Goals and Objectives

  • Risk Factor Reduction, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: to promote social and economic conditions that addresses the determinants of chronic diseases and empowers people to adopt healthy behaviors. Health promotion is a fundamental part of an integrated approach for chronic diseases.
  • Integrated Disease Management and Patient Self-Management Education:a coherent approach to system improvement, development and adherence to guidelines, self-management support for people with chronic diseases, improved clinical information systems and appropriate skill mix and improved technical competency of the health workforce, including cultural competence and sensitivity.
  • Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation:Chronic Diseases surveillance includes the ongoing, systematic collection, review and analysis of data. This data is in turn translated into useful information before timely dissemination to key stakeholders to facilitate its use for planning and programme modifications. Surveillance also serves to collect information on the knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of the public with respect to practices that prevent these illnesses, facilitate screening and guide the activities about Information, Education and communication in order to improve quality of life.
  • Public Policy, Advocacy and Communication: to ensure and promote the development and implementation of effective, integrated, sustainable, and evidence-based public policies on chronic diseases, their risk factors and determinants
  • Programme Management: Partnerships and coordination with other government ministries, health financing and pharmaceuticals and equipment.

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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