Guinea | Success Stories

Last updated: January 15, 2020

November 6, 2019

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with the AngloGold Ashanti Mining Company will fund the Siguiri Agricultural Development Activity (SADA).  A Memorandum of Understanding between the two agencies was signed on Wednesday, November 6th in Conakry. The Siguiri Agricultural Development Activity will foster sustainable, long-term private sector engagement in collaboration with the AngloGold Ashanti mining company’s Guinea subsidiary, SAG.

October 3, 2019

Before the Ebola outbreak in 2014, state run health facilities in Guinea suffered from neglect. Particularly evident in poor, rural areas, this resulted in poor-quality services and treatment. Community members lacked faith in the public system. Those who were better-off resorted to using privately run clinics. When the epidemic occurred, the facilities were all but abandoned.  

September 30, 2019

Rabies is an inevitably fatal zoonosis that causes mortality in humans around the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) rabies causes at least 59 000 deaths per year in the world, especially in Africa and Asia. 

August 20, 2019

Saran Kanté lives in Kankan, rural Guinea. In March 2019, she was delighted to become the mother of a set of twins. But her joy was short-lived because the twins Fanta and Oumou were low weight babies; they weighed 1330g and 1380g respectively. The normal weight of a newborn should be above 2500g.

July 23, 2019

In 2018, Fatoumata Sow, from Labé Region, suffered obstetric fistula (OF) after withstanding days of obstructed labor.  Sadly, her baby did not survive.  When she returned to her village, Fatoumata was rejected and shunned because of the foul odor caused by leaking urine and feces. . She was not at all aware of what is an obstetric fistula, nor did the causes and so seeks any type of treatment available to solve her problem. The distance away from appropriate health facilities and poverty complicated this task, rendering it all but impossible.