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Deputy Chief Medical Officer

Deputy Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Karen Boyle

Dr. Boyle was born in England but moved to Guyana at the age of 10 with her Family. She attended Saint Stanislaus College then went on to the Bishop’s High School for 6th form, where as a result of her performance at the G.C.E Advanced level Examination, she was awarded the honour of becoming a Guyana Scholar. She I studied Medicine in Moscow, Russia at the People’s Friendship University, graduating in 1990 with a Doctor of medicine Degree M.D. Dr. Boyle then went on to study for her Masters in Public Health at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University in New York. She pursued her doctorate in Public Health at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in Jamaica.

Previous positions held by Dr. Boyle include: Government Medical Officer with the GPHC, Coordinator for the Chronic Disease Programme at the Ministry of Public Health Clinical and Director of HIV Prevention with the USAID. In 2014, January, she was retained by Cicatelli Associates Inc of New York to be their Country representative on the Global Fund project with the Ministry of Public Health’s National Aids Programme Secretariat. She served in that capacity until the conclusion of the project in May, 2016.

In June, 2016, Dr. Boyle assumed office as the Deputy Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of Public Health. She serves on the Board of Directors for Demerara Mutual Life Company, Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association, Alpha and Omega Community Health Associates Inc, EML and the Caribbean Governance Training Institute.

Dr. Boyle has been married for 25 years and has three (3) children, two sons and a daughter.  She along with her husband started a Private Medical Lab and Clinic called the Eureka Medical Laboratory.

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Chronic Disease Control

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MISSION STATEMENT

To address the top four causes of premature death in Guyana: cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases, ensuring a multi-sectoral, integrated approach is maintained. Learn More

Mental Health Unit

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Mission Statement

To promote, coordinate and implement technical activities and actions directed towards strengthening the national capacity to develop policies, plans, programs and services, thus contributing to the promotion of mental health, the reduction of the burden of the psychiatric diseases, prevention of disabilities, and the development of rehabilitation. Learn More 

Maternal and Child Health Unit

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Mission Statement

To ensure that women, children and family members obtain maximum health care that is necessary for their growth and development. Learn More

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