Child dies, but health team contains diarrhoea outbreak at Masakenari
A diarrhoea outbreak in the Wai Wai village of Masakenari has claimed the life of a child but the outbreak has been successfully contained, the Guyana Informa-tion Agency (GINA) has reported.
The village, the most remote of Amerindian communities, is home to 242 people, 43 of them children under five and 5 are pregnant women.
According to GINA, having received reports about the outbreak a response team was dispatched from the central Ministry of Health “and has been able to contain the situation.” The team, which is headed by Dr Arbib Godette, and includes other health care professionals, representatives from the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs and members of the Guyana Defence Force, arrived in the community on Saturday and was contacted by Education Minister Bheri Ramsaran on Monday via Skype. The minister was accompanied at the Skype session, conducted from his office, by …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.