DPI, Guyana, Friday, December 29, 2017
The Regional authorities of the West Demerara – Essequibo Islands Region have conducted assessments into the recent flooding of Canal Number One. Reports indicated that due to increased rainfall over the last week, lowing-lying areas including the conservancy dam at Canal Number One have been flooded.
Guyana, 31 de Mayo 2017
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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.
Guyana, 25 de Mayo 2017
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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. “
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary of changes made to the emergency plan of action and revised budget:
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.
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.
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.
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.
SUBJECT: Flooding in several regions in Guyana
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.
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.
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.
SUBJECT: Flooding in Regional Democratic Council (RDC) – Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo (Region 9), Guyana.
Date: June 11, 2011
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.