The U.S. Embassy’s Humanitarian Assistance Program joined medical professionals from Davis Memorial Hospital in Georgetown, nine dental students from Sacramento, California, and three Guyana-based dental missionaries to conduct a medical outreach program in Linden last week. Other partners involved in making the successful outreach possible included the Linden Mayor’s Office, the Linden Hospital, the Ministry of Public Health, Guyana Medical Relief, Guyana Cancer Foundation, Toucan Medical Institute, the Cheddi Jagan Dental School, and St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital.
The doctors and dentists provided medical and dental services at the Bayroc Community and the Egbert Benjamin Conference Center in Linden. More than 100 dental patients received cleanings, fillings, extractions, and other dental services. In addition, 60 cervical cancer tests were completed.
The Humanitarian Assistance Program represents the Embassy in providing assistance to Guyanese communities in the areas of social, economic and medical development, thereby working to bring together multiple local and international civic and governmental organizations in a quest to reach common goals.