AFG is working to advance the well-being of the people of Guinea by implementing and supporting programs that prevent disease and promote quality of life.

Our Programs

Guinea’s average life expectancy is 54 years old. That is almost thirty years less than the life expectancy in developed countries. The infant mortality rate is at 142 per 1,000 live births, compared to 8 in the United States, and maternal mortality ratio is 580 per 100,000 births, almost forty times that of developed countries. 

Food shortages, lack of clean water and disease are prevalent throughout the country. Health conditions are amongst the poorest in the world as people remain at high risk for waterborne, respiratory and sexually transmitted diseases.

The most common illnesses include cholera, malaria, typhoid fever and AIDS. In rural and urban areas, lack of clean potable water and poor sanitation are the primary causes of parasitic and endemic diseases. Children are especially vulnerable and medicine is in short supply.

The government has worked to improve the country’s health care system, but the process has been slow due to limited resources and an overwhelming demand for medical services. Health facilities are poorly distributed across Guinea, and the health system lacks trained Conditions in Guineastaff, medicine and equipment. National hospitals are in severe state of disrepair, lacking such basic necessities as running water and electricity. Where the national health system cannot meet needs, people are likely to turn to expensive private clinics or traditional medicine. A staggering amount of the population does not have access to hospitals, even in urban areas.

AFG is determined to help the population and government of Guinea and, to that end, we develop, support and contribute to projects falling within four main categories:

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  • I am a guinean medical doctor currrently enrolled in a year long fellowship at Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta. I just discovered your home page and read about Dr Souare training in Uganda. I known Dr Souare, and I highly appreciated this kind of training program. Thanks to AFG. — Dr. Soumaoro

  • 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!