Our work in Guinea
At a glance
Guinea's mineral wealth makes it potentially one of Africa's richest countries, but its people are some of the poorest in West Africa.
Sightsavers in Guinea
Sightsavers has worked in Guinea with local partners, such as the Ministry of Health, since 1993. These partners work to prevent blindness and deliver eye care to the neediest parts of the country.
Projects include mass distribution of the drug Mectizan® to prevent river blindness and the new eye care unit at Boke hospital funded by the Anglo American Group Foundation. This new unit will meet the eye care needs of 1,500,000 people in the areas of Boké, Gaoual, Koundara, Boffa and Fria. To find out more about the projects that Anglo American Group Foundation support visit their page by clicking here.
Dr Barry Mamadou
Dr Barry Mamadou isn’t just treating patients in Guinea today – with our support he’s training eye specialists for the whole of West Africa.
Making a difference
Mariama is responsible for training new eye care students at the Labe Eye Care Unit in Guinea.
Protected in Guinea
The people of Hore Fello have been safe from river blindness for nearly ten years.
Getting back her dignity
Imagine if, like Djouma Oury Diallo, everyday acts like going to the toilet unassisted were impossible