Jhpiego began working in Guinea in 1993, originally with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), to integrate reproductive health in the curriculum of the medical school in Conakry. Since then, Jhpiego has collaborated with USAID, the United Nations Population Fund and the World Health Organization to save the lives of women and children by strengthening and supporting programs in maternal and newborn health and family planning.
Currently, under the USAID-funded Health Service Delivery Project, Jhpiego is working in close collaboration with the Government of Guinea to ensure the goal of consistent, high-quality provision of an essential, integrated package of family planning and maternal and child health care at health facilities and in surrounding communities in seven target regions. With funding from USAID under the Maternal and Child Survival Program, Jhpiego is working with the country’s Ministry of Public Health and Hygiene to support the country’s recovery following the Ebola epidemic, and implementing an initiative to provide integrated health and legal services for victims of gender-based violence in Conakry. In addition, Jhpiego provides technical support in malaria prevention and treatment as a subcontractor to RTI International under the StopPalu Project, funded by the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative.
For a complete description of Jhpiego’s work in this country, click the link below.