Contact Us

Programme Manager: Dr. Jeetendra Mohanlall

Address:  Georgetown Public Hospital Compound, Middle Street, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown

 Telephone Number: (592) 227-0592

Mission & Vision

Mission

To reduce the incidence and prevalence of tuberculosis and to mitigate its impact through a multi-sectoral response that provides high quality and equitable prevention, treatment and support services.

Vision

A Tuberculosis Free Guyana in our lifetime.

 

Core Values & Key Responsibilities

Core Values

Service Oriented, Team Work, Opportunism, Professionalism, Transparency and Benevolence. (STOP TB)

Key Responsibility

To work towards the Prevention, Care, Management and eventual eradication of Tuberculosis in Guyana. 

Goals & objectives

Goals/Objectives

  • To identify all individuals with suspected or confirmed Tuberculosis disease and ensure appropriate treatment ideally under directly observed therapy.
  • To ensure that individuals who are at high risk of infection and disease receive the necessary support services needed to establish the state of their condition.
  • To alleviate the suffering and improve the quality of life for persons with chronic disabling pulmonary (lung) condition in a cost effective and efficient manner.

 

Key Accomplishments

 Key Accomplishments 

  • The establishment of 18 Chest Clinics across Guyana (at least 1 in each Region)
  • Presence of a GeneXpert Machine at the National Public Health ReferenceLaboratory.
  • Renovation of a building to house the TB Step-Down Care Facility for patients with difficult circumstances.
  • Refurbishment of the National Tuberculosis Programme’s building along with the establishment of a Conference facility.
  • Establishment of a new building specifically engineered for the West Demerara Chest Clinic.
  •  Building partnerships across all sectors to be engaged in the fight against Tuberculosis.
  •  Progressive increase in treatment success rate of all forms of TB from 64% in 2010 to 71% in 2015).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Projects

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

Resources

  • PAHO/WHO Reports
  • Strategies
  • Action plans
  • Legislation
  • Training Programmes Application
  • Information, Education and Communication Materials
  • Press Releases
  • Advisories