Women’s Health Goals

  • To promote the adoption of healthy lifestyles among women living in the 10 administrative regions. The Ministry of Public health will:
  • Develop, implement and evaluate a community-based health promotion program to increase rates of healthy eating and exercise, and increased knowledge on sexual and reproductive health.
  • By 2020, the Ministry of Public Health and other stake holders will build a platform to support “Healthy living” among Guyanese women and subsequently increase expectancy of life, longevity and quality of life of our female population.

Women's Health Objectives

To ensure that women are adequately informed about the benefits of Sexual and Reproductive health for themselves, their partners and families and actively participate in and access Sexual and Reproductive health services:

  • Provide information on contraception, safe sexual practices and offer HIV counseling and testing to all sexually active women.
  • Educating women on frequent health issues related to their reproductive system. e.g. fibroids, cancer, breasts, cervix, uterus and ovaries

To sensitize women towards key aspects of women’s health, not only reproductive health but health in its entirety:

 Educating women to be more health aware and grounded in their own health responsibilities as well as their family.

  • Highlighting the need for women to be monitored for hypertension and Diabetes mellitus.

 To ensure prevention, early screening and treatment of cancer of the reproductive organs:

  •  Promote prevention, early screening and treatment of breast and cervical cancer.
  • Provide information, education and counseling on all reproductive tract cancers in all health facilities.

To reduce the incidence of Sexually Transmitted Infections:

  • Integration of STI and HIV, AIDS prevention and treatment into all Sexual and Reproductive health
  • Emphasize the voluntary HIV testing and counseling.

The Government of Guyana in responding to these health challenges has put in place the National Health Sector Strategy 2013-2020, which has four clear goals:

- Equity in distribution of health knowledge, opportunities and services

- Consumer-oriented services: people focused and user friendly

- High quality services (and good value for money)

- Accountable providers and government

The Government of Guyana addresses the identified five strategic priorities:

1. Strengthening health systems governance, organization and management based on primary health care approach.

2. Addressing the social and environmental determinants for improved health outcomes.

3. Reducing the burden of diseases.

4. Enhancing family and community health.

5. Leadership and management for results.


Healthier women of the population making changes to their disposition towards health, disease, gender based violence, drug abuse and sexually transmitted infections.