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Written on: Monday, 30 April 2018 Published in Newsletter
DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 A workshop to formulate a National Adolescent Health Strategy is being hosted by the Ministry of Public Health’s Adolescent Health Unit in collaboration with PAHO/WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA. The workshop is being held at Cara Lodge, Quamina, Street Georgetown from March 14 to 16, 2018. The over-arching goal of this meeting, Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Karen Cummings noted, is consultation with key stakeholders to formulate a strategy that captures the structure and design of safety-net services at the level of primary health care and further speciality care. This includes mental…
Written on: Monday, 30 April 2018 Published in Newsletter
The UN celebrated International Women’s Day through participation in a series of activities. On March 8 Heads of Agencies participated and shared at the Government’s event to mark the occasion. On March 10 there was a joint UN display at the The High Commission of Canada’s Press for Freedom exhibition, which was an afternoon dedicated to educating, entertaining, empowering and networking. On this date, agencies also participated in a walk held by the Guyana Community of Positive Women and Girls (GCWAG).  International Women’s Day is an annual observance used to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to…
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…