Public Health, PAHO officials meet with First Lady
Adolescent Health DocumentFirst Lady Sandra Granger, for her noteworthy work with youth in Guyana, was paid a courtesy call by representatives of the Public Health Ministry and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) to discuss the Ministry’s Adolescent Health Strategy Document, which is currently in development. The meeting took place at the Office of the First Lady at State House, Georgetown.First Lady Sandra Granger poses with representatives from the Public Health Ministry and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO). From left: Dr Travis Freeman, Dr Janice Woolford, Cilandell Glen, Dr Beryl Irons, and PAHO Representative in Guyana, Dr William Adu-KrowPublic Health Ministry Sexual Reproductive Health Coordinator at the Adolescent Health Unit, Cilandell Glen said that the First Lady’s far-reaching work with youth across Guyana made her an ideal candidate for consultation. “It was important to get our First Lady on board in the development of this document because it’s … not only guiding our young people in Region Four [Demerara-Mahaica], but it’s guiding our adolescents, our young people, throughout Guyana and as a First Lady she could actually have significant influence on the implementation of our document and ensure that it reaches the wide cross-section of Guyana,” she is quoted by the Ministry of the Presidency as saying.The Adolescent Health Strategy Document is being developed with support from UNICEF; the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and PAHO and will focus on reducing teen pregnancies, while boosting reproductive and mental health. Public Health Ministry Adolescent Health Services Officer, Dr Travis Freeman; PAHO Consultant for Strategy Development, Dr Beryl Irons; Specialist in Children, Adolescent and Women’s Health, Dr Janice Woolford, and PAHO Representative in Guyana, Dr William Adu-Krow also attended the meeting.