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Guinea

  • USAID programs help improve reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health in Guinea.

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  • USAID works together with the Government of Guinea to improve agricultural productivity.

  • USAID’s health efforts in Guinea include rebuilding trust between communities and health facilities after the Ebola outbreak in the country.

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  • One of USAID’s priority goals in Guinea is to end preventable child and maternal deaths.

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About Guinea

Guinea is a predominantly Muslim country with a population of 12.6 million. It has the largest reserves of bauxite in the world, and is the second largest producer of the mineral. Despite the country’s mineral wealth, it is one of the poorest countries in the world, with a GDP per capita of $523. Its successful November 2010 elections marked the first time in more than 50 years that the country held peaceful, democratic presidential elections. The elections were seen by the international community as a turning point for the country’s political stability and future development. Even though the successful presidential elections created unprecedented development opportunities, the government continued to face a myriad development challenges. In 2014, a decline in commodity prices and fears surrounding the Ebola outbreak led to sharply weaker growth, as activity in mining, services, and agriculture contracted.

Last updated: June 30, 2017

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Mission Contact

USAID/Guinea
B.P. 603
Conakry Guinea
Guinea
Phone 
+224 3046 8715
Fax 
+224 3046 8714

USAID Contact

Richard Driscoll
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
20523
USA
Phone 
202-712-0814