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Address: 1 Brickdam, Stabroek, Georgetown

Telephone Numbers: (592) 226-5164 or (592) 223-7355

Key Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

1.     Establish and revise procedures and protocols in surveillance in response to evolving needs

2.     Monitor and evaluate national surveillance data

3.     Fulfill requirements of the National Health Regulations, International Agreements on Surveillance and International Health Regulations.

4.     Publish reports and disseminate epidemiological evidence-based information for use at national, regional and international forums and by policy makers, senior management of Ministry of Public Health

5.     Monitor long-term trends in disease rates, death rates and risk factors for planning health interventions and measuring the impact of health campaigns

6.     Enhance the capacity at the regional levels to undertake effective monitoring and evaluation of the surveillance system and provide support for disaster and outbreak responses.

7.     Building and maintaining a working relationship with other programmes with surveillance systems 

Key Accomplishments

Key accomplishments

·        Syndromic  surveillance system was developed and implemented

·        Chronic non-communicable disease surveillance system was developed and implemented

·        Communicable diseases surveillance system was developed and implemented

·        Surveillance database was created and implemented for Communicable and Non -Communicable Diseases

·        HIV Surveillance system was developed and implemented 

Mission & Objectives


To enhance the country’s capacity to undertake surveillance for national monitoring and evaluation of disease patterns and trends while serving as the central point for dissemination of surveillance reports and bulletins in a timely manner.

Main Objectives

  • Ensure that surveillance reports are developed and disseminated
  • Develop  epidemiological  profiles of all diseases of interest
  • Train staff from all levels within the Ministry on the collection, collation and analysis of data

Featured Projects

Chronic Disease Control



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


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


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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