Guinea: ICRC assists hospitals
19-07-2001 News Release 01/28
Guéckédou. Hospital destroyed in the fighting.
ICRC - SIDLER, Roland - 25/03/2001
Although the military clashes that rocked south-eastern Guinea early this year have subsided, tension remains high in this area bordering on Liberia and Sierra Leone. Last week the ICRC delivered medical supplies, including medicines, worth 161,000 Swiss francs to five hospitals and surgical facilities in Kissidougou, Lola, Yomou and Sanoyha.
In April the ICRC held two seminars on war surgery in Conakry and Nzérékoré, enabling 70civilian and military surgeons to improve their skills in caring for people wounded in armed conflicts. The following month two ICRC specialists – a surgeon and a nurse anaesthetist – provided further practical training at the Kissidougou hospital, the Sanoyha medical and surgical clinic and the Camp Samory Touré military hospital in Conakry.