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In Guinea, USAID's support includes training health providers to deliver quality health services.
In Guinea, USAID's support includes training health providers to deliver quality health services.
Ousmane Condé, USAID Guinea


USAID aims to strengthen the health system for improved service delivery in close partnership with government institutions, NGOs and civil society to foster good governance, transparency and equity in the provision of health services. Guinea is also a priority President`s Malaria Initiative country, focused on critical efforts that reduce maternal mortality, increase child survival and prevent and treat infectious disease. USAID seeks to sustain its longstanding investments in the health sector, with on-going post Ebola recovery activities; health system and services strengthening and recently the implementation of the Global Health Security Agenda to prevent, detect and respond to epidemics.

Malaria Treatment, Prevention and Control

This support is provided through the Presidents Malaria Initiative (PMI). Launched in 2005 as 5-year, $ 1.2 billion initiative with the objective of rapidly scaling up malaria prevention and treatment interventions and reduce malaria-related mortality by 50% in the 15 highest-burden countries in sub-Saharan. . Guinea was selected as a PMI partner country in June 2011. Guinea`s approximately 12 million people experience year-round transmissions with the highest risks of contracting the disease between July and October. Malaria is the number one public health problem in the country, taking more lives than any other disease. National statistics show that among children under the age of five years, malaria accounts for 31% of consultations, 25% of hospitalizations, and 14% of hospital deaths in public facilities. PMI intervenes in 14 out of 38 districts of the country and the 5 communes of Conakry which accounts for half of the country- the other half being supported by the Global Fund.

Health Services Delivery Project 

The USAID Health Service Delivery Project (HSD) is the Mission’s flagship bilateral implementing mechanism supporting the collaborative development of Guinea’s health system. Activities under the HSD will ensure that an essential integrated care package for high quality family planning  and maternal, newborn and child health services are provided in health facilities and the surrounding communities in the regions of Boké, Conakry, Faranah, Kankan, Kindia, Labé, and Mamou. The integrated package is intended to be offered across the home-to- hospital continuum of care through which key project interventions will ensure that high quality care is available at each level, along with access to information and referrals for serious illnesses, obstetric fistula and long-acting and permanent family methods.

Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM/USP)

The goal is to improve quality assurance and quality control of Pharmaceuticals and Systems.

HRH2030: Human Resources for Health in 2030 - Capacity Building for Malaria

Strengthens the institutional and managerial capacities of the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) to to improve country performance on grants from The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) through changes in policies or guidelines, improvement in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems, or reduced stock outs.

APC Ebola Transmission Prevention and Survivor Services

Reduce or eliminate of Ebola transmission from survivors to others and to ensure access to and effective delivery of health care and psychosocial services for survivors.


Provide assistance to the national Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) program (PNLOC/MTN) for the control and elimination of seven targeted NTDs: lymphatic filariasis, trachoma, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, and three soil-transmitted helminths (roundworm, hookworm, whipworm). ENVISION contributes to the global goal of reducing the burden of targeted NTDs so that they are no longer a public health problem.

USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program - Procurement and Supply Management

The overall Goal is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities in support of U.S. Government (USG)-funded public health initiatives through the provision of health commodity procurement services and related systems-strengthening technical assistance encompassing all elements of a comprehensive supply chain.

Ebola Pillar II Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Contract

Provide evaluation, routine monitoring, data quality assurance, and improved knowledge management and learning support to USAID Mission and Implementing Partners under the Ebola Pillar II programs.

Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA)

Emergency Pandemic Threat (EPT)

Support efforts to combat emerging and or re-emerging high impact infectious diseases. It will also address relations between livestock and livelihoods in terms of reducing negative impacts of the  and nutrition security. It also aims at building and pandemics on sustainable food strengthening basic capacity in animal health to detect early and respond rapidly to emerging disease crises threatening animal and human health.

Preparedness and Response (P&R)

The goal is to enable national governments to establish systems, policies and practices for prevention, detection and response to emerging disease threats using one health approach.


"Improve characterization of biological and behavioral risks to better understand which locations, “epidemiological zones, or interfaces are most associated with spillover, amplification, and spread of zoonotic viruses with pandemic potential."

Last updated: April 01, 2019

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