Tag Archives: West Africa

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. […]

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AFG Receives Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration Grant

We are thrilled to announce that AFG has received a Grand Challenges Exploration grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This grants funds new and innovative ideas to solve the world’s persistent health problem. AFG will be running a pilot project that will allow people living in remote areas of Guinea to directly communicate via […]

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American Friends of Guinea Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant For Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development

Contact: Bel Cevallos, Director of Development Tel: 832.456.8104   Fax: 832.300.2516 bcevallos@afguinea.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Friends of Guinea Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant For Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development Houston, TX – American Friends of Guinea (AFG) announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill […]

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Bringing Water to Schools

We have been fortunate enough to have great success with our water and sanitation projects in hospitals around Conakry, Guinea’s capital. According to the Director of Jean Paul II, Dr. Soumah, the installation of the well and subsequent sanitation program has helped reduce its hospital acquired infections by more than 60%, and has lowered patient-to-patient […]

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Update on little Sawdah

Our favorite Peace Corps volunteer Deborah LaFavre went back to Gambia to visit and brought news back with her. She had this to say about her stay: “One of the highlights of my trip was getting to meet Sawdah and her entire family! Baba, Sawdah, and Mom had just returned from their follow up doctor’s […]

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Labomobil© Inauguration Ceremony

Our Labomobil© was officially welcomed to Guinea on December 11, 2012. The ceremony took place at the People’s Palace in Conakry. Prominently in attendance were the Minister of Health, the General Secretary from the Ministry of Social Services for Women and Children, a representative from the First Lady’s office, the Governor of Conakry, representatives from […]

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Dr. Souare Diving Right In

With the endoscopic equipment in Guinea, Dr. Souare has wasted no time in using the new tools at his disposal to treat children suffering from hydrocephalus. He has already successfully performed ETV/PC procedures on four babies: Boubcar, Abdoulayeh, Bintou and Mamadou. They are doing great and recovering rapidly. We could not be more excited about […]

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AFG provides Guinea’s First Endoscopy Equipment for Use in Kipe Hospital

Endoscopic equipment to save the lives of children suffering from hydrocephalus arrives in Conakry. Conakry, Guinea (PRBuzz.com) Monday, January 28, 2013 – Kipe Hospital welcomed the arrival of the first endoscopy equipment to be available in a public hospital in Guinea on December 11, 2012. AFG obtained this essential surgical tool from CURE Uganda, a […]

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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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    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.

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