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Fistula Project

Since 2009, AFG has partnered with New York-based Engender Health to help treat women suffering from obstetric fistula by providing surgical kits to hospitals in Conakry, Kissidougou and Labé, which allow doctors to repair the fistula. At the beginning of 2011, Engender Health approached AFG and requested our help in a different way. Since Engender Health does not have a facilities budget, they asked AFG to renovate a guest house in Jean Paul II hospital, located in the commune of Ratoma, in Conakry, so that women coming in from out of town would have a place to stay pre- and post-surgery. The renovation was completed by May. This helped increase the number of women coming from out of town from 20 to 60 each surgical session. 120 women have already benefited from this effort.

Hydrocephalus Project
In 2011, we provided over two hundred cans of baby formula to help feed the children who are undergoing hydrocephalus surgeries to help them get ready for the procedure and to facilitate a speedy recovery. Many of these children suffer from malnutrition when they come to us. With AFG’s support, AMEHG and our volunteer medical team provided surgery and treatment for 35 children suffering from hydrocephalus. This support included medical shunting supplies, nutrition, housing, counseling, medications and medical tests. To date we have more than 100 children registered with the association.

Water and Sanitation Projects
Since 2009, AFG has been working to improve sanitation in the Jean Paul II Hospital in Conakry and the community Hospital of Condeya in Dubreka District. In 2011, we completed water distribution projects in both hospitals by constructing indoor plumbing and connecting these systems to the existing water-wells. These projects are currently serving over 1,000 people and help the hospitals to better prevent hospital acquired infections, simply by allowing doctors and patients to wash their hands. We also installed solar panels in Condeya Hospital, which now provides electricity to the hospital around the clock. Additionally, we provided medications to Condeya Hospital with the help of our partners from MAP international. We offered medications for treatment of hypertension since 80% of the community’s adults suffer from it. We also supplied antibiotics, surgical supplies, vitamins and many other needed medications to help the hospital care for its patients.
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  • Partial Cost of Hydrocephalus Surgery: (per child)
    Blood Tests: $500
    Surgical Kit: $600
    CT Scans (2): $600
    Average daily income of a Guinean citizen: $1.24*
    *UN and World Bank Statistics

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