Overview of health
challenges

As of 2004, there were an estimated nine physicians, 31 nurses, and 15 midwives per 100,000 people in Côte d'Ivoire. About 77 percent of the population had access to safe water in 2000.

In Côte d'Ivoire, five neglected tropical diseases (lymphatic filariasis, soil-transmitted helminthiasis, schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis and trachoma) constitute a public health concern because of their morbidity and profound impact on poor populations and how this perpetuates the cycle of poverty. Malaria is the leading cause of mortality among children and continues to be the top reason for medical consultations and hospitalizations. Yellow fever, sleeping sickness, yaws, leprosy, trachoma, and meningitis are endemic and malnutrition affects 24 percent of children under the age of five. According to the CIA World Factbook, as of 2014 there were 460,100 people living with HIV/AIDS in the country. The high incidence of HIV/AIDS is attributed to a lack of HIV education programs.

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History

Rotary Family Health Days in Côte d'Ivoire was launched in February 2018. Major support came from Rotary districts in West Africa, USA and Canada, as well as 12 Rotary clubs in Canada and one in Georgia, USA.  

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Rotary Family
Health Days Sites

Rotary clubs in the country and D9101 gave both financial and logistical support. 

Click the sites below to see highlights from a selection of Health Days that were held in Côte d'Ivoire.

The Rotary Family Health Days launch"/>

These sites provided 16,002 people with 64,036 healthcare services - an average of four healthcare services delivered to each person who visited one of the Rotary Family Health Days sites.

Impact

The campaign saw 542 people volunteer at 17 sites. The country steering committee also secured the endorsement and support from government departments.

Mothers registering themselves and their babies
Mothers registering themselves and their babies

These sites provided 16,002 people with 64,036 healthcare services - an average of four healthcare services delivered to each person who visited one of the Rotary Family Health Days sites.

People shelter from the sun as they wait their turn

The 2018 reached people from 11 cities at 21 sites in the 14 health districts of Côte d'Ivoire. Partners in this program included UNICEF, WHO and local NGOs such as Hopelife and Alliance CI.

People shelter from the sun as they wait their turn
People shelter from the sun as they wait their turn

Testimonials

The Regional Director of Health and Public Hygiene of the Abidjan 1 Grands Ponts Region, Dr Elisabeth Kouakou, representing Dr Raymonde Goudou Coffie, Minister of Health and Public Hygiene greeted and thanked the participants in the name of the Minister of Health for having honored with their presence this launching ceremony of fairground consultations called: Rotary Family Health Days the fruit of the collaboration between Rotary and the Ministry. She praised this Rotary initiative for associating her department with these family health days.

- Germain Tomegah, RFHA Program Manager

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Côte d’ Ivoire Rotary Family Health Days reports

As a result of movement and gathering restrictions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2020 campaign was unable to take place.

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