The European Union has earmarked six million euros, or 65 billion Guinean francs, for the response to the coronavirus epidemic in Guinea, under a contract signed on Monday with the NGO Alima (Alliance for International Medical), announced the European delegation in a statement.
The funds should be injected in a project related to the health crisis and support the populations.
As stated in the press release, “the 6-month project will support the National Health Security Agency (ANSS), under the Ministry of Health, firstly in the management of Covid-19 cases, prevention and control of the infection, and secondly to limit the spread and impact of the pandemic on the health system”.
Nearly 1,700 patients have already benefited from this initiative, which targets 3,300 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Guinea.
To date, the country has recorded 5,570 cases, including 34 deaths according to the official death toll. This is the second EU project dedicated to the response against Covid-19, after the one concluded with the NGO Terre des hommes for €2.5 million.