Responding to COVID-19 in Guinea

Centre de Traitement des Épidémies de Nongo, à Conakry

Guinea 2020 © MSF

Guinea is among the African countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 2,900 confirmed cases and 19 deaths reported. In the capital, Conakry, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has converted a former Ebola treatment center into a place to treat COVID-19 patients. The newly opened center will receive patients with moderate symptoms of the virus, as there is no available equipment or expertise to be able to treat severe cases, for now. The health system in Guinea remains very fragile since the devastating West Africa Ebola outbreak of 2014-15. MSF will also continue to provide support to the health system so that people suffering from malaria, measles, HIV, and other illnesses will still be able to receive care.