Guyana celebrated “World Health Day 2023” with the theme “Health For All,” and President Mohamed Irfaan Ali stressed the significance of healthcare access and equity.
The People’s Progressive Party/Civic Government prioritizes sector fairness. This is why Guyanese primary healthcare is being expanded and enhanced throughout the ten administrative regions and collaborations are being formed with local and international organizations to improve outcomes and management.
“As part of the transformation of the local health sector, Guyanese can look forward to continued improvements in equity and healthcare, whether you reside in the deep reaches of the hinterland or the coastland, my government is working to narrow health gaps and to bring health quality closer to every citizen,” said Ali.
The goal is to give all Guyanese the “best” care. To do this, regional and district hospitals and health centres are being upgraded.
Seven regional hospitals are being constructed in De Kinderen Region Three, Enmore and Diamond in Region Four (4), Bath in Region Five, and Number 75 Village, Region Six, while a new hospital is being constructed in Bartica, Region Seven. In addition, a $12.4 billion Paediatric and Maternal Hospital is being built in Ogle, East Coast Demerara, to provide specialized care.
We are training more nurses and other health workers as we strengthen our health infrastructure. World Health 2023 Day inspires. “The COVID-19 pandemic is receding, global health cooperation is now recognized as indispensable to ensuring the health of the world’s citizens, and the world is becoming more vigilant and more watchful for future challenges,” he said.
Ali congratulated the World Health Organisation (WHO) on its 75th anniversary.
“I take this opportunity to record my country’s appreciation for the invaluable role which the WHO has played and continues to play in ensuring the health of our planet’s inhabitants. On behalf of the government and people of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, I thank the WHO for supporting our local efforts to improve Guyanese health.”
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