Guinea

Although Guinea declared its independence from France in 1958, it has been governed by a number of autocratic rulers, which has hindered growth in the country. Guinea is one of the world’s poorest countries, and political instability has taken a serious toll on its health infrastructure. Recently, the country was severely impacted by the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

In the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak, Episcopal Relief & Development and the Anglican Diocese of Guinea are supporting agricultural and economic recovery as well as the strengthening of health infrastructure in affected communities.

The program provides seeds, tools and training for farmers to grow food on their own land or on Church property to feed their families and generate income. Efforts include teaching climate-smart farming, cultivation techniques and farm maintenance. A portion of income from produce grown on church property is set aside for reinvestment in the program, ensuring lasting development.

Additionally, the Church is strengthening the health infrastructure of Ebola-impacted communities by working with community health volunteers to encourage referrals to a recently rehabilitated health clinic.

Alleviating Hunger and Improving Food Supply

  • Exploring climate-smart strategies to improve crop production and diversity
  • Increasing access to nutritious food through small-scale farming

Creating Economic Opportunities and Strengthening Communities 

  • Establishing Savings with Education groups to support personal development and economic empowerment

Promoting Health and Fighting Disease 

  • Increasing access and use of clean water, sanitary latrines and hygiene practices
  • Empowering women to improve health for themselves and their children
  • Reducing preventable diseases to increase child survival

Guinea Press Releases & Stories

World Malaria Day 2016: NetsforLife® Celebrates Ten Years of Strengthening Communities to End MalariaWorld Malaria Day: Invest in the FutureWorld Malaria Day 2015: NetsforLife® Doubles Malaria Net Total, Expands Volunteer CapacityGreen Hills School and NetsforLife®: Changing the World Through Innovation

Fast Facts

Agriculture accounts for 75% of Guinea's labor force but only 20% of its GDP.
Guinea ranks extremely high for both maternal and infant mortality.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Goal 2: Zero Hunger

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Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-BeingEnsure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages  Learn more»

Goal 15: Life on Land

Goal 15: Life on LandSustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss  Learn more »

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