Preventable diseases impact life in Guinea
The average life expectancy in Guinea is 54 years. Major infectious diseases (hepatitis A, typhoid, malaria, yellow fever and tuberculosis) and lack of improved sanitation facilities combine with parasitic diseases, dehydration and HIV and AIDS and rob millions of longer life.
Of every 1,000 children, 146 do not live long enough to see their 5th birthday.
The Human Development Index ranks Guinea at 178 out of 187 countries and territories.
Our work in Guinea
In an effort to expand our work in West Africa, Medical Teams International began a new partnership with Hope Medical Center
in Guinea in 2010. Since then, two medical teams have been deployed. Medical teams provide medical services and capacity building through training to the hospital staff.
Our plans for 2012–2013
Medical Teams International is sending two medical training teams to Hope Medical Center. These volunteer teams will provide quality, compassionate surgical care to the community and medical training for local health providers.
Volunteer general surgeons, internists, family fractice and anesthesiologists are all needed for these teams.
Hope Medical Center, operated by CAMA Services, expresses God’s love in verbal proclamation and provision of compassionate, quality medical care to the people of rural Guinea. Hope Medical Center is in N’zao, located 1000 kilometers (600 miles) from Conakry in the south-eastern tip of Guinea. The medical center was established in 2003 and treats 60-100 patients per day.
You can help save lives in Guinea
Please consider a donation or find out about volunteering to help save lives in Guinea.