Plan International Guinea is working alongside children, communities and national authorities to improve health, water and sanitation services.
Research shows that just 1 in 3 households regularly wash their hands with soap and water, and since the Ebola outbreak, it has become even more important to reinforce good sanitation practices. This includes making the cost of health facilities more affordable for poorer families. We are partnering with communities to build health facilities, set up water points, promote hygiene and improve the supply of sexual and reproductive health services by providing medical supplies to health facilities and supporting vulnerable groups.
We have also rebuilt and equipped an HIV care centre in the Guéckédou district of Guinea, enabling 276 new patients, including 190 women, to gain access to appropriate healthcare.
Meanwhile, we run a malaria prevention programme and distribute mosquito nets, raise awareness through local and national campaigns and provide extensive community training on malaria prevention and treatment.