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International SOS in Guyana: our Capabilities

International SOS has been providing medical support to its clients since 2016.

In Guyana, limited medical care is available in Georgetown; elsewhere only very basic healthcare is available. International evacuation is often recommended for any medical illnesses requiring hospitalisation. Food and water related infections are the most common issues affecting expatriates and travellers, and a vaccination and prevention plan are critical to mitigate risks. Also, planning for a range of other infectious diseases, such as Malaria, Yellow Fever, Dengue and Rabies should be considered.

Crime, particularly petty crime, poses the main security concern for travellers. Guyana has above-average levels of violent crime compared to the rest of the region; however, violent crime generally does not target foreigners. The capital, Georgetown, is fairly safe during daylight, but few districts are considered safe after dark. Street crime occurs in the major business and shopping districts of Georgetown, such as in and around the two main markets of Stabroek and Bourda, and in the vicinity of the Tower Hotel and the Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel.

  • Medical staffing (doctors, nurses paramedics and technicians)
  • Remote site medical services support
  • Assessment of medical services and risks related with the site or project
  • Definition of response plans, protocols, implementation and operations for pandemics and infectious-contagious diseases
  • Occupational Health, fitness for work and regulatory health advisory services
  • Pre-employment, regular, return to work medical examinations and exit medical examinations
  • Management and handling of medical cases
  • Medical supply chain
  • Medical emergencies response plan
  • Medical evacuations and repatriations
  • Patient transfer by ground or air ambulance
  • Medical audits and assessments
  • Vaccination plans
  • Coordination of laboratory tests
  • Regular reporting
  • Emotional and Mental Health support