Guyana Country Profile

Guyana Country Profile

Country Overview

CDC’s Caribbean Regional Office opened in 2002 and works with 11 Ministries of Health and regional partners to strengthen HIV/AIDS programs and to build public health capacity. CDC’s focus in the region includes four key areas: increasing the availability of high quality data to improve existing programs; strengthening laboratory capacity, systems, and services; preventing HIV transmission and improving clinical outcomes among key populations; and bolstering public health capacity. The office also serves as a platform to address other urgent public health problems in the region.

Per Capita GNI

$4,240

(2016)

Population (million)

.77

(2016)

Under 5 Mortality

32/1,000 Live Births

(2016)

Life Expectancy

67

(2016)

Estimated HIV Prevalence

1.6%

(Ages 15-49): (2016)

Estimated AIDS Deaths

<200

(2016)

TB Treatment Success Rate

68%

(2015)

Estimated TB Incidence

93/100,000

(2016)

Estimated Orphans Due to AIDS

<1,000

(2016)

TB patients with known HIV-status who are HIV-positive

24%

(2016)

Reported Number Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)

4,700

(2016)

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Page last reviewed: June 18, 2019, 03:20 PM