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Last updated: June 28, 2021

June 16, 2021

Following confirmation by the Guinean Government of the resurgence of Ebola in the N'zérékoré region in South-East Guinea, near the Liberia and Côte d'Ivoire borders in February 2021, USAID and other partners began working closely with health authorities to provide technical and logistical support to urgently respond to the outbreak.

June 9, 2021

Sekou Cissé, 85, is a Guinean traditional healer, and one of the longest serving Guinean Red Cross volunteers. He began volunteering over 40 years ago in Faranah, translating into local languages for the Guinean Red Cross service members.  He also volunteered for more than 20 years at the Faranah Regional Hospital where, as a traditional healer, he helped the medical unit by riding his bike into communities to convince people to go to hospitals for treatment instead of relying on traditional medicine alone.

June 8, 2021

Breakthrough Action, USAID's social and behavior change project, which encourages people to adopt healthier behaviors, has reached out to more than 30,000 people since it launched a COVID-19 awareness campaign in February 2021 in the sub-prefecture of Samoé, in the Prefecture of N’Zérékoré.

February 12, 2021

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director to Guinea and Sierra Leone, Mrs. Kendra Schoenholz, visited the Lower and Upper Guinea regions from January 25 to 30, 2020, to observe key USAID activities. The site visits were undertaken in collaboration with Jhpiego, Winrock International, the National Democratic Institute, The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and Catholic Relief Services among other implementing partners.