Our Guyana partnership involves Canada’s McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences and Guyana’s Georgetown Public Hospital, the University of Guyana Medical School and the Doobay Medical Clinic. We support the hospital and clinic so they can provide dialysis, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.

Prevalence of renal disease is very high in Guyana. For those with end stage renal disease, dialysis is their only option. Most cannot afford the treatment. Without dialysis, patients die. We have therefore been focused on capacity building in the area of chronic kidney disease management through the provision of advanced training in nephrology.

We have also provided Resident and Fellowship training in vascular surgery, general internal medicine, thoracic surgery and anesthesia.

Dr. Alistair Ingram completing rounds at the Doobay Medical (Dialysis) Clinic
Dialysis Training at the Doobay Dialysis Clinic
Dialysis Equipment Training in Guyana
Dr. Zahira Khalid teaching medical students at Georgetown Hospital

See and hear about kidney disease, dialysis, and the Doobay Medical Center in Guyana


Thanks to the generous support of our donors and volunteers, we have:

  • Provided dialysis equipment and training to ensure additional and ongoing access to this life-saving for the people of Guyana
  • Provided sub specialty training for 36 physician Residents and Fellows from Guyana since 2016. Physicians have been trained in anesthesiology, nephrology, infectious diseases, respirology, vascular surgery, hematology and critical care
  • Enabled, via specialty training, a local vascular surgeon to perform the first abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in Guyana in 2020 by a graduate physician from our IOP surgical training program

Your gift to the International Outreach Program of St. Joseph’s Health System provides life-saving medical training in Guyana and other areas of the world where medical resources are low. Please give generously now.