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    1085

    PEOPLE GIVEN TEST EBOLA VACCINE

    2491

    UNDER 5 YEARS OLD TREATMENT

    148344

    CHILDREN GIVEN MEASLES VACCINE

    POPULATION

    11,800,000

    millions


    INFANT AND CHILD MORTALITY RATE

    94

    deaths per 1,000 children


    MATERNAL MORTALITY RATE

    679

    deaths per 100,000 births

    COUNTRY CONTEXT

    Due to the environmental factors, the main health risks include cholera, meningitis and measles outbreaks. Country-wide, the prevalence of global acute malnutrition in children between the ages of six and 59 months is 8% with 2% for severe acute malnutrition.

    Guinea - Alima

    OUR PARTNERS

    PREVAC, the Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccinations, is a research consortium with health authorities in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and international partners INSERM in France, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in the United Kingdom. ALIMA is an implementing partner of the project for this consortium in Guinea.


    OPERATIONS

    The Ebola epidemic resurfaced on March 17, 2016 in Guinea when two patients were urgently hospitalized at ALIMA’s Ebola treatment center in Nzérékoré, southeast Guinea. 

    During the intervention, there were 13 suspected cases, six of which were confirmed positive with Ebola. Nearly 25 health care agents from the Nzérékoré and Lola districts were trained in the triage of patients and infection control measures.

    Ebola survivors

    Despite the end of the Ebola epidemic, many survivors continue to suffer from physical and mental health problems. Medical monitoring and psycho-social support for Ebola survivors and their families remains essential. In 2016, 161 patients who had recovered from Ebola received free medical consultations, 55 of whom received psychiatric support.


    Supporting Nzérékoré general hospital

    In 2016, ALIMA continued to support the pediatric and emergency services of the regional hospital in Nzérékoré, which enabled more than 1,115 children to receive medical care. ALIMA implemented a community-based monitoring system composed of 32 supervisors, 468 community agents, and 50 health care managers equipped with 16 motorcycles and 518 bicycles. The teams, which included staff from the Ministry of Health, WHO and ALIMA, recorded 282 alerts related to epidemiological diseases.