Guinea http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Guinea Country content en Local Purchase of Solar Salt Increases Income and Improves Nutrition in Guinea http://www.wfp.org/stories/local-purchase-solar-salt-increases-income-and-improves-nutrition-guinea Using a new method for extracting salt that relies on the sun and wind, small-scale farmers in Guinea are now producing a naturally-iodized salt without damaging the environment. WFP has already purchased 35 mt of the local salt, providing an important source of income for smallholder farmers while improving the nutrition of local communities. Guinea local purchases Local Africa Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:43:27 +0000 Merel van Egdom 642196 at http://www.wfp.org Guinea’s First Lady Appeals for Greater Investment in WFP School Feeding Programmes http://www.wfp.org/stories/guinea%E2%80%99s-first-lady-appeals-greater-investment-wfp-school-feeding-programmes As WFP launches a new approach to school feeding in Guinea, the country’s First Lady has called on the private sector and parliamentary groups to invest in the school meals programme. This renewed support reinforces WFP’s efforts to develop a sustainable, nationally-owned programme in the country. Development Operation (DEV) School Meals Guinea Local Africa School Meals Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:30:51 +0000 Merel van Egdom 641876 at http://www.wfp.org Japan Contributes US$1.6 Million To Support WFP Operations In Guinea http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/japan-contributes-us16-million-support-wfp-operations-guinea CONAKRY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a new contribution of US$1.6 million from the Government of Japan to support operations in Guinea. Hunger TV Guinea Local Africa Floods Focus on Women Food for Assets Nutrition School Meals Sat, 31 May 2014 20:56:08 +0000 WFP 641646 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Launches “1,000 Days” Pilot Project To Prevent Chronic Malnutrition http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-launches-%E2%80%9C1000-days%E2%80%9D-pilot-project-prevent-chronic-malnutrition CONAKRY –In March 2014, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Guinean Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene launched a pilot project funded by the Japanese Government to prevent chronic malnutrition in the prefecture of Labé. Development Operation (DEV) Nutrition Guinea Local Africa Nutrition Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:47:28 +0000 WFP 641154 at http://www.wfp.org Preventing Chronic Malnutrition in Guinea - Launch of the “1000 days” pilot project in Labé http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/preventing-chronic-malnutrition-guinea-launch-%E2%80%9C1000-days%E2%80%9D-pilot-project-lab%C3%A9 On March 21st 2014, WFP launched a pilot project to prevent chronic malnutrition in Guinea. The “1,000 days” project aims to reduce stunting amongst children under the age of 2 and offers support to pregnant and lactating women and infants in order for them to have an optimal nutrition status from the moment of conception until the child’s second birthday.   Guinea Local Nutrition Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:32:03 +0000 WFP 641021 at http://www.wfp.org Women Farmers Group Scales Up In Rural Guinea http://www.wfp.org/stories/group-women-farmers-scales-rural-guinea The last few years have been difficult for the “Sultans,” a group of women farmers from the small village of Sountoudiana in Northeast Guinea. Harvests have barely been enough to feed their families, especially during the lean season, and the region suffers from high levels of food insecurity and low enrolment rates. With support from WFP, however, the group has tripled crop yields and doubled membership. Today the Sultans are supplying local school canteens and selling their surplus locally, in the process building the resilience of the entire community.   Development Operation (DEV) Focus on Women Guinea rural development women Local Africa Food for Assets Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:29:55 +0000 WFP 640458 at http://www.wfp.org Guinea: Nutrition Support Helps Mother Overcome Shock Of HIV Diagnosis http://www.wfp.org/stories/guinea-nutrition-support-helps-mother-overcome-shock-HIV-diagnosis While she was pregnant with her first child, Djamilatou was told she was HIV positive. It was a huge shock and it left her reeling. But a friend advised her to go to a WFP-supported clinic and, as a result of following that advice, she now has two healthy children and is preparing for a return to the world of work.  Development Operation (DEV) Fight Against HIV/AIDS Guinea Guinea hiv nutrition Global Africa HIV/AIDS Sun, 19 Jan 2014 21:41:42 +0000 WFP 639579 at http://www.wfp.org Guinea: Nutrition Support Helps Mother Overcome Shock Of HIV Diagnosis http://www.wfp.org/stories/guinea-nutrition-support-helps-mother-overcome-shock-HIV-diagnosis While she was pregnant with her first child, Djamilatou was told she was HIV positive. It was a huge shock and it left her reeling. But a friend advised her to go to a WFP-supported clinic and, as a result of following that advice, she now has two healthy children and is preparing for a return to the world of work.  Development Operation (DEV) Fight Against HIV/AIDS Guinea Guinea hiv nutrition Global Africa HIV/AIDS Sun, 19 Jan 2014 21:41:42 +0000 WFP 639579 at http://www.wfp.org Preventing Malnutrition, Supporting Women At Nutrition Centers In Guinea http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/preventing-malnutrition-supporting-women-nutrition-centers-guinea Guinea is a young nation – more than two-fifths of the population are under the age of 15. Because access to basic social services remains limited nationwide, nutrition centers are an important place for pregnant women and nursing mothers to get advice and nutrition support that will help them stay healthy, and help their children grow and develop healthy bodies and minds. Guinea Guinea Malnutrition nutrition woman Nutrition Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:29:45 +0000 WFP 608458 at http://www.wfp.org Preventing Malnutrition, Supporting Women At Nutrition Centers In Guinea http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/preventing-malnutrition-supporting-women-nutrition-centers-guinea Guinea is a young nation – more than two-fifths of the population are under the age of 15. Because access to basic social services remains limited nationwide, nutrition centers are an important place for pregnant women and nursing mothers to get advice and nutrition support that will help them stay healthy, and help their children grow and develop healthy bodies and minds. Guinea Guinea Malnutrition nutrition woman Nutrition Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:29:45 +0000 WFP 608458 at http://www.wfp.org