Guinea

Guinea’s entire population of 12 million people is at risk of malaria. According to the Ministry of Health, malaria is the primary cause of consultations, hospitalizations and deaths in the general population. Since becoming a PMI focus country, Guinea’s malaria program has achieved many major milestones: two universal coverage campaigns with long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs), decreased stockouts of artemisinin-based combination therapies, the rollout of rapid diagnostic tests, and a significant decrease of the prevalence of malaria in children under five years of age. The national malaria strategy involves free continuous distribution of ITNs through antenatal care, vaccination clinics and schools as well as mass campaigns.

  • MALARIA OPERATIONAL PLANS
  • STORIES FROM THE FIELD
  • CONTRACTS & AGREEMENTS

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Malaria Operational Plans

The Malaria Operational Plans below are detailed 1-year implementation plans for PMI focus countries. Each plan reviews the current status of malaria control and prevention policies and interventions, identifies challenges and unmet needs to achieve PMI goals, and provides a description of planned PMI-funded activities. Each Malaria Operational Plan has been endorsed by the U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator and reflects collaborative discussions with the national malaria control programs and partners in country. Changes to these plans are reflected in revised postings.

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FY 2018 Guinea Malaria Operational PlanPDF1.06 MB Download
FY 2017 Guinea Malaria Operational PlanPDF810.18 KB Download
FY 2017 Guinea Revised Funding TablePDF68.12 KB Download
FY 2016 Guinea Malaria Operational PlanPDF1.09 MB Download
FY 2016 Guinea Revised Funding TablePDF48.06 KB Download
FY 2015 Guinea Malaria Operational Plan PDF1.02 MB Download
FY 2015 Guinea Revised Funding TablePDF42.90 KB Download
FY 2014 Guinea Malaria Operational PlanPDF718.55 KB Download
FY 2014 Guinea Revised Funding TablePDF215.46 KB Download
FY 2013 Guinea Malaria Operational PlanPDF960.39 KB Download
FY 2013 Guinea Revised Funding TablePDF211.75 KB Download
FY 2012 Guinea Malaria Operational PlanPDF2.17 MB Download
FY 2011 Guinea Funding TablePDF57.87 KB Download

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Stories from the Field

  • Participants review commodities data during a quarterly review meeting in the Boke region. Photo Credit: Serigne Diagne, SIAPS Guinea

    Improving Access to Medicines by Filling the Information Gap

    Aug 2015
    Starting in 2012, the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) program, funded by the US Agency for International Development and PMI, worked closely with the National Malaria Control Program and a wide range of stakeholders to redesign the data collection forms used at the health facility level and simplify the process of submitting monthly malaria reports from the district level to the Ministry of Health.
  • Mother and child at the health center in the Dabola District of rural Guinea. Credit: Virginia Lamprecht/Photoshare

    Improving Malaria in Pregnancy from the Ground Up in Guinea

    Aug 2015
    To increase uptake of intermittent preventive treatment for pregnant women, the President’s Malaria Initiative supported the national malaria control program to revise the Guinea malaria in pregnancy guidance in accordance with the latest World Health Organization recommendations. 
  • A girl, recovered from malaria, with her happy father. Credit: RTI

    Raising Awareness about Malaria in Guinea

    Aug 2015
    With funding from the President’s Malaria Initiative, in fiscal year 2014, the StopPalu project trained more than 1,000 health facility workers in 14 prefectures on behavior change communication, malaria prevention, diagnosis and management of simple cases using artemisinin combination therapy (ACT).
  • Mairama Camara, a community health worker, with Fatoumala Diallo, who was successfully treated for malaria. Source: RTI International

    Community Health Worker in Guinea Stops Malaria in its Tracks

    Oct 2014
    In Guinea, malaria is the leading cause of health consultations, and is responsible for 31 percent of hospitalizations and 14.2 percent of deaths. All people, particularly children under 5 and pregnant women, are at risk.Home visits save lives through testing and treatment.
  • Good Data Promotes Better Health Outcomes: Building Guinea’s Information Management System

    Dec 2013
    Stock-outs of antimalarials cause unnecessary deaths among an estimated 219 million people afflicted worldwide. Good pharmaceutical information systems can avoid stock-outs with timely, accurate data and high reporting rates that ensure the continuous availability of critically-needed antimalarials.
  • Source: Julie Wallace

    Bringing Malaria Treatment to the Community: Guinea’s Community Agents

    Oct 2013
    According to national health statistics from 2007, malaria is the leading cause of consultation (34 percent), hospitalization (31 percent), and death (14.2 percent) in Guinea. Children under five and pregnant women are particularly at risk.
  • A supervisor from the National Malaria Control Program explains the emergency distribution and the new reporting system to the chiefs of health centers in a district of Conakry. Source: SIAPS Staff.

    Saving Lives Through Emergency Distribution of Anti-malarial Medicines

    Feb 2013
    In Guinea, malaria is a common threat year-round, especially during the rainy season that lasts from May to October. It affects everyone, but for children under five years of age, appropriate and immediate treatment could mean the difference between life and death.

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Contracts & Agreements

Listed below are contracts, agreements and implementing partner reports for the PMI focus countries. Documents have been redacted by the awardee at USAID's request to remove any information the awardee considers proprietary.

Annual Report

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Mission Info

USAID Guinea Mission

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