GIZ has been working in Guinea on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) since the late 1980s.
GIZ is currently implementing a programme on basic education for the population on behalf of BMZ. As part of the programme, GIZ is offering in-service training for Guinean teachers and improving the learning environment for children, for example, helping them to complete their primary education. Another programme being implemented by GIZ on behalf of BMZ aims to improve health care and health education among the Guinean population. At present, only three out of ten children receive post-natal medical care. One of the ways in which GIZ raises awareness among young women and men about family health is by organising health education measures in youth centres.