Men's Health Unit


To improve the quality of life of the male population by providing access to information and quality, equitable health services to promote informed decision-making in relation to all aspects of their own health and wellbeing.


  • To ensure that males are adequately informed about the benefits of sexual and reproductive health for themselves and their partners.
  • To encourage active participation in accessing available sexual and reproductive health services:
    • Reorienting sexual and reproductive health services to become more male oriented and focused on the catering to the specific needs of men and boys.
    • Promotion of male participation in sexual and reproductive health activities and the option to approach male contraception as an alternative.
  • To sensitize men towards key aspects of men’s health, not only reproductive health but health in its entirety.
  • To ensure prevention, early screening and treatment of cancer of the reproductive organs.
  • To reduce the incidence of Sexually Transmitted Infections by:
    • Integrating STI and HIV/ AIDS prevention and treatment into all sexual and reproductive health with a focus on the males of the population.
    • Emphasizing voluntary HIV testing and counseling for men.
  • Engaging men and boys to reduce and prevent gender-based violence by:
    • Ensuring that men and boys are well informed of the need for them to be involved in this elimination through education and workshops.

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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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