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Tests from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad and Tobago have confirmed Guyana’s second case of the Zika virus on Friday, February, 12, 2016. According to Minister of Public Health Dr. George Norton, samples from a 16-year-old male...

(Reuters) The suspected link between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, the birth defect microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome, could be confirmed within weeks, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. A sharp increase in microcephaly cases in Brazil...

For many years the differently- abled and those representing this special group have been calling for better public facilities and treatment and while there have been interventions, many believe that there is still room for improvement. With this matter at...

A junior Minister of one of the most important sectors, Public health, believes the 2016 national budget is one that caters, “in great measure” to the needs of the ordinary man and woman. Dr. Karen Cummings, during her contribution to...

Chairman of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) Board and former Health Minister Dr. Noel Blackman has been arrested by U.S Federal authorities for suspected involvement in a drug-dealing enterprise across three states. Blackman is also co-owner of HBTV Channel 9. According...

The Ministry of Public Health has refuted a statement allegedly made by Opposition Member of Parliament (MP), Joseph Hamilton at today’s (Monday, February 8, 2016) sitting of the National Assembly, where he stated that there is currently a countrywide shortage...

According to the Government Analyst – Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD), four containers of evaporated and condensed milk were refused entry to the country last month as they didn’t meet the prescribed standards. In a statement today, the department said,...

Guyana will soon be intensifying surveillance at ports-of-entry across the country and embarking on public education exercises, as concerns over the spread of the Zika Virus deepen. Director of Vector control Services, Dr. Horace Cox says community participation is paramount and...

Though the Zika Virus was first discovered in 1947 with the first case reported in the Pacific in 2007 and a smattering of small outbreaks and individual cases officially documented in Africa and the western Pacific in 2013, the...

Some Tour Operators have expressed concerns with travel to Guyana following the country’s placement on the United States Center for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) travel advisory on the Zika Virus. However, the Tourism Ministry was able to move toward dispelling those...

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