Guinea - Emergency humanitarian aid to fight the Ebola haemorrhagic fever epidemic


Project Summary

Approval Date 03 Jun 2021
Signature Date 21 Jun 2021
Planned Completion Date 30 Nov 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 12110
Commitment U.A 301,453.99
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed operation is a $430,000 grant to Guinea to fight the spread of the Ebola hemorrhagic fever epidemic throughout the country. Since mid-February 2021, Guinea has been facing a resurgent Ebola-related epidemic, following the major crisis of 2014. This new epidemic comes against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, which poses both health and socio-economic challenges to the West African country. The funding from the African Development Bank will enable Guinea to strengthen the diagnostic and sample management capacity of six regional laboratories. These laboratories will receive sample collection kits, reagents, and infection prevention and control equipment. Four regional laboratories will also receive GeneXPert equipment and genome sequencers, and biologists will be trained in Ebola virus diagnosis. The technical platform of the country's laboratories will thus be strengthened in terms of genomic surveillance in the response to Ebola. The project will also contribute to improving infection prevention and control, as well as case management in targeted health facilities and in the community by providing personal protective equipment, triage, isolation and case management facilities.

Project Objectives

The overall objective is to help reduce the lethality (for those already sick) and the risk of spread of the Ebola VHF epidemic. The project aims to strengthen the Guinean health system by supplying all targeted health facilities with essential medicines and other health products for the care of Ebola survivors. The project will also enable Guinea to intensify its awareness-raising operations to improve the population's perception of the health response.

Beneficiaries

The beneficiaries of the aid are the populations of the Republic of Guinea, mainly those of the regions of N'Zérékoré and Conakry. The total population of Guinea is approximately thirteen (13) million inhabitants. In total, some 200 pieces of personal protective equipment will be distributed, including to health and community workers. Some 400 health workers and community volunteers will receive refresher training in infection prevention and case management, including survivors, in the affected regions.

Participating Organization

Funding
Special Relief Funds
Implementing
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-GN-IB0-002
Last Update 29 Jul 2021

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Country Guinea