The U.S. Embassy’s Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP), in collaboration with the Aircraft Owners Association of Guyana (AOAG), St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, and Ministry of Health Community Officers, conducted a medical outreach in the Amerindian communities of Rupununi, Region 9 from July 30 to August 6, 2013.
The Ministry of Amerindian Affairs hosted the event through the Village Councils, which were able to treat over 200 people as part of the medical services offered in the villages of Yupukari, Karanambu, Massara, Kwatamung, Rewa, and Surama.
The volunteer medical team provided outpatient clinical services, donated reading glasses, and conducted assessments and provided treatment for special-needs patients.
Medical outreaches are one of the continuing commitments of the U.S Embassy, working with the Government of Guyana through the Ministry of Health to provide medical assistance to the people of Guyana.
The recent medical outreach and donation is the latest in a series of activities undertaken by the U.S. Embassy’s Humanitarian Assistance Program.