The Government of Guyana through the Ministry of Social Protection and partner agencies endeavour to improve working conditions and environment generally in Guyana by promoting the integration of safety and health principles in workplaces as an important prerequisite for the reduction of occupational accidents and diseases. The Ministry of Social Protection recognizes that good safety and healthThe Ministry of Social Protection recognizes that good safety and healthpractices in the workplace can save lives by reducing occupational hazardsand their possible consequences. Good safety and health practices in theworkplace also have positive effects on both the morale and productivityof workers.
- National Policy on Occupational Safety and Health 2018.pdf (419 Downloads)
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) has become a global threat to human health and global economy. It also forms a great threat to food security and agricultural livelihoods. The problem does not affect humans alone, but transcends human and animal health and can in fact be transferred from the farm to the home. Livestock farmers need to be aware of their responsibility and should be key actors in the global fight against AMR.
Authors/editor(s): RUTH RODNEY AND SIREESHA BOBBILI The overall aim of this research was to contribute contextual information to the Women’s Health and Life Experiences Survey (WHLES) to explain the “why” and “how” of Guyanese women’s experiences of violence in their relationships. This qualitative component captured the perspectives of survivors and community members on this issue. The study was conducted with support from UN Women, UNDP and USAID.
Authors/editor(s): MANUEL CONTRERAS-URBINA, ANGELA BOURASSA, ROXANNE MYERS, JUNIOR OVINCE, RUTH RODNEY AND SIREESHA BOBBIL The Guyana Women’s Health and Life Experiences Survey 2018 is the first report to provide a comprehensive examination of the nature and prevalence of violence against women and girls in Guyana. The Guyana Bureau of Statistics undertook a national mixed-methods study to better understand the magnitude of and women’s experiences with gender-based violence (GBV) in all regions of Guyana.