PAHO's Mission is to lead strategic collaborative efforts among Member States and other partners to promote equity in health, to combat disease, and to improve the quality of, and lengthen, the lives of the peoples of the Americas. There is a long history of PAHO’s involvement in the Caribbean since Offices were created in 1951 before any of the territories had gained independence. The Zone I office in Caracas, Venezuela, had the responsibility for technical cooperation with the Caribbean territories. With the attainment of independence, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Jamaica sought the establishment of separate country offices in the recognition that the organization’s technical expertise and financial support could improve their systems and health conditions. PAHO’s technical cooperation in Guyana was formalized in October 1967 with the establishment of the country office. The PAHO office is situated at 8 Brickdam, Stabroek in the heart of the capital city, Georgetown. The country office is responsible for providing technical cooperation, which facilitates activities aimed at improving health conditions in Guyana. Overview of Technical Cooperation The technical cooperation program of Guyana is delivered by a PAHO/WHO representative, international and local staff and short-term consultants. Support is provided by expertise from the…
Dr. William Adu-Krow is a native of Ghana with experience in Family Health, HIV/AIDS, Public Health and Maternal and Child Health. He is a graduate of the University of Columbia (USA), where he obtained both his Master’s Degree in Public Health and his Doctorate in Public Health. He also has two Bachelor’s Degrees in Medicine and Science, which he obtained from the University of Science and Technology in his native Ghana.