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.
Jhpiego has been active in Côte d’Ivoire since the late 1980s, initially collaborating with the faculty of medicine at the University of Abidjan with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Currently, Jhpiego works in Côte d’Ivoire to implement the followin
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.