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Revision of Guinean Pharmaceutical Law

 USAID supported the revision of the Guinean pharmaceutical law that was finally enacted by Parliament on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Since 2015, USAID has been providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Health to revise the law that governs medicine, health products and the pharmaceutical profession. The existing law, that was last revised in April ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations throughout Conakry on May 14, 2018

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea (May 14, 2018) Location: Conakry and outlying regions of Guinea including, but not limited to, the following: Rue le Prince between Bambetto and Hamdalleye circles Dixinn Kosa Dubreka Coya Event: Possible sporadic violent demonstrations stemming from an opposition led “Ville Morte” (or Dead City Day). In the ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea (March 13, 2018)  Location: Greater Conakry Event: Sporadic violent demonstrations due to the impending announcement of election results and in reaction to the teacher’s strike. Roads are temporarily blocked and demonstrators are throwing rocks at drivers. U.S. Government personnel has been told to limit non-essential travel within Conakry. ...
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Epidemiological Surveillance: CDC and GHSA implementation partners support Guinean Government

Stakeholders representing the Guinean ministries of Health, Livestock and Environment and international partners met in Kindia from January 29 to February 1, 2018 for a workshop to review and update data collection tools used for the surveillance of priority epidemic-prone diseases (EPDs). Examples of priority EPDs include cholera, measles, meningitis, polio, viral hemorrhagic fevers (including ...
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Swearing – in Ceremony of New Peace Corps Volunteers

Ambassadeur Dennis Hankins administered the oath to 42 new Peace Corps Volunteers during their swearing-in ceremony on February 9.  These Volunteers headed to their worksites throughout Guinea over the weekend, where they will work in public health and agroforestry.  During the ceremony, some of the Volunteers made remarks in French, Soussou, Poular, Malinke and Kissi, ...
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