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 spread of infections by almost 90%, especially in cholera cases. These results have been similar at all the other hospital AFG has helped.

Learn more about our school water and sanitation project

 

This year’s fundraiser gala, “One Night, One Well”, will benefit Guinean children attending Kipe High and Middle School. Our goal is to bring clean running water to over 3,000 children attending over-crowded schools, a situation made worse by the lack of sanitation facilities, which cause rapid spread of disease and infection amongst the students and their families. This also leads to poor attendance and performance, often resulting in early withdrawal from school. The proceeds from this event will be used to install a water well and functioning toilet facilities that will serve both schools.

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  • Donka Hospital serves over 43,000 people. The entire hospital has only one ultrasound machine.

  • 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.

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