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As part of the Guinea Health News project, CFI and its partner Fraternité Médicale Guinée (Guinea Medical Fraternity, FMG) are publishing a reference brochure for Guinea's health journalists.
Launched in May 2016, this project offers practical workshops for strengthening journalists' know-how and specific knowledge in this area.
To supplement this training, two doctors from FMG – Dr Fatoumata Binta Bah and Dr Mariam Françoise Diallo – have written a guide to provide specific information on various health-related topics, such as malaria, tuberculosis, epidemic diseases, STDs, pregnancy, vaccinations, diet and daily hygiene.
All these issues are tackled in a straightforward way, with practical advice also being given. In a country where maternal and infant/child mortality rates are still high, this guide represents a valuable tool for journalists seeking to deliver clear and appropriate messages to the local population.
The advice that it gives is just as relevant to other countries in Africa.