Guyana

Total population: 741,908 (July 2011 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP): $7,500 (2011 est.)

Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2009): $258

In-country partner: Guyana Diabetic Association (GDA) (Glynis Alonzo-Nestor & colleagues), Adolescent and Young Adult Health and Wellness Unit, Guyana Ministry of Health (Dr Marcia Bassier-Paltoo & colleagues).

Guyana lies in Northern South America, bordered by Brazil, Suriname, Venezuela and the North Atlantic Ocean. A former Dutch, then British colony, Guyana achieved independence in 1966 but remained a member of the British Commonwealth. In 2008, it became a signatory to the UNASUR Constitutive Treaty which officially established twelve South American Nations as the ‘Union of South American Nations.'

Commenced support: 2011