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Last updated: November 22, 2021

November 22, 2021

The U.S. Embassy was pleased to participate in the official handover ceremony in recognition of all vaccines that arrived in Guinea for the COVID-19 response alongside Prime Minister Mohamed Béavogui, Minister of Health Dr. Mamadou Pathé Diallo as well as our partners and allies. The United States is committed to leading the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and accelerating global vaccine distribution as the world’s largest single donor to COVAX.

August 10, 2021

As much as health centers need trained medical staff, they need effective medical equipment as well to provide quality health services. In Guinea, the shortage of medical equipment at some city and rural district health centers and hospitals not only creates a barrier to the ability of the health system to deliver services, but also leads many patients to lose trust in the health care system and forgo the care they need.

August 10, 2021

Yembéring health center in the prefecture of Mali is located 80km from the main city of Labé in Middle Guinea. With an estimated 9,000 children between the ages of three months and five years, the Labé region has a high incidence of severe malaria in children during the rainy season. According to the Prefectural Director of Health of Labé, a low level of awareness, the failure to use modern preventive measures such as insecticide treated bed nets, poor sanitary conditions, and large household size were the major factors responsible for the high malaria incidence in rural households in the region.

August 10, 2021

Among the effective strategies to fight against malaria, the biological diagnosis of all suspected cases as well as the precise diagnosis and early treatment of confirmed cases is a key measure for malaria control and elimination.

August 10, 2021

To ensure maximum uptake of malaria treatments, mass prevention strategies such as seasonal malaria chemoprevention campaigns (SMC) need to be well accepted by beneficiaries. Ensuring communities understand the basis for SMC and support its implementation is therefore essential. In the sub prefecture of Yembéring in the region of Labé in Middle Guinea, the USAID-funded StopPalu + activity uses sensitization meetings with local leaders, radio spots, and town announcers to disseminate relevant information during the malaria chemoprevention campaign. The activity also develops health communication messages and social and behavior change materials to inform the population in order to persuade them to get their children treated for malaria.