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Guinea

Since 1993, we have worked in these technical areas:

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Malaria Prevention and Treatment

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Gender

Our impact

  • More than 391,000 deliveries were attended by a skilled birth attendant, over 7,000 newborns not breathing at birth were successfully resuscitated and more than 874,000 women initiated or maintained a modern family planning (FP) method (including long-acting, reversible methods) at Jhpiego-supported facilities.
  • The Health Service Delivery (HSD) project helped increase the number of facilities offering an expanded FP method mix, including long-acting methods (IUDs and contraceptive implant), from 153 in 2014 to 241 in 2017. Also, postpartum FP and IUD services were introduced at 36 facilities with a high volume of deliveries so that these services are now available at 91 health care facilities across Guinea.
  • As a result of HSD interventions, the monthly average number of acceptors of postpartum IUDs increased from 18 in 2016 to 31 in 2017, and the monthly average of acceptors of long-acting reversible contraception increased from 99 in 2016 to 334 in 2017.
  • In response to the Ebola virus disease outbreak, Jhpiego strengthened infection prevention and control practices at 336 health facilities in areas hardest hit by the epidemic, thereby preventing further spread of this deadly disease.

Current programs


  • Maternal and Child Survival Program

    The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Global Health’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) focuses on 25 high-priority countries with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. MCSP is introducing and supporting high-impact, sustainable reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) interventions in partnership with ministries of health and other partners. In addition to contributing to high-level technical and policy dialogue at the global level, MCSP provides tailored technical assistance to help countries meet specific priorities and contextual needs of local, sustainable RMNCH programs. In Guinea, MCSP rapidly responded during the Ebola epidemic to support needed improvements in infection prevention within routine health services in order to help bring an end to the epidemic; MCSP also helped to maintain availability of RMNCH services and encourage renewed care seeking by the population. For information on what MCSP is currently doing in this country, visit here: http://www.mcsprogram.org/where-we-work/guinea/.

  • Guinea Health Service Delivery Project

    Under this five-year, USAID-funded project, Jhpiego and partners Engender Health and Save the Children are working closely with the Government of Guinea to ensure consistent and 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 covering 85% of the population. The project objectives are: 1) delivery of quality health services improved through increased availability of services, referral linkages and quality of and access to services; 2) healthy behaviors and demand for high-quality health services improved through improved coordination, quality, targeting and scale of social and behavior change communication and health promotion activities; and 3) health systems strengthened through strengthened policy, planning, governance and human resources, and improved availability of commodities, drugs and data for decision-making.

  • StopPalu+ Project

    As a subcontractor to RTI International under this project, funded by the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative, Jhpiego is providing technical leadership on malaria in pregnancy and quality improvement in support of the National Malaria Control Program. This support involves maintaining up-to-date national policies and protocols, as well as training health care workers and community health workers on these policies and protocols. Technical content includes: 1) the delivery of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria among pregnant women; and 2) case management, including confirmation of suspected malaria cases using rapid diagnostic tests to ensure correct treatment, avoid overtreatment/overconsumption of available stock and prevent the development of resistance. In addition to providing national-level technical assistance, Jhpiego is also responsible for coordinating capacity development and supportive supervision to health care facilities in Conakry and three of the 14 prefectures targeted by this project. This project is a follow-on to the StopPalu award, which was successfully implemented by the same partners from 2013 to 2017.

  • Opportunity Fund for Family Planning

    With funding from the Advance Family Planning project’s Opportunity Fund, Jhpiego is implementing a nine-month project to support key family planning stakeholders in Guinea to: 1) develop a costed action plan for the introduction of subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC) into the family planning method mix, and 2) integrate DMPA-SC into national policies and procedures related to implementation (e.g., community health strategy and reproductive health norms and procedures). Stakeholders who are being involved include Ministry of Health staff, family planning technical experts and staff working for implementing partners and donors.

Current programs

Maternal and Child Survival Program

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Global Health’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) focuses on 25 high-priority countries with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. MCSP is introducing and supporting high-impact, sustainable reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) interventions in partnership with ministries of health and other partners. In addition to contributing to high-level technical and policy dialogue at the global level, MCSP provides tailored technical assistance to help countries meet specific priorities and contextual needs of local, sustainable RMNCH programs. In Guinea, MCSP rapidly responded during the Ebola epidemic to support needed improvements in infection prevention within routine health services in order to help bring an end to the epidemic; MCSP also helped to maintain availability of RMNCH services and encourage renewed care seeking by the population. For information on what MCSP is currently doing in this country, visit here: http://www.mcsprogram.org/where-we-work/guinea/.

Guinea Health Service Delivery Project

Under this five-year, USAID-funded project, Jhpiego and partners Engender Health and Save the Children are working closely with the Government of Guinea to ensure consistent and 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 covering 85% of the population. The project objectives are: 1) delivery of quality health services improved through increased availability of services, referral linkages and quality of and access to services; 2) healthy behaviors and demand for high-quality health services improved through improved coordination, quality, targeting and scale of social and behavior change communication and health promotion activities; and 3) health systems strengthened through strengthened policy, planning, governance and human resources, and improved availability of commodities, drugs and data for decision-making.

StopPalu+ Project

As a subcontractor to RTI International under this project, funded by the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative, Jhpiego is providing technical leadership on malaria in pregnancy and quality improvement in support of the National Malaria Control Program. This support involves maintaining up-to-date national policies and protocols, as well as training health care workers and community health workers on these policies and protocols. Technical content includes: 1) the delivery of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria among pregnant women; and 2) case management, including confirmation of suspected malaria cases using rapid diagnostic tests to ensure correct treatment, avoid overtreatment/overconsumption of available stock and prevent the development of resistance. In addition to providing national-level technical assistance, Jhpiego is also responsible for coordinating capacity development and supportive supervision to health care facilities in Conakry and three of the 14 prefectures targeted by this project. This project is a follow-on to the StopPalu award, which was successfully implemented by the same partners from 2013 to 2017.

Opportunity Fund for Family Planning

With funding from the Advance Family Planning project’s Opportunity Fund, Jhpiego is implementing a nine-month project to support key family planning stakeholders in Guinea to: 1) develop a costed action plan for the introduction of subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC) into the family planning method mix, and 2) integrate DMPA-SC into national policies and procedures related to implementation (e.g., community health strategy and reproductive health norms and procedures). Stakeholders who are being involved include Ministry of Health staff, family planning technical experts and staff working for implementing partners and donors.

Current and recent donors


Advance Family Planning
Alcoa Foundation
CDC
UNFPA
USAID
World Health Organization

Guinea-related technical and programmatic resources

Our resources

Country contact

Yolande Hyjazi, Country Director
Tel. 224 657 54 80 13
Immeuble Guinomar, 5ème étage
Quartier Camayenne
Commune de Dixinn
Conakry, Guinea