The United States and Guinea sign grant agreements on local governance and health

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Steven Koutsis, Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. of the U.S. Embassy in Guinea (middle), Kendra Schoenholz, Director of the USAID Mission in Guinea (left), and Mr. Amadou Thierno Diallo, Minister of Cooperation and African Integration (right), sign agreements in favor of Guinea.
Ousmane Condé, USAID Guinea

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing more than $23 million in assistance to support the strengthening of local governance and health care system capacity in Guinea. The grant assistance will be used to support local governance, maternal and child health services and the fight against malaria.

On June 04, 2020, Steven Koutsis, Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. of the U.S. Embassy in Guinea, Kendra Schoenholz, Director of the USAID Mission in Guinea, and Mr. Amadou Thierno Diallo, Minister of Cooperation and African Integration, signed Amendments No.15 et No.16 to the Development Objective Grant Agreements (DOAGs) on behalf of their respective governments.  

Through these amendments, USAID grants Guinea:

  • $4,600,000.00 (Four million six hundred thousand U.S. Dollars) to support local governance that is responsive to the needs of the Guinean people.
  • $19,185,110.00 (Nineteen million one hundred and eighty-five thousand one hundred and ten U.S. Dollars)) to protect the lives of mothers and children by strengthening the health system, investing in the fight against malaria, and supporting maternal and child health services.

The Chargé d'Affaires, the USAID Mission Director, and the Minister reaffirm the commitment of the United States and Guinea to continue close cooperation with regards to Guinea’s development.

Last updated: June 16, 2021

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