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Started: March 2014

Building on efforts begun under USAID’s predecessor Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program, MCSP is supporting Guinea’s Ministry of Health (MoH) to improve the quality and availability of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) services. This includes strengthening pre-service midwifery and medical education, and integrating activities and services for the prevention and management of gender-based violence within RMNCH services .

Since November 2014, MCSP’s Ebola Response Programs have also been addressing infection prevention and control practices in facilities through training, supportive supervision, and complementary monitoring and evaluation. At the community level, we supported communities and local leaders to combat Ebola transmission through improved contact-tracing, intensified social mobilization, and technical assistance to district health teams.

The Restoration of Health Services Program continues the challenging work of mitigating the second-order impacts of the Ebola outbreak, which has devastated the country’s health care system, while also institutionalizing practices to prevent future outbreaks. By expanding the number of integrated and high-quality RMNCH services to an appreciable number of health facilities and communities, MCSP is strengthening health services at the district level to create systems more resilient to disease outbreaks and public health crises.

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Country Data

MCSP analyzed coverage disparities across RMNCH indicators for MCSP program countries. Click below for country-specific data.

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Select Health and Demographic Data for Guinea
GDP per capita (USD) 532.12
Total Population 12,275,527
Maternal Health
Maternal Mortality Ratio (deaths/100,000 live births) 720
Skilled birth attendant coverage 45.3%
Antenatal care, 4+ visits 48.80%
Newborn Health
Neonatal mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births) 31.3
Infant mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births) 61.0
Child Health
Under-five mortality (deaths per 1,000 live births) 163.2
Treatment for acute respiratory infection 42%
Oral rehydration therapy for treatment of diarrhea 56.70%
Diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine coverage (3 doses) 57%
Percent of districts with >80% DPT3 coverage 71%
Family Planning
Modern contraceptive prevalence rate 6%
Total fertility rate 5
HIV prevalence, adult 1.30%
ART coverage, adult 40%
Health Systems
Density of physicians (per 1,000 population) 0.1
Density of nurses & midwives (per 1,000 population) 0.04
Total Health Expenditure per capita (USD) 25
Sources: All data are from the World Health Organization, World Bank, and United Nations Children’s Fund.
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