Ivory Coast news

Neglected Tropical Diseases Program Sustainability: Innovative Mechanisms for Private Sector Engagement

May 31st, 2018

In the last 10 years, donors including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have provided significant funding to combat neglected tropical diseases (NTD) in West Africa, resulting in a realistic goal of control and elimination by 2020. In an era of shrinking budgets for NTD surveillance and

Cross-Border Collaboration: Key for Sustaining Gains Against NTDs

January 31st, 2018

The excitement that surrounded the World Health Organization (WHO) announcement in 2017 that the Republic of Togo had become the first sub-Saharan African country to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF or elephantiasis) as a public health problem is slowly dying out as we contemplate the implications of this announcement. Ghana has also submitted its final dossier

Supportive Supervision Visit Reviews Progress in Côte d’Ivoire’s Fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases

October 6th, 2017

Each year, the manager of the END in Africa project Mr. Simon Polanco Bolivar Pou conducts supportive supervisory visits to countries supported by the project to discuss project management, progress and challenges with local neglected tropical diseases (NTD) stakeholders such as the leadership of the Ministries of Health, NTD program staff, project subgrantees, and other

Integrated Mass Treatment Protects 13 Million against Neglected Tropical Diseases in Côte d’Ivoire

June 9th, 2017

Beginning with a kick-off ceremony in Daoukro district on May 12, 2017, Côte d’Ivoire launched its annual integrated mass treatment campaign against three neglected tropical diseases (NTD)—lymphatic filariasis (LF), onchocerciasis (oncho) and soil-transmitted helminths (STH), which took place on May 12–19, 2017 in 57 health districts. Notable attendees including the country’s director general for health;

Cross-Border Collaboration: Synchronizing Treatment for NTDs in West Africa

February 28th, 2017

After six years, during which over 429 million treatments were administered to over 202 million people, many of the six END in Africa-supported countries are ‘walking the final mile’ in the fight against several neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)—namely elephantiasis and trachoma—with plans to stop nationwide mass drug administration (MDA) for these two diseases by 2020.

END in Africa Project Launches in Côte d’Ivoire: USAID Hosts Opening Ceremony at US Embassy

December 17th, 2015

USAID marked the official launch of its END in Africa project in Côte d’Ivoire (the Ivory Coast), with a ceremony at the US Embassy in Abidjan on Monday, December 7, 2015, presided by Andrew Haviland, US Chargé d’Affaires and Dr Conombo Diabaté, Côte d’Ivoire’s Deputy Director General for Health. The END in Africa project works