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Last updated: June 28, 2021

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.

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