Guinea

July 26, 2018
Event

APC held a high-profile closing ceremony for the Guinea-based Ebola Transmission Prevention & Survivor Services (ETP&SS) program on July 26, 2018 at the Hotel Riviera in Conakry. During the half-day event, Minster of Health Édouard Niankoye Lamah thanked the APC project for its efforts aiding Ebola survivors in Guinea and recommended continued follow-up to prevent a future outbreak.

As Guinea’s Ebola survivors recovered from the virus and were discharged from Ebola treatment centers, they faced a new and perhaps even more difficult situation, coming home. The APC project engaged people from 60 communities in the districts most affected by the Ebola outbreak to combat stigma that prevents survivors from reintegrating into their communities and getting the health care they need.

Brief

Selon les recherches menées par les Instituts nationaux de la santé des ÉtatsUnis (National Institutes of Health [NIH]), les guéris de la maladie à virus Ébola (MVE) peuvent conserver le virus dans certains fluides corporels (notamment le sperme, le lait maternel, le liquide céphalorachidien) jusqu’à 32 mois après des résultats négatifs au test Ébola.

Brief

According to research conducted by NIH, survivors of Ebola virus disease can retain the virus in certain bodily fluids (i.e., sperm, breast milk, spinal fluid) for up to 32 months after testing negative for Ebola. Researchers in Liberia presented these findings during a regional meeting organized by APC in December 2016, thereby demonstrating the value of continuing surveillance of Ebola survivors and the need for regular testing for viral persistence in the semen of male survivors.

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L’épidémie d’Ébola a gravement affecté le système de santé publique de la Guinée, laissant dans son sillage plus de 1 200 guéris, dont un grand nombre continue à avoir des problèmes médicaux liés au virus.

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The Ebola epidemic severely impacted Guinea’s public health system and left over 1,200 survivors, many of whom continue to have medical problems related to the virus. From 2016–2018, APC, in collaboration with Guinea’s Ministry of Health, supported surveillance of Ebola survivors and their immediate contacts, rehabilitated and equipped health facilities in the regions hardest hit by Ebola, enhanced health system capacity for managing Ebola survivor care, and worked to reduce stigma and discrimination against survivors.

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eux ans après l’épidémie dévastatrice d’Ébola en Guinée, le Centre médical communal (CMC) « Flamboyants » dans la capitale Conakry continue à assurer des services de santé aux guéris d’Ébola et à leurs familles. À Ratoma, le quartier desservi par le CMC Flamboyants, 1761 personnes ont contracté le virus Ébola pendant l’épidémie de 2014-2015, et 83 ont survécu.

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Two years after the devastating Ebola epidemic in Guinea, the Flamboyants Community Health Center (CHC) in the capital city of Conakry continues to provide health services to Ebola survivors and their families. Learn more about the work APC has been doing with Ebola survivors in Conakry.

Brief

Le système sanitaire de la Guinée a énormément souffert de l'épidémie Ébola. Apprenez plus sur l'évaluation des etablissement sanitaires et d’autres interventions du projet mise en œuvre par le programme ETP&SS pour renforcer le système sanitaire.

Reflections

Les réseaux nationaux des survivants étaient établi pendant l'épidémie de l’Afrique de l’Ouest de 2014-2016, et avec l’appui des partenaires, ils ont grandi des groupes simples aux organisations officielles. APC a observé des succès et des défis en travaillant avec ces réseaux pendant la duration du programme.

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