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AIDS Programmes

National Strategic Framework: 2002-2007

Epidemiological Assessment:

Assessment of overall health sector response and capacity

In 2002, Guinea developed its National Strategic Framework for a Multisectoral Response to HIV/AIDS for 2002–2007 with the objective of intensifying the national response to the epidemic, including preventing mother-to-child transmission, promoting condom use, ensuring blood safety, conducting epidemiological surveillance, expanding voluntary counselling and testing and providing care and treatment, including antiretroviral therapy. It also outlines targeted interventions for vulnerable population groups, including young people, women, refugees, sex workers, mining workers and armed forces.

Critical issues and major challenges

Despite the high level of political commitment and efforts made in recent years, the national response to the epidemic remains in its early stages and has been weakened by inadequate resources. The capacity of the health sector needs to be strengthened to meet the growing domestic need for HIV prevention, care and treatment services, especially at the decentralized level. Access to HIV testing and HIV-related care and treatment, including antiretroviral therapy is limited. Services for preventing mother-to-child transmission are also limited. The cost of antiretroviral drugs is high, and the Pharmacie Centrale de Guine´e has difficulty in supporting the direct and indirect costs of antiretroviral therapy and in supplying the necessary medicines.

Source: UNAIDS

HIV/AIDS Organisations

  Foundation Espoit Guinee
Contact person: Abdul Rahim Diallo, President Tel: +224 29 92 87
Location: CAPSANTE
Rue DI-785
Quatrier Miniere
030 BP 34
Conakry, Guinea
Fax: +224 29 92 87
What we do:

  UNAIDS Country Co-ordinator
Contact person: Damien Rwegera Tel: +224 43 36 40
Location: Fax: +224 43 36 24
What we do:

  UNAIDS Theme Group on HIV/AIDS, Chair
Contact person: Ivan Hermans Tel: +224 46 88 98
Location: Mobile: +224 11 21 54 61
  Fax: +224 412 485
What we do:

 UNAIDS Regional Support Team for West and Central Africa
Contact person: Dr Meskerem Grunitzky Bekele, director Tel: +221 869 06 64
Location: P.O. Box 5748
Dakar, Senegal
Fax: +221 869 06 80
What we do:

Sources: - The Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
- The World Bank
- World Health Organization
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Country Profiles
- United Nations Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs. 2005. “World Population Prospects: The 2004 Revision.” New York.
- The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Treatment Map

Adult HIV Prevalence Rate (%): 1.5%
No. Of People living with HIV/AIDS: 85,000
No. Of HIV Testing & Counseling Sites: 14
No. Of People in need of ART: 23,000
No. Of People 0-49 years On ART: 1,774
No. Of Sites Reportedly Distributing ART: 4—University Hospital of Donka, a regional hospital in Mamou, a site operated by Me´decins Sans Frontie`res Belgium and a site operated by Organisation Catholique Pour la Promotion Humaine.
No. Of People on ART Public Sector: n/a
No. Of People on ART Private Sector: n/a
No. Of People on ART in Non-Governmental Programmes: n/a
No. Of People Expected to be on ART (2006 End): n/a
Front Line Drug Regimen: zidovudine + lamivudine + nevirapine; zidovudine + lamivudine + efavirenz; stavudine + lamivudine + nevirapine; and stavudine + lamivudine + efavirenz
*PMTCT Regimen: n/a

HIV/AIDS Fund Disbursements:
Total Funds Disbursed By The Global Fund as of Sept. 2006: US$8,357,016
Total Funds Disbursed By The World Bank Multi-Country HIV/AIDS Programme (MAP) as of Sept. 2006: US$ 20.3 million
Total Funds Disbursed By PEPFAR During 2005 Fiscal Year: nil


Demographics (United Nations Population Fund):
Population: 9,402,000
Population aged 15-59: 4,761,000
Urban population: 3,429,000

Under 5 mortality per 1000 births: 166
Male life expectancy: 52 years
Female life expectancy: 55 years
Combined average life expectancy: 53.5 years
Combined average life expectancy 1975-1980: 41.4 years

Education (UNESCO, 2004):
Males with secondary education as percentage of secondary school-age youths:
34% (2004 UNESCO Institute for Statistics estimate)
Females with secondary education as percentage of secondary school-age youths:
17% (2004 UNESCO Institute for Statistics estimate)

Literacy rates (UNESCO, 2004):
Percentage of literate males aged 15 or older: n/a
Percentage of literate females aged 15 or older: n/a
Combined literacy rate for aged 15 or older: n/a
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