Guinea is dealing with a lot of diseases. It’s a country that very few people knew about until the Ebola outbreak. CDC started working mostly in four areas: epidemiology, surveillance, laboratory and
emergency management. The biggest difference is with the Field
Epidemiology Training Program to detect diseases and epidemics on the ground and respond to them very effectively. We brought capacity to develop an
Emergency Operation Center to respond, to coordinate emergencies that is totally led now by the Ministry. The structures are built, the people are trained, but what has been acquired is very fragile. There’s daily costs to make sure that
the program is sustainable so that when they will be hit with another emergency They will be better prepared, they will be able to detect it quickly and respond to it quickly and save lives.