Health Ministry conferred with WHO ‘No Tobacco’ Day award

(From left) Dr. William Adu-Krow, PAHO/WHO Representative Guyana hands over the certificate of recognition to Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo receives the World No Tobacco Day award from Director of Non-Communicable Diseases and Mental Health, Dr. Anselm Hennis (DPI photo).

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised Guyana’s efforts, towards tobacco control by presenting the Ministry of Public Health with the World No Tobacco Day award.

The Department of Public Information (DPI) said that on Friday,  a brief awards ceremony was held at the Marriott Hotel in observance of the occasion.

PAHO/WHO Representative to Guyana, Dr. William Adu-Krow said that the award is evidence that Guyana is making strides in the Americas to clamp down on health defects from tobacco use…..