Whom We Serve

Location of Compassion Evangelical Hospital

Compassion Evangelical Hospital is being built at the commercial crossroads town of Mamou in central Guinea, West Africa, about 5 hours drive north of the coastal capital town of Conakry on paved highway. Mamou is centrally located between two large people groups, the 4 million Pular or Fulani people of NW Guinea and the 3 million Maninka people of NE Guinea. Although these two groups are only 2 of the 41 tribal groups in Guinea, together they make up some 70% of the Guinean population, and are 99.999% Muslim.

The country of Guinea has profound medical needs. While biostatistics from the region are mere estimates of the magnitude of human suffering, the country of Guinea, which is ranked as the 17th least developed country in the world according to the United Nations Development Program, has an infant mortality rate of around 1 in 10 and an under 5 mortality rate of 1 in 6. Around 1 in 60 pregnancies ends in maternal death. Most people in the rural areas have little or no access to health care.

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