Katiola program: Saving mothers and children’s life in Cote d’Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire

The political and military crises of 2002-2010 have taken a severe toll on the Ivorian health system: according to the World Health Organization, it is one of the weakest in Africa, with only one medical doctor and five midwives per 10,000 inhabitants.

As the maternal mortality rate is very high, the Ministry of Health has made maternal healthcare one of its main priorities, offering it free of charge to all pregnant women.

However, budgetary restrictions, drug stockouts and a lack of trained health personnel, among other factors, continue to hamper access to quality medical services for women and young children.

In the Hambol Region we run a project in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. Our team aims to improve the management of obstetric and neonatal emergencies in this rural setting by supporting the Katiola referral hospital and three primary health centres in the region.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are responding to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in Côte d’Ivoire.

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