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Guinea: ICRC renovates eight medical facilities

25-01-2008 News Release 08/11

Conakry (ICRC) – Working in cooperation with the Guinean health ministry, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has renovated eight medical facilities, making them better able to handle any sudden influx of casualties.

Labé regional hospital, where work has just finished, was the last of these projects. Efforts here focused on improving the water and sewerage systems and partly renovating the accident and emergency unit. The final step will be the donation of a 60 kVA generator. “The ICRC’s top priority is to help health facilities in the country offer the best possible care,” explained Georg Cunz, head of the ICRC’s Guinea delegation.

The ICRC will be continuing its programmes during 2008. In particular, the organization will be supporting the Société des eaux de Guinée (the Guinean water authority, SEG) by renovating water-processing plant and by setting up water points in suburban areas that the SEG does not cover.

For further information, please contact:
  Salha Benzeghiba, ICRC Conakry, tel: +224 6335 13 61 or +224 63 40 88 94