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CDC Works in Guinea

CDC has collaborated with the Government of Guinea and other partners to control and end the Ebola outbreak that has been ongoing in Guinea since March 2014. Response activities have been coordinated with United States Government partners, the Government of Guinea, other foreign governments, and nonprofit organizations such as the CDC Foundation.

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CDC assigned staff only
7 U.S. Assignees
6 Locally Employed

Guinea at a Glance

Population: 11,579,000
Per capita income: $1,160
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 57/55 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 67/1000 live births
Source: PRB 2014 World Population Data Sheet

Top 10 Causes of Death

Source: GBD Compare, 2010
  1. Malaria 20%
  2. Lower respiratory infections 12%
  3. Diarrheal disease 4%
  4. Neonatal Encephalitis 4%
  5. Meningitis 4%
  6. Protein-Energy Malnutrition 4%
  7. Sepsis 4%
  8. Preterm Birth Complications 3%
  9. HIV 3%
  10. Iron Deficiency Anemia 2%

What CDC is Doing

In 2015, CDC opened a country office in Conakry to help Guinea develop and sustain capacities to prevent, rapidly detect and effectively respond to public health threats such as Ebola. Among the goals of the collaboration are development of a robust and effective surveillance response system with strong laboratory capabilities for rapid testing and diagnosis of infectious diseases and safe burial of identified cases. Priorities center on building and sustaining the government’s capacity to prevent and reduce the likelihood of outbreaks, to save lives through early detection of health threats, and to effectively respond to biological threats.

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The 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. Worldwide, the World Health Organization has reported 28,637 cases of Ebola and 11,315 deaths. CDC and partners are working together to stop the epidemic…read more

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  • Page last updated: July 28, 2015
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