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Last updated: November 07, 2022

November 7, 2022

Obstetric fistula usually occurs when a woman experiences several days of obstructed labor and cannot access medical intervention - typically a Cesarean section - to relieve the pressure. The mortality rate of babies is high, and the woman is left with chronic incontinence with uncontrollable loss of urine and feces. Women living with fistula face tremendous stigma and shame and may live for years with the condition unaware that a cure is available.

August 11, 2022

More than one million long-acting insecticide-treated bed nets (LLIN) will be distributed during this campaign in Conakry, with nearly nine million to be distributed nationwide, reaching every household in the country.  The U.S. Government contributed $10 million to the campaign.

May 23, 2022

In collaboration with the local health and administrative authorities of Boffa, the USAID-funded Health Service Delivery (HSD) activity organized the first outing of a mobile clinic in the district of Lalafanyi, rural commune of Colia, in the Prefecture of Boffa. The aim of this activity is to bring quality health services closer to the communities by providing a range of health care services to the most difficult-to-reach and underserved areas and thus help reduce maternal and child mortality.

April 11, 2022

In Guinea, healthcare supply chain decisions are often made by professionals with little or no formal supply chain training, leading to inefficiencies in product and service delivery that result in increased prices and stockouts. To address this knowledge gap, the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program (GHSC-PSM) launched a training program in supply chain management of health products in Guinean universities and educational institutions.  This training program is part of the implementation of an important national human resources capacity building program launched by the Guinean Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene in 2017.

March 24, 2022

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.