Guyana

Guyana, officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, is a country on South America’s North Atlantic coast. It has a population of 773000 people with a life expectancy of 64 years for men and 69 years for women. Guyana is experiencing an epidemiological transition towards non-communicable diseases which account for an increasing share of the disease burden and mortality. Access to health services, particularly quality reproductive health and maternal care services, continues to be uneven across the country. Guyana’s National Health Strategy entitled Health Vision 2013-2020 addresses universal health coverage (UHC) and social determinants of health and emphasises the need for adjustment of health systems to provide a larger volume and greater depth of advanced medical care. Guyana plans to strengthen and sustain the health system primarily through the improved organization and management of resources within an Integrated Health Service Delivery Network (IHSDN). The UHC Partnership supports the development of the national human resources plan to expand health service delivery and health benefits amongst other activities. You can access important country documents by clicking here.

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