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AFG Brings Mobile Laboratory to Neglected Regions of Coastal Guinea

LaboMobil© comes to Guinea to improve rapid disease diagnosis and data collection in hard-to-reach areas. Conakry, Guinea (PRBuzz.com) Monday, January 28, 2013 – An inauguration ceremony took place on December 11, 2012 at the People’s Palace to welcome AFG’s Labomobil© to Guinea. The Labomobil©, developed and built by Agence de Medecine Preventive (AMP), is a […]

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Labomobil© is in Guinea!

We are thrilled about the arrival of the Labomobil© in Guinea. It recently reached us from Germany, where the vehicle was outfitted with state-of-the-art laboratory equipment. Preparations for its deployment are underway. We have put together a group of experts who will be planning and overseeing the laboratory’s operations, including our own project manager, Dr. […]

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Endoscopy Equipment Reaches Guinea

We are excited to announce that the long awaited endoscopy equipment, which will be used by Dr. Souare and his staff to help children suffering from hydrocephalus, has arrived and is in its permanent home at Kipe Hospital. This great piece of equipment, the first of its kind in a public hospital in Guinea, will […]

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Low-Income premature babies are at higher risk of hydrocephalus

This fascinating article in Pediatric Neurosurgery details a study that found that “Preterm neonates born to low-income parents have a disproportionately high risk of developing posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus that requires multiple surgeries and extensive follow-up” Although this study was conducted in the United States, it highlights the correlation between low-income families and hydrocephalus. The data applies […]

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IF global donates shunts for hydrocephalus surgeries

Our Hydrocephalus Project has received yet another wonderful boost that will allow us to treat even more children suffering from the condition. Through our cooperation with CURE International, we learned of the existence of the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. This worthy organization, created in 1979, is the world-wide umbrella organization for Spina […]

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AMEHG broadcasts the plea of children suffering from hydrocephalus

The Association of Mothers of Children with Hydrocephalus in Guinea (AMEHG) has put together its two first television spots to be aired in Guinean national TV. These touching public service announcements, featuring real-life affected and recovering hydrocephalus patients, shine a light on the suffering of the children and their families, showcasing some of the misconceptions […]

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Thank you from Sawdah

We were thrilled to receive this today from Deb LaFavre, a Peace Corps volunteer working in Gambia. It is stories like this that keep us doing what we do. Dear Tim, Mike Illions, Bebe, Mike Carson, and Dr. Barry: Here she is! For those of you who never met her, here is Sawdah Darboe from […]

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Dr. Souare finishes neurosurgery training – comes back ready to teach

Dr. Souare performs ETV

Dr. Souare, a Guinean neurosurgeon who has been involved in our hydrocephalus project since its very beginning, finished CURE Uganda’s intensive endoscopic training and is back in Conakry ready to impart the knowledge he acquired to his colleagues. The endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization (ETV/PC) process taught by CURE, eliminates the need for […]

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Cholera Outbreak in Guinea Worsens

Cholera Outbreak

Since 1970, Guinea has been suffering from yearly outbreaks of cholera, a debilitating and too-often lethal gastro-intestinal disease common in developing countries. Each year sees a spike in the number of cholera cases during the rainy season (April through November) when continual rains and flooding make sanitation efforts even more difficult than usual. Cholera Outbreak […]

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Tanene Water Well Inauguration Ceremony – June 18, 2012

The plaque in front of the new Tanene well reads “Water is the source of life”. This very belief is at the heart of our water and sanitation efforts in Guinea. On June 18, 2012, Tanene hospital celebrated the inauguration of their brand new water well. The entire community came out for the event and […]

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  • 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!