CDC in Guinea

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established an office in Guinea in 2015, during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, to help develop capacities to prevent, detect, and respond to public health threats. In collaboration with implementing partners, CDC continues to work with Guinea on strengthening the country’s laboratory, surveillance, workforce, and emergency management capacity to respond to disease outbreaks in support of the Global Health Security Agenda; and implement interventions for malaria prevention and control under the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative.

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What CDC is Doing in Guinea

CDC Impact in Guinea

One national and 38 district EOCs  have been fully transitioned to the MOH. The EOCs have been activated for outbreak response and vaccination campaigns.

47% (18 of 38) districts have community-based surveillance capacity for early detection of potential disease threats through assistance from CDC and implementing partners.

146 FETP-frontline graduates hold key surveillance positions and have participated in 43 investigations since 2016.

In 2019, Guinea started the first FETP-intermediate cohort in Africa to be taught in French.

Established 2 regional laboratories with testing capacity previously only available at the national laboratory.

CDC Staff in Guinea
  • 1 U.S. Assignees
  • 7 Locally Employed
Guinea at a Glance
  • Population: 12,717,176 (2017)
  • Per capita income: $2,270
  • Life expectancy at birth: F 61/M 58 years
  • Infant mortality rate: 68/1,000 live births

Sources: World Bank 2018, Guinea
Population Reference Bureau 2018, Guinea

Guinea Top 10 Causes of Death
  1. Lower respiratory infections
  2. Malaria
  3. Neonatal disorders
  4. lschemic heart disease
  5. Stroke
  6. Tuberculosis
  7. Diarrheal diseases
  9. Congential defects
  10. Meningitis

Source: GBD Compare 2018, Guinea

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Page last reviewed: February 27, 2021
Content source: Global Health