EC Status and Availability

Guinea-Conakry

EC ever use among women of reproductive age: 0.2% (DHS 2005)

EC knowledge among women of reproductive age: 16.3% (DHS 2012)

Contraceptive Use: 16.9% (DHS 2005, ever use of a modern method among women of reproductive age)

Registered LNG-EC products:

  • NorLevo 1.5mg* - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Optinor - Available only from family planning clinics (applies to Optinor in most countries)
  • Revoke 1.5* - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)
  • Revoke 72* - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)

Registered UPA-EC products:

  • ellaOne* - Available directly from pharmacist without prescription (i.e. BTC)

Products marked with * have been approved by a stringent regulatory authority, such as the WHO Prequalification Programme, the US Food and Drug Administration, the European Medicines Agency, or other.

Where at least one type of ECP is available: Public sector clinics, Pharmacies

Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: No data available

Legal/regulatory documents in which EC is included: No data available

Pricing information: The price of EC ranges from GNF 5000 - GNF 65000 ($0.73 - $9.50), as of 2013

Other relevant information: In Guinea-Conakry, the lowest cadre of health workers allowed to sell/dispense ECPs in the public sector is auxiliary nurses. The lowest cadre of health workers allowed to sell/dispense ECPs in the private sector is clinical officers. (Data as of 2013.) (USAID/DELIVER, Contraceptive Security Indicators, 2013)

In 2013, EC was procured by the government (JSI/Deliver data).

Guinea's Essential Medicines List does not include EC.

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