During its 10-month stay in Guinea, Mercy Ships will perform thousands of surgeries and life-changing medical consultations.
In addition to providing direct health care to the people of Guinea, here are other projects we’re working on:
Location: Africa’s west coast
Population: About 10 million in 24 ethnic groups
Unemployment: 65 percent
Average annual income: $560
Literacy: 36 percent
Health conditions in Guinea are among the poorest in the world.
About 40 percent of children suffer from chronic malnutrition.
Preventable diseases such as measles and meningitis returned in 2009.
Despite these dire circumstances, the country has made significant gains in the last several decades.
Life expectancy has increased by 15 years.