Mercy Ships has visited the West African country several times in cooperation with national and local partners, to bring sustainable development
43.7% of the population live below the poverty line of $2 per day
UN Development Index
Rank: 182 out of 191
Doctors per million inhabitants
Fula,Maninka, Susu, 3 other tribal languages and French
Partnership focusing on sustainable development
Mercy Ships first visited Guinea, West Africa in 1992. Since then, our ships have returned to the port of Conakry three times, most recently in 2018-2019, when more than 10,000 patients received assistance.
Local partnership has become a model for Mercy Ships in education, training and advocacy; building capacity in the next generation of dentists to serve the people of Guinea.
These dentists are now receiving training at the university, which Mercy Ships has renovated. It is now possible to learn up-to-date techniques in the dental simulation room, training lab and clinical suite. Dental students can now practice their skills on mannequins and patients in mentoring programmes, to complete clinical training alongside academic learning.
Overview of the operations delivered by Mercy Ships in the most recent field service in Guinea
WOMEN’S HEALTH SURGERIES
Dental care is important to prevent diseases and conditions that can be serious and lead to pain, reduced work capacity and loss of quality of life. Untreated dental conditions can even be life-threatening.
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