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The Public Health Ministry and UNAIDS (Guyana) Office this week agreed on a three-year HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan to help improve the life expectancy of those affected by the virus. Under the terms of the HIVision2020 covenant, 90 per cent of Guyanese living with AIDS must be diagnosed by 2020; a similar number must be receiving their anti-retroviral treatment. The two sides also estimate also that under the pact there must be 90 percent of the people in treatment with “fully suppressed viral load” by 2020. The United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS) estimate that the ‘90-90-90’ compact will cost the…
The Amerindian Development Fund (ADF) is being implemented through the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Finance is provided by the Kingdom of Norway through the Guyana Redd+ Investment Fund (GRIF). The project provides GYD $5,000,000 to indigenous communities to start a community business venture that will offer a service, create employment and invest the profits into other sectors that will benefit the entire community. Rewa village has invested GYD $5,000,000 in its Community Development Eco-tourism project as a means of expanding operations to better cater to the needs of its clients…
DPI, Guyana, Thursday, June 28, 2018 Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan has called for local authorities to ensure community involvement in the current development of various towns. The minister made the call at an international workshop on city planning and sustainable resource management held at Cara Lodge. The exercise is aimed at building the capacity of local authorities on urban planning, innovation, data and indicators and community engagement. In planning for the development of any city or town, Minister Bulkan said: “Our approach at this juncture is to consolidate the gains with a focus of improving community engagement, involvement and…