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Côte d’Ivoire

Since the late 1980s, we have worked in these technical areas:

Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases

Malaria Prevention and Treatment

Infection Prevention and Control

Digital Health

Our impact

  • Jhpiego helped the Government of Côte d’Ivoire change its national policy to authorize nurses and midwives to prescribe first-line antiretroviral therapy, thereby increasing access of HIV-positive Ivoirians to these lifesaving medicines while also shifting this task from doctors so they can focus on more advanced care needs.
  • Jhpiego introduced cervical cancer screening for HIV-positive women at 20 health care facilities, using visual inspection with acetic acid, coupled with immediate treatment (if needed) via cryotherapy.
  • Jhpiego subsequently scaled up the cervical cancer screening approach to 81 sites and built the national capacity to manage the program so that it was successfully handed over to the government in 2015.
  • Jhpiego supported the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to develop and implement an integrated chronic care model (including diagnosis and treatment for hypertension and diabetes) for people living with HIV and chronic diseases.

Current programs


  • Technical Assistance in Support of HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Services, including Cervical Cancer Prevention

    Under this five-year project funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jhpiego is providing technical assistance to the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to improve its capacity to reduce the morbidity and mortality of people living with HIV/AIDS and prevent infections in newborns by: 1) increasing access to high-quality services for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT); 2) increasing access to high-quality cervical cancer prevention (CECAP) services; and 3) developing, implementing and analyzing an integrated chronic care model for HIV-infected individuals among other chronic diseases for each level of the health pyramid. Among the many achievements under this project to date, Jhpiego contributed to a change in national policy to authorize nurses and midwives to prescribe first-line antiretroviral therapy. In addition, Jhpiego trained health care providers at 81 functional sites offering CECAP services, and also developed a training manual, tools for data management and national CECAP norms and directives. CECAP and PMTCT project activities have now been handed over to the Government of Côte d’Ivoire and the project is focusing on implementing and evaluating the integrated chronic care model.

  • Resources towards Elimination of Child Vulnerability Project

    Jhpiego is supporting Save the Children under the USAID-funded Resources towards Elimination of Child Vulnerability (REVE Côte d’Ivoire) project to strengthen the capacity of families and community networks to ensure the well-being of their most vulnerable members, including persons living with HIV/AIDS, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and adolescent girls. Jhpiego serves as the technical lead for clinical linkages and associated training and capacity-building activities under the project goal of increasing utilization of HIV and other health services by vulnerable groups. In particular, Jhpiego provides technical assistance to: 1) strengthen health sector participation in OVC platforms and establish routine information-sharing procedures; 2) strengthen the referral and counter-referral systems to link HIV-affected households to clinical services through social centers and health facilities in the target zones; and 3) train social workers.

     

  • Malaria Treatment and Prevention Initiatives in Côte d’Ivoire

    The purpose of this ExxonMobil-supported project is to improve care and prevention of malaria in pregnancy (MIP). Jhpiego is working to strengthen the capacity of four Abidjan-based health centers to prevent malaria and provide malaria case management among pregnant women. This capacity-building is being done through onsite training for health facility workers in prevention of MIP, supportive supervision for health facility staff on MIP prevention and data use, and continued support for the use of data posters and use of data for decision-making. Posters in particular help health care staff better use site data to identify trends and issues and make course corrections. Their use will not only improve tracking at the health center level, but also allow health care providers to better see and understand malaria trends in their area of coverage, ultimately helping with malaria screening and treatment, as well as plans for community outreach interventions.

  • Reaching Priority Populations with HIV Services

    The overall goal of this project, funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is to improve the health status of priority populations in targeted districts in Côte d’Ivoire through increased access to high-quality HIV testing, age-appropriate counseling and enrollment in antiretroviral therapy services and follow-up, including adherence support. The project works in close coordination with local nongovernmental and community-based organizations, government counterparts, CDC and other implementing partners, particularly clinical care partners that are delivering HIV services in health facilities in the target regions. In particular, the project is building the capacity (financial and programmatic) of six local nongovernmental organizations.

Current programs

Technical Assistance in Support of HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Services, including Cervical Cancer Prevention

Under this five-year project funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jhpiego is providing technical assistance to the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to improve its capacity to reduce the morbidity and mortality of people living with HIV/AIDS and prevent infections in newborns by: 1) increasing access to high-quality services for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT); 2) increasing access to high-quality cervical cancer prevention (CECAP) services; and 3) developing, implementing and analyzing an integrated chronic care model for HIV-infected individuals among other chronic diseases for each level of the health pyramid. Among the many achievements under this project to date, Jhpiego contributed to a change in national policy to authorize nurses and midwives to prescribe first-line antiretroviral therapy. In addition, Jhpiego trained health care providers at 81 functional sites offering CECAP services, and also developed a training manual, tools for data management and national CECAP norms and directives. CECAP and PMTCT project activities have now been handed over to the Government of Côte d’Ivoire and the project is focusing on implementing and evaluating the integrated chronic care model.

Resources towards Elimination of Child Vulnerability Project

Jhpiego is supporting Save the Children under the USAID-funded Resources towards Elimination of Child Vulnerability (REVE Côte d’Ivoire) project to strengthen the capacity of families and community networks to ensure the well-being of their most vulnerable members, including persons living with HIV/AIDS, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and adolescent girls. Jhpiego serves as the technical lead for clinical linkages and associated training and capacity-building activities under the project goal of increasing utilization of HIV and other health services by vulnerable groups. In particular, Jhpiego provides technical assistance to: 1) strengthen health sector participation in OVC platforms and establish routine information-sharing procedures; 2) strengthen the referral and counter-referral systems to link HIV-affected households to clinical services through social centers and health facilities in the target zones; and 3) train social workers.

 

Malaria Treatment and Prevention Initiatives in Côte d’Ivoire

The purpose of this ExxonMobil-supported project is to improve care and prevention of malaria in pregnancy (MIP). Jhpiego is working to strengthen the capacity of four Abidjan-based health centers to prevent malaria and provide malaria case management among pregnant women. This capacity-building is being done through onsite training for health facility workers in prevention of MIP, supportive supervision for health facility staff on MIP prevention and data use, and continued support for the use of data posters and use of data for decision-making. Posters in particular help health care staff better use site data to identify trends and issues and make course corrections. Their use will not only improve tracking at the health center level, but also allow health care providers to better see and understand malaria trends in their area of coverage, ultimately helping with malaria screening and treatment, as well as plans for community outreach interventions.

Reaching Priority Populations with HIV Services

The overall goal of this project, funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is to improve the health status of priority populations in targeted districts in Côte d’Ivoire through increased access to high-quality HIV testing, age-appropriate counseling and enrollment in antiretroviral therapy services and follow-up, including adherence support. The project works in close coordination with local nongovernmental and community-based organizations, government counterparts, CDC and other implementing partners, particularly clinical care partners that are delivering HIV services in health facilities in the target regions. In particular, the project is building the capacity (financial and programmatic) of six local nongovernmental organizations.

Current and recent donors


3ie, Inc.
CDC
ExxonMobil
USAID

Côte d’Ivoire-related technical and programmatic resources

Our resources

Country contact

Kiyali Ouattara, Country Director
Tel. 225 2242 6785
Cocody, II Plateaux
7ème tranche
Lot 3 085 Villa 1
06 BP 2579
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire