Health Ministry receives ATVs, $18M from PAHO/WHO

first_imgThe Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) has donated three all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) along with a monetary contribution of $18 million to the Public Health Ministry.PAHO/WHO Representative, Dr William Adu-Krow handed over the ATVs to Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence at a simple ceremony at the Ministry’s Brickdam, Georgetown headquarters.Minster Lawrence in brief remarks said, “The provision of the three ATVs will helpPAHO/WHO Representative, Dr William Adu-Krow and Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence at the handing over ceremonywith our outreaches… where the staff is providing services (such as) vaccination and testing for local and neighbouring populations seeking access to these services”. Additionally, the Minister said the vehicles will be used specifically in the areas of Region One (Barima-Waini); Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), which will boost the Ministry’s vaccination, environmental health, surveillance, and response to emergencies programmes within these regions.Lawrence lauded the strengthening partnership between the Public Health Ministry and PAHO/WHO, noting that the donation is a testament of “the collaborative efforts to ensure that the people of Guyana have access to healthcare.”The monetary contribution will be placed on improving the human resource, surveillance training and vaccination campaigns in Region One; Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam); Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni); Region Eight and Region Nine.last_img

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