Maternal and Child Health Services


  • Provide antenatal, intranatal and postnatal care including family planning services to women.
  • Monitor growth and development in children from infancy to the adolescent period.
  • Provide vaccination services to pregnant women, children and adults in Guyana.
  • Maintain zero infant and childhood/adulthood morbidity and mortality from vaccine preventable diseases.
  • Establish and monitor standards, procedures and protocols of care including the clarification of roles and responsibilities of the different levels of care.
  • Strengthen the health information system, utilizing the data for planning.
  • Establish and implement a system for continuous evaluation of Maternal and Child Health Services.
  • Monitor trends in newborn, infant, child, adolescent, family and maternal illness with emphasis on malnutrition, anaemia and acute diarrhoeal and respiratory infections.
  • Foster and support research in Maternal and Newborn, Infant and Child Health including health systems research.
  • Identify training needs of staff involved in the delivery of Maternal and Child Health Services.
  • Advise on the introduction of appropriate technology for Maternal and Child Health.
  • Re-orient health services on sexual and reproductive health focusing on the involvement of males.
  • Increase awareness on women, families and communities to the value of maternal and neo-natal health.

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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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