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— survey to detect correlation factors set for next monthAlcohol abuse is one of the main risk factors for the development of chronic diseases in Guyana. And according to Minister of Health, Dr Leslie Ramsammy, the abuse of alcohol can also lead to domestic violence, destruction of social relationships and road accidents.He has sought to ascertain that the line between moderate use and overuse is very thin and abuse of it can easily sneak into the lives of persons, of any age, race or creed.In Guyana, diabetes and hypertension are two of the main chronic diseases, and alcohol is one of the main contributing factors, he disclosed. He revealed that there are 24,David Price Red Sox Jersey,000 to 36,000 persons living with diabetes and 40,000 to 50,000 persons living with hypertension currently in Guyana. In fact,Joe Kelly Red Sox Jersey, he noted that this situation is not only a problem in Guyana but also in the Caribbean and around the world. Alcohol consumption, he said,Wade Boggs Red Sox Jersey, has become one of the leading risk factors for burden of diseases around the world.In the 2002 World Health Report (WHO), alcohol is responsible for four percent of the burden of disease, or the loss of 58.3 million Disability-adjusted Life Years (DALYs) and for causing 3.2 percent of all deaths worldwide (1.8 million). Alcohol is the leading health risk factor in the developing countries with low mortality levels, where it is responsible for the loss of 6.2 percent of DALY. In developed countries, it is the third leading risk factor, responsible for the loss of 9.2 percent of DALYs.“For Guyana to be able to develop proper policies and strategies to address these problems we must have the data. To ensure the availability of comprehensive and reliable data,China Jerseys Free Shipping, Guyana has embarked on a major strengthening of our surveillance system.”And one part of this enhancement programme the Minister revealed, is to obtain data relating to alcohol abuse.  For this purpose, he said that Guyana has become a participating country in the Valencia project. The Pan American Health Organisation funded project is intended to showcase the correlation between alcohol and injuries and alcohol and gender, and has been introduced to five other countries.The Valencia project consists of three surveys: a Brief Intervention Survey, a Gender, Alcohol and Culture: An international survey (GENACIS) and an Emergency Room Study (ER Study).According to Minister Ramsammy, the Ministry of Health is currently preparing to conduct the first GENACIS survey. It will be done in Regions Three and Four and will be co-ordinated by the Surveillance Department of the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organisation and the Bureau of Statistics. A total of 2,Kyle Schwarber Cubs Jersey,000 households will be surveyed. The households and the interviewees will be randomly selected according to standard procedures of the Bureau of Statistics.In preparation for this upcoming survey, a workshop was held by the Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organisation on April 7 and 8 last. It was facilitated by two professors from the University of Dakota, Dr. Sharon Wilsnack and Dr. Arlinda Kristjanson. Twenty-one interviewers were trained at the workshop. During the training, questionnaires were thoroughly reviewed and discussed to ensure that it was of the best possible quality to achieve the best results. Practical Sessions were also done.The Ministry’s next steps will be to communicate to the public and prepare all necessary materials.The survey is proposed to begin by the middle of next month. According to the Minister,Frank Thomas White Sox Jersey, the survey extends the interventions being taken by the Ministry of Health to battle alcohol abuse and its burden on the people of Guyana.
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