In addition to striving to improve the health of the Guinean population, AFG wants to assure the continuing success of its programs by providing the tools necessary for local professionals to maintain ongoing projects independently and successfully

Local Capacity Building

To this end, we have begun initiatives aimed at:

  • Training local health professionals
  • Providing logistical support to local organizations
  • Distributing information and supporting community education

All of our projects strive to lay the groundwork for ongoing success led by local individuals and organizations. As part of our Hydrocephalus Project, AFG has formed a partnership with the Association of Guinean Mothers of Children with Hydrocephalus (AMEHG). We provide logistical support for the organization’s management, as well as funding and supervising infrastructure improvement at their headquarters. The project comprises training neurosurgeons, physical therapists and social workers.

In addition, part of our Labomobil© project is aimed at distributing information regarding disease prevention, sanitation and other health concerns. Since the vehicle will be visiting remote areas of the country, it provides a perfect opportunity to educate outlying communities, which is a big component in the prevention of epidemics.

 

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

  • In 2010, AFG and its wonderful and caring team installed a water well for the hospital, and now we have clean potable water to help us better care for our patients. — Dr. Soumah, Jean Paul II Hospital in Conakry

  • 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!