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February 23, 2022

On February 23, 2022, the United States and the Republic of Guinea signed an agreement to grant 23 million dollars in health funds to benefit the people of Guinea. A portion of these funds will be used to support the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination campaign and the other portion will be used by USAID implementing partners to support health system reforms in Guinea.

January 5, 2022

Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. Steven Koutsis and USAID Deputy Mission Director Izetta Y. S. Minko-Moreau participated in the closing ceremony for the Cultural Cohesion for Peace and Prosperity (2C2P) program. 2C2P is a USAID-funded program to support Guineans in developing a culture of peace through conflict prevention, mitigation, and management. Implemented by Catholic Relief Services, the program helped create a social contract for peace between local officials and citizens and contributed to strengthening social cohesion among citizens across communities and ethnic groups.

October 26, 2021

USAID is seeking feedback from potential local entities that are currently working to promote youth livelihoods in the Faranah Region. The Guinea Local Works Program (“GLWP”) activity will focus on local engagement, cooperation, and empowering youth entrepreneurs. The purpose of GLWP is to develop and test flexible solutions to overcome operational challenges for advancing locally-owned development which align with Guinea’s County Development Cooperation Strategy to local and underutilized partners.

September 16, 2021

Mrs. Izetta Minko-Moreau serves as Deputy Mission Director for USAID/Guinea and Sierra Leone. Prior to assuming her current duties, Izetta served as a Health Officer in Guinea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, and in the West Africa Regional Office in Ghana. Before joining the Foreign Service in 2006, Izetta served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Ivory Coast. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Izetta received a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Biology from Furman University and a M.A. in Public Health from The George Washington University School of Public Health with a concentration in Global Health.

August 10, 2021

Yembéring health center in the prefecture of Mali is located 80km from the main city of Labé in Middle Guinea. With an estimated 9,000 children between the ages of three months and five years, the Labé region has a high incidence of severe malaria in children during the rainy season. According to the Prefectural Director of Health of Labé, a low level of awareness, the failure to use modern preventive measures such as insecticide treated bed nets, poor sanitary conditions, and large household size were the major factors responsible for the high malaria incidence in rural households in the region.


Last updated: October 26, 2022

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