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 10.5 Million
live there

About 40% of girls and boys are out of school

94 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday

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...

protected 111,994
from harm

Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2017 End of Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here.

Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook 2015;

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