Guyana

Information for Patients

Private and public health is offered in Guyana. The public health sector is managed by the Ministry of Health and is provided universally and free of charge to all citizens. The quality of healthcare in Guyana is sporadic but generally poor given the lack of key medical professionals. Only 2% of the country is able to afford private sector care and this is predominately concentrated in the capital city of Georgetown.


Information for Health Care Professionals

All medical professionals must have all legal documents both notarized and legalized via local authorities. Upon submission the local Guyanan embassy, exams for specific specialty must be submit. 

The language of medical instruction in Guyana is English.


Information for Travelers 

Yellow Fever vaccination is required before entering the country. Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Rabies are recommended but not required. 

The common language of hospitals in Guyana is English as well as Guyanese Creole. 

Link to the Ministry of health website for that country: https://www.health.gov.gy 


References:
 
https://www.pacificprime.com/country/americas/guyana-health-insurance-pacific-prime-international/ 

http://www.commonwealthhealth.org/americas/guyana/health_systems_in_guyana/ 

https://guyanatimesgy.com/guyanas-healthcare-system-deficient-us-report/ 

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/guyana