Contact Us

Director: Dr Kay Shako

Address: Lot 1 Brickdam, Stabroek, Georgetown

Telephone Number: (592) 225 -5115

 

Objective & Scope

Objective

To ensure that adequate and appropriate health care is made available to all the people of Guyana regardless of their geographic location. 

Scope

The Regional and District Health Centres and Hospitals play a coordinating and support role in all 10 Regions of Guyana, including 22 District Hospitals, 70 Health Centres, 4 Regional Hospitals, 32 Health Posts and one Psychiatric Hospital.

 

Key Responsibilities & Strategic Action

 Key responsibilities

·         Oversee and co-ordinate the functioning of all Regional Health Officers.

·         Support the regional health services in the provision of quality care for the residents.

·         Assist in the provision of specialist health care services to regions as deemed necessary.

·         Provide for the medical transfer of patients to the Georgetown Public Hospital when service is not available at their locations.

·         Ensure adequate staffing of regional hospitals and health centres.

Key Strategic Action

·        Implement the Package of Publicly Guaranteed Health Services (PPGHS)

·        Address infrastructure gaps

·        Strengthen the Primary Health Care services across all regions

·        Accredit all health facilities 

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