Oumar Toure, Angeline Dia Lou Balona Anoble and Nathan Rehr
Several days a week, Isabelle Marie Kouame, a community health worker (CHW) in rural Dimbokro, Côte D’Ivoire, makes home visits to clients in her small town. When she arrived at the door of a 40-year-old mechanic, Isabelle pulled out her phone and tapped the CommCare application. This
With support from Jhpiego and champions like Dr. Jean Claude Comoe, Côte d’Ivoire is building a sustainable cervical cancer prevention program. More than 36,000 women have benefited from a low-cost, effective screen-and-treat approach.
By Gahan Furlane and Gbedon Boni “Charles” Amoussou | Contributor: Lazar Coulibaly
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire—A dozen women are gathered in a spacious, first-floor room at Marcory Hospital one Tuesday, listening to a doctor and midwife explain the risks of cervical cancer and the screening services available at this city health facility. Seated among them is Irene, an H
By Oumar Toure, Kiyali Ouattara and Alisha Horowitz
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – Mariam Cissé could not have expected the shocking news that a precancerous lesion had formed on her cervix when she went for her annual exam at a treatment center that offers outpatient care and counseling in Abidjan. After all, the 41-year-old, HIV-positive m
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire—Cathérine could hardly hope for good news when she went to Abobo General Hospital for a consultation. After all, she had gotten used to bad news. Her husband died in 2002 of an HIV-related illness and about a year ago, Cathérine learned that she is HIV-positive.