PEOPLE GIVEN TEST EBOLA VACCINE
UNDER 5 YEARS OLD TREATMENT
CHILDREN GIVEN MEASLES VACCINE
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
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.
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.
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.