Guinea Children

About Guinea

Save the Children has worked in Guinea since 1997. Our programs focus on the availability and quality of formal and informal education, improving health services for children and mothers and child protection. We also incorporate HIV/AIDS information into our health and education initiatives. Community participation is a driving force behind our work, which reaches some 570 communities and benefits hundreds of thousands of Guineans as well as thousands of refugees from neighboring countries.

Facts About

More than 11 Million
live there

Girls only stay in school an average of 8 years

100 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday

A parent earns an average
of just $1 a day

Our Work

We build elementary schools, improve community participation in all aspects of school management, and encourage gender and urban/rural equity in primary education. In collaboration with the Guinean government, Save the Children is increasing the quality and use of essential family planning and maternal-child health services. We deliver school-based health and nutrition activities to help children be healthier and stay in school. HIV/AIDS information is incorporated into our health and education initiatives.

Our Work in

Last Year, Save the Children...

provided 17,026 children
with a healthy start in life

gave 4,071 children
vital nourishment

Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2014 State of the World’s Mothers report. You can access detailed data here.

Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2014; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Programe 2014; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2014

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