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Ebola: Together, we can beat it

The recent cases of Ebola in the United States have shown us all how scary the disease, or even the threat of it, can be. This is a reality that the people of Guinea have been living with daily since March of this year, when the first cases were reported in Macenta. To date, there […]

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Eric Alexander to speak at “One Night, One well” Gala

Eric Alexander

We are honored and excited to announce that Mr. Eric Alexander will be the speaker at our upcoming gala. Eric Alexander, skier, climber, and mountaineer is achieving his goals while playing an instrumental role in helping others to achieve their own. On May 25th 2001 Eric defied the odds and scaled Mt. Everest guiding his […]

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October 15 – Global Handwashing Day

October 15 is global hand-washing day. This wonderful event, originally intended to promote hygiene habits in schools, is now being celebrated by over 200 million people around the world, in over 100 countries. It’s amazing, but the simple act of hand-washing with soap is the least expensive and most effective way to prevent contagious diseases. […]

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November 2, 2013

Houston Hilton Westchase – 9999 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77042 Special Guests: “Great Day Houston” host Deborah Duncan Author, climber and mountaineer Eric Alexander Entertainment: The Next Level Band 6:00 – Cocktails and Silent Auction 7:30 – Dinner and Live Auction We hope you will join us for an evening of entertainment and giving. Here […]

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AFG Receives Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration Grant

We are thrilled to announce that AFG has received a Grand Challenges Exploration grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This grants funds new and innovative ideas to solve the world’s persistent health problem. AFG will be running a pilot project that will allow people living in remote areas of Guinea to directly communicate via […]

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American Friends of Guinea Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant For Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development

Contact: Bel Cevallos, Director of Development Tel: 832.456.8104   Fax: 832.300.2516 bcevallos@afguinea.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Friends of Guinea Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant For Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development Houston, TX – American Friends of Guinea (AFG) announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill […]

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Bringing Water to Schools

We have been fortunate enough to have great success with our water and sanitation projects in hospitals around Conakry, Guinea’s capital. According to the Director of Jean Paul II, Dr. Soumah, the installation of the well and subsequent sanitation program has helped reduce its hospital acquired infections by more than 60%, and has lowered patient-to-patient […]

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Update on little Sawdah

Our favorite Peace Corps volunteer Deborah LaFavre went back to Gambia to visit and brought news back with her. She had this to say about her stay: “One of the highlights of my trip was getting to meet Sawdah and her entire family! Baba, Sawdah, and Mom had just returned from their follow up doctor’s […]

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World Water Day

The UN has chosen March 22 as a day to focus the world’s attention in the importance of water and stress the importance of responsible and long-term water use and preservation. Water is absolutely essential to life and the planet’s reserves are not limitless. Many countries, such as Guinea, already suffer from a lack of […]

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What AFG is doing to bring water to Guineans

One of AFG’s main concerns has been to make sure hospitals and health centers have running, potable water. It is a basic necessity that is missing from many facilities in the country. We have built wells and connected plumbing in various health centers in the coastal area. Installing plumbing and faucets for direct water access […]

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  • AFG needs your help! We depend on contributions from foundations, companies and individuals to continue our work in Guinea.

    Our primary goal is to assist hospitals and health centers in Guinea who care for the welfare of the Guinean population. We do this by providing medical aid, improving and upgrading existing infrastructure in health facilities and implementing disease prevention and treatment programs.

    We also aim to improve the overall quality of life of the population by supporting and promoting economic growth and technical development.

    You can make a difference!