Work Plan

Below is the overview of the scope of the work that the Chronic Disease Unit is looking forward to complete by the 31st December, 2016.

  • Advertisement and hiring of communications agency to support the implementation of the communication plan for chronic non communicable diseases.
  • TV, Radio, social media and billboard ads, promotional materials, IEC materials to support major campaign such as life style changes to prevent NCDs, screening for NCDs, sickle cell and Thalassemia.
  • Sign MOUs with Ministry of Education, Social Security and the Ministry of the Communities to promote work place programmes and community involvement in NCDs awareness.
    • Establish guidelines for recruitment and Terms of Reference for NCDs peer educators, review curriculum and provide refreshers training for atleast 50 NCD peer educators.
    • Train Community Health Educators from FBO, NGOS and schools in the Community Leaders in Health Training Programme.
  • Observance of Caribbean Wellness Week, Cancer Observance Month and World Diabetes Days
    • Training session for Private sector companies NCD focal points to establish health promotional activities supporting healthy life styles-Guyana Business Coalition
    • Training of New Providers in cervical cancer screening- VIA
    • Completion of phase 2 training in diabetic foot care
  • Establishing NCD relations with atleast 3 business enterprises for NCD screening programmes
    • Annual Diabetic Youth Camp
    • Steps Survey
    • Launching of the Chronic Disease Medical Record with integrated risk screening
    • Feasibility assessment for chronic disease medical records and healthy lifestyles passports
    • Implement the use of the NCD register in Region 4 facilities
    • Training of doctors in the staging of Cancers


  • Printing of the cancer profile and standard treatment guidelines
  • Stock inventory for chronic diseases
  • Initiation of the national cancer control plan
  • Global Youth Tobacco Survey Final Report
  • Evaluation of the Indian Diabetes Risk Score
  • Tobacco cessation program terms of reference and guidelines
  • Procurement of HbA1C  analyzer and Hb electrophoresis machines for STEPS survey

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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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