Guinea | Success Stories

Last updated: January 15, 2020

July 23, 2019

In Guinea, broad social and cultural constraints have always relegated women to second place in the community. As a result, they have regularly been denied recognition at all levels, including in the political realm.

July 23, 2019

The main barriers to Guinean women’s political and social empowerment lie in several hard-to-change sources, including historical patriarchal social structures and culture that assign public roles to men and household roles to women.

November 15, 2018

For the first time in fifteen years, Guinea now has a fully functional veterinary laboratory.  On November 14, 2018, U.S. Ambassador Dennis Hankins and the Guinean Prime Minister Ibrahima Kassory Fofana officially inaugurated the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-renovated Central Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory (CVDL) in Conakry. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations renovated the CVDL under a public international organization grant from USAID’s Global Health Bureau.  The veterinary laboratory’s improved diagnostics capacity for zoonotic diseases strengthens Guinea’s disease surveillance systems.  USAID funded this project under the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA). GHSA has been active in Guinea since 2016 with USAID, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and U.S. Department of Defense as key partners to the Government of Guinea.

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