Maternal and Child Health Services

Key Achievements  

  1. There are 190 Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission sites across all 10 Administrative Regions of Guyana.
  2. Under the Expanded Programme on Immunization, the Ministry of Public Health has been able to achieve a vaccination coverage of over 90% of all antigens given to the under five (5) population.
  3. In 2014, Guyana placed 3rd out of 74 countries for effective management of vaccines.
  4. Seventy-five percent (75%) of all medical practitioners have been trained in ALARMS (Emergency Obstetrics Training).
  5. Over the past five years, 90% of births have been occurring in Health institutions, indicating a reduction in home births.
  6. At least 60% of primary healthcare professionals have been trained in Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses.
  7. In collaboration with the Guyana Help the Kids (GHTK) Charity, we have opened six Neon-natal Intensive Care Units (NICU’s) across the country – Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), West Demerara Regional Hospital, Bartica Regional Hospital, Suddie Regional Hospital, New Amsterdam Regional Hospital and the Linden Hospital Complex.
  8. Under the Expanded Programme on Immunization, the Ministry currently administers vaccines for 17 antigens: Whooping Cough, Measles, Poliomyelitis, Tuberculosis, Yellow Fever, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Mumps, Rubella, Haemophilus Influenza Type b, Hepatitis B, Pneumococcal, Meningococcal, Human Pappiloma Virus, Varicella, Rota Virus and Pertussis.

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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