Dr. Tariq Jagnarine now heads National AIDS Programme Secretariat

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Dr Tariq Jagnarine, who served as Senior Registrar and Family Medicine Specialist at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), is the new Programme Manager of the National AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS).

His appointment took effect on January 4 2021, one day before Guyana launched a new National HIV Strategic Plan (2021 – 2025)

He replaces Dr Rhonda Moore who took up the post after the resignation of Dr Shanti Singh in September 2016.

The News Room understands that Dr Moore, who was seconded in 2016 from the Care and Treatment Centre, formerly the GUM Clinic of the GPHC, has returned to head the centre.

In a brief email to stakeholders, Dr Moore said: “I wish to thank you all for the kind support provided to the NAPS in leading the HIV response during my tenure. It was highly appreciated.”

Dr Jagnarine, who is pursuing his Master’s Degree in Endocrinology at the Queen Mary University of London, is reportedly upbeat about his new role as Programme Manager of NAPS.

He graduated in November 2019 from the University of Guyana’s postgraduate Family Medicine – a training program that trains physicians in the art and science of primary health care.

He also pursued a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Medical Sciences in Cuba and did Biology General at the University of Guyana.

As a Medical Doctor, Dr, Jagnarine worked as a Resident Physician at the GPHC and a Medical Supervisor at the Mabaruma Regional Hospital.

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