Cholera Epidemic Strikes Guinea – AFG Steps in to Help

Cholera Response

Cholera has struck West Africa once again. With thousands of recorded cases in other countries along the coastal region of the continent, world organizations are urgently trying to stem the tide before more lives are lost. There have been over a dozen deaths in Guinea to date. In response, AFG has joined forces with the Guinean Ministry of Health’s Department of Disease Prevention and Africhol, a consortium that supports a sustainable multi-site cholera surveillance network in nine African countries, including Guinea. Cholera is an acute intestinal infection caused by contaminated food and water. The condition causes debilitating dehydration and, due to lack of proper medicine in countries where it is prevalent, can lead to death. AFG, with the support of long-time partner Hyperdynamics, will be contributing 17 thousand chlorine Tablets to help prevent spread of cholera in Boffa and Boke, the most affected cities in Guinea.  An estimated 20,000 families will benefit from this effort. This is in addition to the existing water and sanitation activities, which are aimed at providing Guineans with clean running water, as well as developing and encouraging proper sanitation practices.

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  • Guinea’s average life expectancy is 54 years old. That is almost thirty years less that the life expectancy in developed countries. — UN

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