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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.

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    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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  • CDC's Director visit to Conakry Airport Health Screening (Embassy image)

    Director of the US’s CDC 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.

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    CDC: Ebola in Guinea

    An outbreak of Ebola has been ongoing in Guinea since March 2014. This outbreak also affects Sierra Leone and Liberia; to date more than 1320 cases have occurred in the three countries and more...

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  • 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.

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  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  •  Mrs Yansané Bintou Toure (Embasssy image)
    IVLP Africa Regional Project: Women Leaders: Promoting Peace and Security

    Well, the time has come .... It's the turn of Mrs Yansané Bintou Toure to participate in the International Visitors Leadership Program.  

  • Guinean YALI “Mandela” Fellows hold press conference at the Maison de la Presse (Embassy image)
    Guinean YALI “Mandela” Fellows hold press conference at the Maison de la Presse

    On Wednesday August 6, 2014 five of the YALI Mandela Fellows from Guinea and the Guinean Minister of Youth, Moustapha Naite, met with members of the press at the Maison de la Presse. With the Permission of the Mandela family, President Obama re-named the YALI program after the famous South African leader at the Young African Leaders Summit held in Washington DC. The Guinean Minister of Youth, Public Affairs Officer Kimberly Phelan Royston, and each of the Mandela fellows spoke and answered questions from the press. The Mandela fellows invited all of the young leaders of Guinea to become part of the YALI Network. In addition, the Minister of Youth shared the good news about Guinea’s commitment to host the World Youth Conference in collaboration with Peace Child International and the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Guinea in December 2014.  

  • The six Washington Fellows from Guinea for 2014 are pictured (left to right): Pierre Balamou, N’Sira Daraba, Alpha Yaya Souare, Amadou Sekou Cissoko, Sekou Mansare, and Mohammed Yaya Diallo (Embassy Image)
    Bon Voyage to the 6 YALI Washington Fellows from Guinea

    The 500 Washington Fellows from all over Africa arrived June 14 for six weeks of academic coursework and training at 20 of America’s top universities. The coursework and programs focus on three tracks: civic leadership, public management, and business and entrepreneurship. On July 28-30, they will participate in a Presidential Summit for the Fellows convened by President Obama in Washington, DC. The Washington Fellowship is a key part of President Obama’s commitment to invest in the future of Africa.  

  • Political Officer Caleb Goddard and his 12 year old daughter (Embassy image)
    U.S Embassy Staff Visit Ebola Treatment Center in Gueckedou

    During a recent trip to the Forest Region, Political Officer Caleb Goddard and his 12 year old daughter visited the Ebola isolation center in Gueckedou. Gueckedou has had the most confirmed cases of Ebola in Guinea. The center is run by Medecins Sans Frontieres, The World Health Organization, and Guinea’s Ministry of Health.  

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Ebola Update

  • August 31, 2014

    As of August 30,2014 there are 749 cases including 563 confirmed, 150 probable and 36 suspects; cumulative deaths are 489 including 337 confirmed, 150 probable and 02 suspects. 

    Confirmed cases are in Guéckédou, Macenta, Conakry, Pita, and Dubréka.
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    Six previously affected prefectures (N'Zérékoré, Yomou, Siguiri, Kouroussa, Forécariah and Boffa) have not reported any new cases this week.

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