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. This is especially important in developing countries like Guinea, where these maladies claim the lives of thousands of people each year. This year’s gala “One Night, One Well” will help us build a well and install sanitation facilities in two over-crowded Guinean schools. With your support, we can make sure we are able to celebrate hand-washing day next year in Kipe! Learn more about hand-washing day here.

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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

  • 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!