Conakry, Guinea—When the Ebola outbreak was first detected in the Boké prefecture of Guinea earlier this year, Kadiatou Diallo felt immense fear. She had worked as a young nurse in a rural health center in Kolaboui, located approximately 18 miles from downtown Boké. And she had witnes
Baltimore, Md. (May 13, 2015)—Jhpiego, an international health non-profit and affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, and Alcoa Foundation today announced a new partnership to provide infectious disease preparedness training for health care workers in the Boké Region in western Guinea.
By Jacqueline Aribot and Alisha Horowitz | Contributor: Rachel Waxman
Conakry, Guinea—Dr. Thierno Souleymane Diallo is a formidable ally in Guinea’s race to prevent and contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus among women and families. As a survivor of the disease, he is championing with colleagues the infection prevention and control (IPC) skills t
The Ebola crisis has dealt a devastating blow to West Africa, killing more than 4,900 people, overwhelming health systems and crippling the health workforce. As an international, nonprofit health organization dedicated to preventing the needless deaths of women and families, Jhpiego i
Conakry, Guinea—When Dr. Mamadou Oury Barry first saw Hawa Condé, the 23-year-old patient was crying out, “I’m going to die.” The young mother had reason to fear. She had given birth 24 hours earlier at her home in the village of Tiro, and though the labor and delivery of her baby boy
In February, President and CEO Leslie Mancuso, and Dr. Alain Damiba, Senior Vice President of Technical Leadership and Global Programs, visited Guinea where Jhpiego and partners are working in collaboration with the government to strengthen health facilities in four regions and improv
Conakry, Guinea -- On any given day at the Ratoma municipal clinic in Conakry, Guinea, Aminata Kaba and Sire Camara can be found offering advice to women about options in family planning, or training clinic staff on effective counseling methods.
Conakry, Guinea—Health care providers at the Minière Urban Medical Center have increased their use of active management of the third stage of labor (AMTSL) and helped reduce women’s risk of bleeding to death during childbirth.