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Malaria & Other Tropical Diseases in Guyana

Guyana , Amazon fronteir, Land of many waters

Guyana - Malaria Cases ( new cases) Totals by year ( details to follow later) as recorded by the National Malaria Control Program

Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Cases 33,923 59,311 34,075 32,103 39,370 (52,244 *?-2 figures are given by Min of Health 27,283 (*) 24,018 (data released Feb 2001) 23,000 25,000 ?

"*" means that this data was revised by a new program head after initial publication. This data may not not include "all" malaria cases treated outside of the public health system ( ie self medication & private sector , tradational health providers etc. Data Source, Ministry of Health Department of Communicable Diseases.

Hi ' I am Lloyd Validum , Medical Doctor and Malariologist. This is a personal Homepage and contains information surronding my interest and the status of malaria and other tropical diseases in Guyana as seen from the point of view of my medical work.,


The views expressed here are personal and do not reflect the position of any other person(s) or Agency known or unknown to me, material appearing on these pages is only for general information and is not meant to replace proper professional consultation or advice.

Personal Information:

I was trained in Medicine, in Havana Cuba. Graduating in 1986 after internship at the Georgetown Hospital in Guyana, I proceeded to a one year course in Malariology at the School of Malariology in Maracay, Venezuela ( Escuela de Malariologia).

From 1987 I worked in clinical , epidmiological entomological and all other aspects of malaria control in the Vector Control Service ( Guyanese Malaria Control Service). In my clinical experience I mostly see malaria cases but have my fair share of Filaria, Dengue,Cutaneous Leishmaniasis and other tropical conditions. Presently I am in private practice mostly clinical work but some consultancy in malaria control, teaching and a little research.

My wife Ceceila, is a registered Nurse-Midwife and helps me to run my clinic. We have three children all boys, Daryl, Dwayne. Damian.

My special areas of interest can be grouped as follows:

If you are interested in going further you will find some interesting maps and charts in the following pages, so click below to continue to another page

Malaria In Guyana.

Optimal Rapid Malaria Test ( old format).

GIS and Malaria in Guyana.

Filaria in Guyana

More to come !

Last update December 28th 13;00 Hrs Georgetown Guyana time

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