Strategies

The National Tuberculosis Programme’s Strategy outline for 2015-2020 is as follows:

1. INTEGRATED, PATIENT-CENTRED CARE AND PREVENTION

i. Early diagnosis of tuberculosis, including universal drug-susceptibility testing, and systematic screening of contacts and high-risk groups

ii. Treatment of all people with tuberculosis, including drug-resistant Tuberculosis; patient support

iii. Collaborative Tuberculosis/HIV activities; and management of co-morbidities

iv. Preventive treatment of persons at high risk; and vaccination against Tuberculosis

2. BOLD POLICIES AND SUPPORTIVE SYSTEMS

i. Political commitment with adequate resources for tuberculosis care and prevention

ii. Engagement of communities, civil society organizations, and public and private care providers

iii. Universal health coverage policy and regulatory frameworks for case notification, vital registration, quality and rational use of medicines, and infection control

iv. Social protection, poverty alleviation and actions on other determinants of Tuberculosis

3. INTENSIFIED RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

i. Discovery, development and rapid uptake of new tools, interventions and strategies

ii. Research to optimize implementation and impact, and promote innovations

Featured Projects

Chronic Disease Control

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MISSION STATEMENT

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

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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

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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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