Communicable Disease in Guinea - The Dangers of Malaria
Malaria is the leading communicable disease in Guinea and among the five leading causes of in-patient deaths among children under five years of age. Through the efforts of the country’s National Malaria Control Program—with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-led U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)—tremendous progress has been made to reduce malaria prevalence, annual malaria incidence, and in-patient deaths.
Below we describe how the StopPalu project (2013–2017)—deriving its name from paludisme, French for malaria—boosted local capacity to prevent, diagnose, and treat malaria. This work continues through the StopPalu+ project. Read more about StopPalu+ here.