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    Fact Sheet: U.S. Response to Ebola Outbreak

    As the President has stated, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the humanitarian crisis there is a top national security priority for the United States.

  • President Obama (Dept State image)

    President Obama Remarks on the Ebola Outbreak

    Hello. I want to take a few moments to speak directly to you—the people of West Africa, especially in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria. On behalf of the American people, I want you to know that our prayers are with those of you...

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    USAID ADMINISTRATOR SHAH TRAVELS TO LIBERIA, SIERRA LEONE, GUINEA AND SENEGAL

    U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will travel to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Senegal Oct. 13-17, to meet with national and local officials, aid organizations, and staff coordinating the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

  • The chargé makes his speech (Embassy image)

    The GFAA launching ceremony

    On September 12, 2014, Conakry US Embassy Public Affairs Section organized a launching ceremony for Guinea Fulbright Alumni Association in the USAID Multipurpose room.

  • The Minister for Social Action, Camara Sanaba Kaba, speaking as CDA Ervin Massinga looks on (Embassy image)

    US Embassy Supports Community Projects

    On Wednesday, September 10, the Embassy of the United States in Conakry awarded 11 grants to local organizations committed to promoting human rights and local development throughout Guinea.

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  • U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson, JEN PSAKI (Dept state image)
    Marking the Fifth Anniversary of Massacre at Pro-Democracy Rally in Guinea

    Today marks the fifth anniversary of the 2009 massacre in Conakry, Guinea, when security forces killed more than 150 people, injured thousands more, and publicly raped more than 100 women at a pro-democracy rally.   STATEMENT BY JEN PSAKI, SPOKESPERSON »

  •  The Minister of Health makes his speech (Embasssy image)
    Launching of training workshops for the fight against HIV/Sida

    On September 26, 2014, the Guinea United States Alumni Association (GUSAA) organized a ceremony to launch their national awareness campaign of workshops to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Guinea. The campaign will be financed by a small grant from the State Department.  

  • The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research makes his speech (Embassy image)
    The Guinea Fulbright Alumni Association Launching Ceremony

    On September 12, 2014, Conakry US Embassy Public Affairs Section organized a launching ceremony for Guinea Fulbright Alumni Association in the USAID Multipurpose room. Three Guinean Ministers, including the minister of higher education and Scientific Research, the minister of finances, the minister of youth and youth employment and more than 70 students, school administrators, lecturers and Alumni attended the program. 

  • SSH recipient René Lamah, representing the N’Zerekore School for the Blind, which received $10,000 to purchase new materials for the school (Embassy image)
    U.S. to Strengthen Development and Human Rights in Guinea by Supporting Community Projects

    On Wednesday, September 10, the Embassy of the United States in Conakry awarded 11 grants to local organizations committed to promoting human rights and local development throughout Guinea. The projects include efforts to support women’s rights, combat poverty and improve economic opportunity. 

  • The Guinean delegation at a trade show booth.  Several orders were made with this exhibitor (Embassy image)
    Magic Market Week

    From August 17 - 20, 2014 U.S. Embassy Conakry’s Economic Assistant and a Guinean Delegation of 15 business people attended Magic Market Week in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

  • CDC's Director visit to Conakry Airport Health Screening (Embassy image)
    Director of the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Visits Conakry

    Conakry, August 29 – Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Tom Frieden, is in Guinea to see firsthand the impact of the Ebola outbreak, to assess response activities, and to hear from government officials, international partners, and health care workers to see what can be done to stop the disease. 

  • Madame Conde toured the Emergency Operations Center and met with Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the CDC, and other leaders on CDC’s Ebola efforts (CDC image)
    First Lady Djéné Conde at CDC Atlanta

    While she was in the United States, Madame Djéné Conde, the First Lady of the Republic of Guinea, visited CDC in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 12, 2014. Madame Conde toured the Emergency Operations Center and met with Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the CDC, and other leaders on CDC’s Ebola efforts. She also taped a public safety announcement in the CDC studios to be used for Ebola prevention efforts in Guinea. 

Ebola Update

  • The epidemiological situation, as of October 11, 2014, is as follows:

    13 new confirmed cases were reported across the country; 151 patients of whom 124 confirmed and 27 suspects pending laboratory results are hospitalized in the treatment centers of Conakry and Gueckedou, and in the transit center of Macenta;

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Message for U.S. Citizens

  • ABSENTEE VOTING WEEK: September 29 – October 6
    If you would like to drop off your completed Federal Post Card Application or completed ballot for delivery to the United States via diplomatic pouch free of charge, the U.S. Embassy in Conakry has dedicated the week of September 29 – October 6 as Absentee Voting Week to provide voter assistance and accept voted ballots and Federal Post Card Applications. If you would like to get more information on receiving and processing your ballot, please contact the Consular section either via ConConakry@state.gov, or by calling 65-710-4444.

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