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“The donation from Global Links was particularly important to improve the quality of the living environment of patients in Guyana. The patients are happy with the changes and we thank you on behalf of them. Many of the patients have been there for many years, because they have no family or other place to go.”
Dr. Mayda Grajales,
National Psychiatric Hospital of Guyana
Life Expectancy: 65
Infant Mortality Rate: 46
Maternal Mortality Ratio: 270 [180-410]
Global Links' program in Guyana began in 1996 through our collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization. Guyana's vast terrain and lack of infrastructure make access to health care difficult. Global Links staff has traveled by boat and by plane to reach health facilities in remote areas for assessment.
Global Links supports Georgetown Public Hospital, located in the capitol. As the national reference hospital, most complicated medical cases from around the country are attended there. We also work with the PAHO office and the Ministry of Health to reach out to more remote areas such as Lethem and Mabaruma to improve the standard of care in those areas and lessen the need for the sick to make the difficult trip to Georgetown. Some of these hospitals are just opening surgical suites and recovery areas for the first time and are in need of all supplies, from bandages to sutures to beds.
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