWN, GUYANA Panasonic Corporation in Japan has donated one hundred and twenty (120) solar lanterns to Guyana as part of its 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project, which would provide light to off-grid communities extending the duration of social services such as medical services, schools, and ensuring women’s safety at night. The donation was facilitated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with support from the Ministry of Finance. The lanterns were handed over to the Ministries of Public Health and Education and will be further distributed in off-grid communities in Regions 1, 7, 8 and 9 to…