Guinea

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Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) first began working in Guinea in 1984. The country has rich deposits of bauxite, diamonds and gold, but due to political instability and a lack of infrastructure, little of this wealth reaches Guinea’s people, who are among the poorest in West Africa.

The 2014 Ebola outbreak originated in Guinea, spreading to Sierra Leone and Liberia. Our work in the country has focused on infectious diseases, including Ebola and HIV.