Giving Health To Kids’ (GHTK) local activities and initiatives are undertaken at participating hospitals in Bartica, Georgetown, Linden, New Amsterdam, Suddie and West Demerara by a talented and dedicated group of Medical and Support practitioners. GHTK’s outstanding Leadership Team in Guyana is as follows:
Aruna is Guyanese by birth and has lived in Guyana her entire life. She commenced her training in Computer Science in which she holds a CompTIA A+, Network + and MSCA certification. She continued into management where she completed her Advance Diploma in Project Management through Cambridge University of Institute of Commercial Management. Aruna was Network Administrator and transitioned to Project Coordinator with her first project being The Cervical Cancer – VIA Screening Project at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) in 2009.
After the birth of her first child in 2011, Aruna returned to work and became involved with the Guyana Paediatric Program in April 2012. Since then she has served as the GHTK’s Guyana-based Coordinator for the Paediatric Residency and NICU Nursing Programs as well as the Neonatal Network. Aruna also serves as the Board Secretary for the GHTK Guyana Office. Aruna is currently pursuing an undergrad in Business Management at the University of Guyana to complement her future goals of completing her MBA.
Dr. Areefa Alladin Karan
Dr. Alladin Karan is a Paediatrician working at GHPC who has a special interest in charity work and volunteering. She also has a background in Pharmacy and serves as a Lecturer at the University of Guyana School of Medicine and Pharmacy.
Dr. Alladin Karan is a graduate from the Masters in Paediatrics Program an has a seat as the Assistant Secretary to the Board of Directors of GHTK Guyana Branch. She is an advocate for higher learning and has been actively involved in research.
Dr. Clive Bowman
Dr. Bowman has been serving children for over three decades. He was one of the Graduates from the first group of Medical Students at the University of Guyana. He completed his Masters in Paediatric Program in 2015 while he served as the Chief of Paediatrics at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). Dr. Bowman has always taken great pride in the trust that patients place in him daily and, therefore, has been an advocate for the higher education of doctors seeking to advance Paediatric Care in the Public Sector.
He continues to be instrumental in advancing paediatric services at GPHC through the collaborative efforts of GHTK and the Guyana Ministry of Public Health.
Dr. Mala Shewram
Dr.Shewram, MBBS, MD, has always wanted to be a Paediatrician. This desire was fulfilled in 2016 when she graduated from the Masters in Paediatric Program. She also serves on the GHTK Guyana Branch as the Treasurer and remains an advocate for the work being done in Guyana.
Dr.Shewram further serves as the Coordinator for the Level 2 NICU at the West Demerara Regional Hospital. As she continues to serve her country, she hopes to advance her career in Paediatric Intensive Care.
Dr. Radha Luknauth
Dr. Luknauth has always prided herself on being a Paediatrician. She graduated from the Master in Paediatrics Program in 2015, made possible through Dr. Narendra Singh, his colleagues and GHTK.
Dr. Luknauth enjoys her career and derives satisfaction from the fact that she participates in serving a unique patient population who are the future of Guyana. Her goal is to focus on Paediatric Critical Care and be able to make a difference as part of a team to care for children who require this type of specialized medical care.
Dr. Sara Singh
In addition to her Undergraduate Degree from the University of Guyana, School of Medicine, Dr. Singh also holds a Postgraduate Masters in Paediatrics from the University of Guyana School of Medicine in collaboration with McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ohio. She has been practicing Paediatric Medicine for the past seven years.
Dr. Singh is Vice President of GHTK’s Local Chapter in Guyana. Her primary interest is Neonatal Intensive Care.
Dr. Winsome Scott
Dr. Scott’s interest in medicine has always been in the field of Paediatrics. After completing her undergraduate degree (MMBS) at the University of Guyana (UG) School of Medicine in 2007, her desire to work with children was further strengthened during her medical internship at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados. Since returning to Guyana in 2009, most of her medical experience in hospitals and clinics has been in this area.
In addition to acquiring her MBBS, Dr. Scott received a certificate from the Caribbean Association of Medical Councils (CAMC) University of the West Indies, Jamaica. She also obtained a Master of Medicine in Paediatrics from UG and has been trained in Echocardiography through collaboration with the University of Calgary, equipping her with the skill to allow for early detection and management of heart defects in children.
As President of GHTK’s Local Chapter, Dr. Scott was further afforded the opportunity to not only raise awareness of the issues surrounding mortality and morbidity but to actively be part of a team working towards improving the lives of children in Guyana.