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Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Why are we There?

  • Access to healthcare
  • Epidemic/Endemic disease

Our Work


  • This year Katiola hospital’s maternity unit started providing care for complicated deliveries and ante- and neonatal emergencies.
  • With the Ministry of Health, Médecins Sans Frontières opened a mother and child health programme in Katiola hospital in 2014.
  • Médecins Sans Frontières renovated Katiola’s maternity unit and the two operating theatres, built a water supply and sewage network in the hospital, and organised training for midwives. As a result, emergency obstetric care and complicated deliveries are now being managed by Médecins Sans Frontières.


Ebola in neighbouring countries

  • As a consequence of the Ebola outbreak, the borders with Liberia and Guinea were closed in August.
  • Médecins Sans Frontières collaborated with the health authorities to build an Ebola management centre in Yopougon hospital in Abidjan (the country’s largest city), as a contingency plan. Médecins Sans Frontières also supported the training of health staff and rapid investigation teams.


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Médecins Sans Frontières has been working in country since 1990 and at the end of 2014, Médecins Sans Frontières had 152 staff working in the country. 

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