Ambassador Lynch Delivers Remarks at Handover Ceremony of USAID COVID-19 Tent

Through this partnership with the Ministry of Health, these ten tents will provide opportunities for rural communities to set up vaccine operations, while eliminating the need for patients to travel, and hopefully, eliminate some vaccine hesitancy.  I’m very grateful to the Minister and his leadership to encourage every Guyanese to get vaccinated, and the Ministry’s ...
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USAID Launches Regional Development Cooperation Strategy

Regional Representative, USAID/ESC, Clinton D. White said, “The American people, through USAID, are partnering with the people of the Caribbean to move education, health, economic development, gender equality, climate change resilience, and prosperity forward, so they are able to have opportunities to better their lives and to promote stronger and safer communities.”
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U.S. Donates 146,250 Pfizer Vaccine Doses to Guyana

As President Biden said, “From the beginning of my presidency, we have been clear-eyed that we need to attack this virus globally as well.  This is about our responsibility – our humanitarian obligation to save as many lives as we can – and our responsibility to our values.  We’re going to help lead the world ...
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Ambassador Lynch visits Medical Outreach in Mabaruma, Region 1

During her visit to Mabaruma on August 5, Ambassador Lynch praised the collaborative efforts of the international community, Government of Guyana and the local and U.S. based NGOs during the medical outreach. She stated, “It is always so satisfying to see global, bilateral, national, and local experiences and resources come together for the benefit of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at Region 1 Medical Outreach

I have heard uplifting accounts of the successful medical outreaches being conducted this week across Region 1, with both Guyanese and Venezuelans securing the medical care they have needed, including members of the indigenous Warao community.  Dentists from the Cheddi Jagan Dental Center are here from Georgetown and are providing dental services to many who ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Lynch in Observance of 245th Anniversary of U.S. Independence

As we celebrate America’s 245th birthday tonight, we are also grateful for our many partnerships around the world, just like the 55 years of bilateral relations we have with Guyana and her people. We are grateful for our shared values of promoting democracy, good governance, the rule of law, and private sector-led growth. I would ...
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U.S. Continues its Support of Guyana’s Fight Against COVID-19

This support is in addition to the 62,400 vaccines that Guyana has received through the COVAX Facility, to which the U.S. is the leading donor at $4 billion USD. The Department of Defense has also donated more than $150,000 USD worth of locally procured, personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies, through its Humanitarian Assistance Program.  
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Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at PEPFAR Joint Press Conference with Minister of Health

And so, we are thrilled to be able to provide an additional $1.5 million to support the fight against HIV in Guyana. This funding will support the Ministry of Health and civil society partners through September 2022. It is especially timely given COVID-19 and the strain it continues to place on the country’s health system.
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U.S. Support for COVAX

The U.S. welcomes the good news that COVAX completed its first delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to Guyana.  Global crises require global responses, and the United States is proud to have contributed $4 billion to COVAX, the largest commitment globally from a single country. This contribution builds on decades of U.S. investments in global health and global health organizations and demonstrates the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to build back better ...
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Ambassador Lynch visits Medical Training in Region 1

The U.S. Embassy Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) Team conducted a medical training with members of the Guyanese Ministry of Health in Port Kaituma from March 23rd to 24th. The team instructed hospital personnel, teachers, local volunteers, Guyanese police officers, and members of the Guyanese Defence Force about basic trauma care, preventative medicine, women’s health, sex ...
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The United States Provides Assistance to Guyana to Respond to COVID-19

The United States Government has committed an additional $1.7 million (USD) to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in Guyana and the rest of the Caribbean. The United States, via USAID, is providing life-saving support by coordinating with the Government of Guyana, international humanitarian partners, and other stakeholders to identify priority areas for investment. ...
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Ambassador Lynch Swears in 32nd Group of Peace Corps Volunteers

The Peace Corps’ special ingredient in Guyana and globally is a people-to-people approach to learning, reinforcing, and building capacity at the community level.  And, 53 years later, Volunteers are still serving the people of Guyana, having lived and worked in all 10 regions of this beautiful country.
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Ambassador Lynch Applauds USAID/APC on Key Accomplishments

The U.S. Government recognizes that community-based organizations are important partners in the fight against HIV and AIDS, and we commend the tireless work of the men and women who reach communities with services in order to improve and save lives.  These community organizations are key to getting prevention messages to communities, especially those most at ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch on 243rd Independence Day of the United States of America

Remarks by Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch 243rd Independence Day of the United States of America Friday, July 12, 2019 Salutations Good Evening! Kevin, Dylan and I would like to extend a very warm welcome to everyone here this evening as we celebrate the 243rd anniversary of the independence of the United States of America. First, a few ...
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Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at USAID Zika Maternal and Child Survival Program Closeout

Today, thanks to continuous and dedicated work to curb the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses, reported Zika cases have decreased. The significant decrease in cases compared to this time last year suggests that the risk of infection with Zika is minimal in Guyana. However, debate continues within the scientific community not as to IF there will ...
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New Peace Corps Volunteers Arrive in Country

Thirty Peace Corps trainees arrived in country this morning, June 04, 2019 to begin their 27-months of service to the people of Guyana.  The new trainees make up the 32nd group of Peace Corps Volunteers to serve in Guyana since 1995; representing 19 out of the 50 United States, with ages ranging from 21 to ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Participates in World AIDS Day Awareness Walk

Honorable Minister Lawrence, Dr. Moore, Dr. Odiit, cultural program participants, diplomatic colleagues. Good morning, and thank you for inviting me to share a few words, as together we recognize World AIDS Day.  I understand today is the 30th annual World Aids Day.  Thirty years of noteworthy achievements, but much work remains to be done to ...
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USAID Trains Health Workers on Zika Maternal and Child Survival

The multi-faceted project Zika Project, implemented throughout the region, supports vector control, maternal and child health, and behavior change communications.  The Zika Project is also partnering with dedicated public health specialists to improve the capacity of providers to counsel pregnant women and their partners on the risks of Zika infection to newborns.  Mass media campaigns ...
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USAID Partners with Stakeholders on Malaria Prevention

The U.S. Government has provided long-standing support to the region, helping partner countries like Guyana adapt malaria prevention and response interventions to local contexts.  Working with our local stakeholders, we continue to focus on key needs, taking your strategic priorities and strengths into account, to make the best use of limited resources.
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New Peace Corps Group Arrives

38 Peace Corps Trainees arrived in country this morning to begin their 27 months of service to the people of Guyana.  The new trainees make up the 31st group of Peace Corps Volunteers to serve in Guyana since 1995, and represent 20 out of the 50 United States, have ages ranging from 21 to 47, ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates 241st Independence Anniversary

I am normally not overly protocol conscious, nor too long, but tonight is a special night and this is the one event where I make an exception, so bear with me. His Excellency President David A. Granger and the charming First Lady Sandra Granger Ex-Presidents Donald Ramotar, Bharrat Jagdeo, and Samuel Hinds Hon. Prime Minister ...
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HAP Conducts Medical Outreach in Linden

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 ...
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New Peace Corps Trainees Arrive

Thirty-eight Peace Corps Trainees arrived in country yesterday to begin their two years of service to the people of Guyana.  The 30th group of Peace Corps Volunteers to serve in Guyana have begun pre-service training on the Essequibo Coast, living with local host families and learning the Guyanese way of life in the villages of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Holloway: Close Out of Supply Chain Management System Project

Working with the Ministry, the SCMS project, developed computerized systems for requesting, tracking, storing, and distributing all the Ministry of Public Health’s drugs and supplies. This system has the ability to track every product and transaction from the time the product is received at the warehouse to the time it is sent to a health ...
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