Study of the Future of those Recovered from COVID-19 from Treatment centers in Guinea from March 2020 to January 2021

Authors

  • S. Sow
  • F.B. Diakité
  • I. Diallo
  • C. T. Sidibe
  • A. B. Diallo
  • M. C. Tshikolasoni
  • M.O. Balde

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v14i4.18597

Keywords:

Cured, COVID-19, Guinea, stigmatization, psychological, socio-economic perspectives.

Abstract

SARS-CoV-2 appeared in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. The Guinean Government has taken important measures
since the notification of the first case on March 12, 2020, in particular the follow-up of the recovered. The objective of this
study was to describe the health and socio-economic problems faced by those who recovered from COVID-19 in Guinea.
This was a descriptive cross-sectional study by simple random sampling in the five communes of Conakry and the regions
of Kindia, Labé, and Kankan. Up to 330 COVID-19 survivors responded to the survey, 99% of whom were from the urban
area. The male gender represented 70.3%, and the 19-38 age group was the most represented (61.82%). Pupils, students/
teachers, health personnel, and academics respectively represented 10.91%, 17.58%, and 62.73%. In this study, 70% were
married against 28.18% single, and 8.79% moved after leaving the CTEPI. There is a statically significant link between
stigma and job loss with a p-value of 0.002. Stigma was strongly associated with community residence, change in income,
and post Covid-19 stress (P <0.05). The cured people who live in the communes of Ratoma, Matam, and Matoto are more
in the process of being stigmatized than the others, with respectively 27.6%, 23.4%, and 19.1% (p = 0.001). These results
show the need to support COVID-19 survivors from health, psychological and socio-economic perspectives.

Author Biographies

S. Sow

Organisation Mondiale de la Santé, Bureau OMS Guinée, 2Faculté des Science et Technique de la santé, Chaire de santé publique,Université Gamal Abdel Nasser de Conakry.

F.B. Diakité

Organisation Mondiale de la Santé, Bureau OMS Guinée

I. Diallo

Organisation Mondiale de la Santé, Bureau OMS Guinée

C. T. Sidibe

Organisation Mondiale de la Santé, Bureau OMS Guinée

A. B. Diallo

Organisation Mondiale de la Santé, Bureau de Dakar, 4Organisation Mondiale de la Santé, Bureau AFRO.

M. C. Tshikolasoni

Organisation Mondiale de la Santé, Bureau OMS Guinée, 

M.O. Balde

Organisation Mondiale de la Santé, Bureau OMS Guinée

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Published

2022-10-10

How to Cite

S. Sow, F.B. Diakité, I. Diallo, C. T. Sidibe, A. B. Diallo, M. C. Tshikolasoni, & M.O. Balde. (2022). Study of the Future of those Recovered from COVID-19 from Treatment centers in Guinea from March 2020 to January 2021. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 13(4), 217–222. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v14i4.18597