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The United Nations System here yesterday inaugurated its One UN House in Kingston which is meant to accommodate all of its agencies in one area. According to the Department of Public Information, United Nations Resident Representative to Guyana, Mikiko Tanaka said that the move is in keeping with an “ambitious reform plan implemented by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres”. She said that it has been part of the move to improve the agency’s operations and development systems since 2006. All of the UN’s agencies here are expected to take up their spaces over the next few months. DPI said that…
The community of Paruima, an indigenous farming village in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni area of Guyana, was the most recent beneficiary of a new shade house facility, a cassava seed bank, training and support in climate smart agricultural practices as it seeks to remain productive. The village of Paruima is for the most part located in a valley and experiences flooding from time to time. Notwithstanding this, the soil type is extremely fertile, allowing the villagers to pursue farming as their main source of food and income. Under the Disaster Risk Reduction project, which is currently being conducted by FAO Guyana and…
In effort to meet UNAIDS 90/90/90 goal 8,215 persons diagnosed with HIV at the end of 2017 Couples’ testing promoted during the three-month campaign period The National AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS) has launched the ‘Know Your Status – Guyana’ campaign to prevent the spread of the HIV/AIDS. This campaign concept is part of the World AIDS Day theme ‘Know Your Status’, promoting HIV testing to be observed on December 1. It is also geared towards reaching the UNAIDS 90/90/90 target. This aims to diagnose 90 percent of all HIV-positive persons, provide antiretroviral therapy for 90 percent of those diagnosed, and…