More than 2,000 pairs of eyeglasses from Utah recently found new homes -- in Guyana.
Used glasses, often relegated to the backs of drawers, went to good use by people too poor to afford glasses or eye exams. Twenty-two Utahns, including several optometrists, made a humanitarian trip to provide eye care in the Third World country in South America.
Hopkins Researchers including Guyanese born Deborah Persaud Describe First ‘Functional HIV Cure’ in an Infant
A team of researchers including Guyanese born Deborah Persaud, M.D. from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical School describe the first case of a so-called “functional c
The United States is proud to be supporting Guyana as they take a leadership role in their fight against HIV/AIDS.
Progress achieved in Guyana through direct PEPFAR support during fiscal year (FY) 2011: (1)
Intimate partner and sexual violence against women is widespread in 12 Latin American and Caribbean countries
Washington, D.C., 17 January 2013 (PAHO/WHO) — A new report published by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in collaboration with the U.S.
The Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO), in its 132nd session in Geneva, 21-29 January 2013, confirmed Dr. Carissa Faustina Etienne as the new Regional Director for WHO's Americas Region (PAHO/AMRO). Dr.
In the town of Vieux Fort, St Lucia, a few minutes’ drive from the Hewanorra International Airport, Guyanese investors have now opened the St. Helen University School of Medicine and are recruiting students from around the world for its first academic year beginning January 2013.
Senna Pods - Botanical Names: Cassia acutifolia Cassia angustifolia, Senna alexandrina
Common Names: Senna pods
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Botanical: Picramnia antidesma (S. W.)
Synonyms: Mountain Damson Bark. Simaruba Honduras Bark.
Parts Used: Bark, root-bark.
Habitat: Jamaica and South Guiana.
Bitter Cup or Quassia cup from the 19th century
Quassia trees are remarkable for their ability to repel insects due to a resin that acts as an insecticide and because the wood of the tree has medicinal properties still valued today. Cups made of the wood are native to the West Indies and are known to have existed in 19th century America.