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31 May 2017 description
report Redhum

Guyana, 31 de Mayo 2017
Fuente: News Room

Potaro-Siparuni (Region Eight) and Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven) are gradually returning to normalcy as floodwaters continue to recede. The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) is working with the Ministries of Agriculture, Communities, Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs and Social Protection to assist the residents in their recovery and rebuilding efforts.

25 May 2017 description
report Redhum

Guyana, 25 de Mayo 2017
Fuente: News Room

Digicel Guyana today (Wednesday, May 24, 2017), handed over a quantity of flood relief supplies to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), to assist residents in Regions Seven and Eight.

The donation consists of a quantity of food items from the requested list and cleaning supplies. “

24 May 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: News Room

The lives of over 3,000 hinterland residents have been significantly affected as a result of the massive flooding which struck several lowland communities in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).

The damage has been severe to the extent where the school in Itabac was washed away and has since been rendered unstable.

Some 3,274 persons have been affected in Region 8. However, the full impact of the flood in Region 7 is still being assessed.

13 Jan 2017 description

GINA, GUYANA, Thursday, January 12, 2017

Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Karen Cummings and a team of health officials traveled to Buxton to hand over medical and cleaning supplies to residents who were affected by recent floods.

This was to ensure that persons in the flood affected areas do not contract any serious water borne disease.

14 Jul 2016 description

Georgetown, GINA, July 13, 2016

The Berbice Regional Health Services (BRHS) has administered in excess of 9,000 yellow fever vaccines to residents of Region Six, East Berbice and Rosignol, Region Five, West Coast Berbice in the last three weeks.

Director of BRHS, Jevaughn Stephens told the Government Information Agency (GINA) during a telephone interview that these vaccines were administered at the Public Health building located on the bottom flat of the BRHS building.

30 Mar 2016 description

Georgetown GINA, March 29, 2016

There is confirmation that another person has contracted the Zika virus. The patient is from the Soesdyke area on the East Bank of Demerara. According to Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Shamdeo Persaud, the other five persons have fully recovered.

Meanwhile, preventative measures continue country wide with over 5000 chemically treated bed nets distributed country wide. An additional 75,000 is available for distribution. In addition, the Vector Control Services (VCS) is fogging in many communities.

02 Mar 2016 description

The Ministry of Public Health has reported that it is continuing to closely monitor the mosquito - borne Zika virus. Public Health Minister Dr. George Norton in an invited comment told the Government Information Agency (GINA) today that fogging continues across the country, in addition to the distribution of chemically treated mosquito nets.

The Minister explained that one person has been sent for training at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad and Tobago to operate the equipment already in place to test for vector borne diseases.

20 Jan 2016 description

Disease Outbreak News 
20 January 2016

Between 14 and 15 January 2016, the National IHR Focal Points (NFP) for Guyana, Barbados and Ecuador notified PAHO/WHO of cases of Zika virus infection. 

Guyana

On 14 January, the NFP for Guyana reported the first laboratory-confirmed case of locally-acquired Zika virus infection in the country. The case is a 27-year-old female from Berbice, Region 6, with onset of symptoms on 1 January. 

02 Aug 2015 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy rainfall along Guyana’s coastal regions during the period of Wednesday, 15 July and Thursday, 16 July 2015 has resulted in increased water levels in rivers and canals. Regions #3 and #4 are the most affected regions with flooding in several communities, in yards and homes in some instances.

21 Jun 2015 description

Georgetown, GINA, June 18, 2015

After receiving information about heavy rainfall and flooding in some sections of the Mahaicony Creek, Minister of Health Dr. George Norton along with a team of health workers today visited Mora Point, a Region Five community, and interacted with the residents, and advised of what precautions they must take in a flood situation.

The Ministry has collaborated with Food for the Poor to provide some form of relief to the residents of the affected areas. Food items along with clothing and some medication were distributed.

28 Nov 2013 description

Georgetown, GINA, November 27, 2013

An Emergency Medical Response Team has been established to address any public health threats that may arise as a result of the flooding in Georgetown and its environs. The heavy rainfall experienced over the early hours of today, was brought on by a shift in the inter-tropical Convergence Zone from its last position, to about six degrees north of the equator bringing it directly over Guyana’s Coast.

09 Feb 2012 description

Georgetown, GINA, February 8, 2012

The Administration has been proactive in its response to residents in flood affected areas as a result of the recent heavy rainfall. Over the last week end, President Donald Ramotar and other Cabinet members have been visiting and interacting with affected residents.

08 Feb 2012 description

SUBJECT: Flooding in several regions in Guyana

EVENTS:

The heavy rainfall that commenced on January 28, 2012 resulted in flooding in several communities in Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. These communities are located on the Coastal Plain and along the Abary, Mahaica, Mahaicony Rivers, Pomeroon, Black Bush Polder and Canal Polders. Light to moderate showers are being experienced and water is receding in most of the areas.

07 Sep 2011 description
report AlertNet

By Johann Earle

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AlertNet) - Guyana is battling to prevent the spread of malaria as climate change brings higher temperatures and more rainfall, threatening to push the disease back into densely populated coastal regions.

In the tiny South American nation, 90 percent of malaria cases are found in the northwest, which experiences the heaviest rainfall, including the northernmost coastline. But recently, the mosquito-borne disease has also been found in an adjoining coastal region, as well as further inland to the east and south.

23 Jun 2011 description

Georgetown, GINA, June 22, 2011

Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr. Roger Luncheon during a post-Cabinet media briefing today, emphasized that while the seasonal flooding has abated in some areas, the spate has been rearing its head in other areas.

He said that while the most affected remain Regions Six, Eight, Nine and Ten which came under review by Cabinet, immediate disaster response continues for the third consecutive week, as flood water recedes.

22 Jun 2011 description

SUBJECT: Flooding in Regional Democratic Council (RDC) – Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo (Region 9), Guyana.

Date: June 11, 2011

EVENTS:

There has been continuous heavy rainfall in Region 9 and in the Roraima State of Brazil resulting in the Rio Branco, Ireng and Takutu Rivers overflowing their banks. As a result of this event, Lethem and its environs and other low lying areas of Region 9 have become inundated with flood water.

PROGNOSIS

16 Jun 2011 description

Georgetown, GINA, June 15, 2011

Villages in Regions Nine and Ten have to some extent returned to normalcy, as disaster assessment and needs analysis have been carried out by Government, to ascertain the extent of damages.

In this regard, Cabinet has taken a decision to implement a ‘Financial Household Support’ initiative to assist affected residents, especially in Region Nine to move forward, Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr. Roger Luncheon told the media at a post-Cabinet briefing at the Office of the President today.