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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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  • Remarks by the President at Opening Session of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit (Dept State Image)

    Obama speaking at U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

    Good morning, everyone. Michelle and I were honored to host you and your wonderful spouses at dinner last night. I hope people didn’t stay out too late.

  • 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 
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    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.

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

    Guinean YALI “Mandela” hold press conference

    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.

  • Secretary Kerry said the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report is a reminder of what happens in many dark places, in need light. (Dept State image)

    2014 Trafficking in Persons Report

    The State Department released its 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report, compiling a year’s worth of research into modern sex slavery and forced labor conditions around the world.

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  • 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. 

  • 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.  

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    An Alumnus organizes a workshop on family planning

    On Sunday, June 15, 2014, the Youth Movement for Non-Violence hosted a meeting on "Family planning and awareness about sexually transmitted diseases," The challenge was to discuss ideas and suggestions related to the topic and to educate young girls also train them to be better prepared in different areas such as volunteering, so they can inform and educate youth in their own communities. During the discussion, the president of the movement Abdourahmane Balde, newly returned from the United States, shared his American experiences and his knowledge on volunteering he has acquired during his IVLP program. 

  •  First Lady’s representatives attend the AWEP training (Embasssy image)
    AWEP Guinea 2 Day workshop

    On May 28 and 29, 2014, the U.S. Embassy in Conakry welcomed more than 100 African Women Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) members to a two-day workshop with a particular focus on the implementation of their action plan.  

  • 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.  

  • U.S. Embassy Conakry Press Releases  (Embassy image)
    CDC Team Arrives in Guinea

    In response to the Government of Guinea's request for assistance in responding to the Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak, a team of five specialists from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention arrived in Conakry March 31.  

Ebola Update

  • August 14, 2014

    As of August 14, there are 523 confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea, with 380 of deaths. 103 patients were cured in different treatment centers. The confirmed cases are in Guéckédou, Conakry, Siguiri, and Pita.
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    Seven previously affected prefectures (Telimele, Kissidougou Dabola Dinguiraye Kouroussa and Boffa) did not report any new cases this week.

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