Conakry, Guinea

From August 2018 to June 1019, the Africa Mercy is staying in Conakry, Guinea, to provide life-changing surgeries for over 2000 adult and child patients from all around the country, treat over 8000 at a land-based dental clinic and provide holistic healthcare training to hundreds of Guinean healthcare professionals.

Guinea’s economy is largely dependent on agriculture and mineral production. Guinea is a predominantly Islamic country, with Muslims representing 85% of the population. Guinea’s people belong to twenty-four ethnic groups. French, the official language of Guinea, is the main language of communication in schools, in government administration, and the media, but more than twenty-four indigenous languages are also spoken.

The Guinea flag was officially adopted on November 10, 1958. Red symbolizes the struggle for independence, yellow represents the sun and the riches of the land, while green is symbolic of the country’s vegetation.

12,4

million inhabitants

110

physicians per million inhabitants (50 times less than in Switzerland!)

35%

of population lives in extreme poverty
less than $1.90USD per day (World Bank)

Surgical interventions and medical treatments

Ophthalmic surgeries
Women’s health and obstetrical surgeries
Maxillofacial, head and neck surgeries
Plastic Reconstructive surgeries
General surgeries (goitres, tumours)
Orthopaedic surgeries
Dental treatments

Medical Capacity Building

We foster transformational development within the healthcare structure of our host nation.

Main trainings:

World Health Organization (WHO)’s Surgical Safety Checklist
Essential Surgical Skills
SAFE Paediatric & Obstetric Anaesthesia
Primary Trauma Care
Biomedical
Team training for surgeons, anesthetists, and nurses
Sterile processing technicians
Essential Pain Management
Neonatal Resuscitation
Dental

Infrastructure Renovations

According to local needs, we help building the medical infrastructure of the nation where we serve, while providing suitable shore based facilities for our programs.

In Guinea, two facilities will be renovated for our use, and then turned over to the Ministry of Health once leaving the country:

« HOPE Centre » (hospital land-based extension)
Dental clinic

Dental clinic at the National Dental School

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