Clean Water Project in St. Monica

Beneficiaries:
Congratulations to Philip Chan, an RPCV from Guyana, who won our hearts – and our first small grant – with his proposal for the Clean Water Project in St. Monica. Please take a moment to read his magnificent project report below.

PROJECT REPORT FROM PHILLIP CHAN
Summary:
The

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USAID Program Has Helped Curb Spread of HIV in Guyana

Guyana’s Health Minister Leslie Ramsammy said recently that a U.S.-supported HIV/AIDS prevention program has helped to reduce the country’s HIV/AIDS prevalence from nearly 3% to about 1%, the AP/Google.com reports. Ramsammy said that the USAID/Guyana HIV/AIDS Reduction and Prevention Project, or GHARP, “is a huge success story.” According to Ramsammy,

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PEPFAR Country Coordinator Position Open

PEPFAR Country Coordinator
The United States Embassy in Georgetown is seeking an individual for the position of PEPFAR Country Coordinator.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:
The incumbent is the primary point of contact and Coordinator of activities related to the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Guyana, and will

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5,000 Guyanese receiving free treatment for HIV and AIDS

I first met Otisha, a tall Afro-Guyanese transvestite prostitute in 2003 when I reported on HIV and Aids in Guyana and Barbados.
Back then, the Caribbean had the second highest rate of infection in the world.
The prevalence among female sex workers in Guyana was 27% and 21% for men

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December 1st is World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day (December 1st) is marked as a day in which people and organizations from around the world share information about and bring attention to HIV and AIDS. 2008 marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day.
World AIDS Day observance
December 1, 2008 | By knews | Filed

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Guyana dengue cased confirmed

Guyana’s ministry of health has called on residents to remain alert as a result of 12 confirmed cases of dengue fever in region nine, Lethem, close to the Guyana-Brazil border.
Health minister Dr Leslie Ramsammy said over the past month there have been a number of reported cases of fever

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Cuban Doctors in Guyana

Dr. Bheri Ramsaran, of the Guyana Health Ministry, praised the work of the Cuban doctors many of whom are working in areas of difficult access, reported Granma.
In the community of Enterprise, Dr. Ramsaran bid farewell to two of the 15 Cuban doctors who started the Integral Health Program in

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