CDC in Guyana


CDC has collaborated with Guyana since 2002 in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. CDC-Guyana has helped partners build a sustainable public health infrastructure by strengthening public health services and systems, building national lab systems capacity, integrating care and treatment services, development of the healthcare workforce, enhancing access to HIV counseling and testing, and improving the safety and availability of donated blood.

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Travelers’ Health Guyana



CDC office (physical presence)
3 U.S. Assignees
9 Locally Employed


Guyana at a Glance

Population: 796,000
Per capita income: $3,270
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 73/67 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 38/1,000 live births
Source: Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2011


Top 10 Causes of Death

  1. Ischemic Heart Disease 15%
  2. Stroke 13%
  3. Cancer 10%
  4. Diabetes 9%
  5. HIV 7%
  6. Hypertensive Heart Disease 4%
  7. Lower Respiratory Infections 4%
  8. Self-Harm 4%
  9. Cirrhosis 3%
  10. Interpersonal Violence 2%

Source: GBD Compare (, 2010

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Page last reviewed: February 25, 2014
Content source: Global Health