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Côte d’Ivoire: CSRS and NGO FAIRMED respond to the challenge of access to health services in Taabo

Access to health services remains a challenge for rural Africans, particularly in Côte d’Ivoire. The Centre Suisse de Recherche en Côte d’Ivoire (CSRS) and the NGO FAIRMED have addressed this challenge in the departments of Taabo, Toumodi and Djékanou (central Côte d’Ivoire) through the Taabo health project. The health intervention project was implemented in two phases, from 2008 to 2013 and from 2014 to 2017. The closing workshop of the second phase of the Taabo health project was held on Friday, January 26, 2018 in the presence of the prefectural body, municipal authorities, representatives of the beneficiary communities, the management of the CSRS represented by Dr. Daouda Dao and the representative of the NGO FAIRMED, Mrs. Amelie Dube.

Overall positive feedback

The closing workshop of the project was an opportunity to reflect on the eight years of activities in the intervention area. Mr. Fabien Zouzou, Coordinator of the Taabo Health Project presented the various achievements. These are counted in terms of support to the health district of Tiassalé for the construction and rehabilitation of more than a dozen health centers, equipment in advanced equipment of the general hospital and the health district of Tiassalé and health institutions of first contact (ESPC) of the department of Taabo. It is also worth noting the capacity building of health personnel and communities as well as their support in actions aimed at behavior change in water, hygiene and sanitation.

Perpetuation

A call for the perpetuation of the gains was launched towards the populations by all the authorities present. They have made the commitment to work in this direction. The CSRS said it was ready to support the authorities and the populations in this direction through the activities of its demographic and health monitoring site in Taabo.

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