What we are doing
Action Against Hunger started working in the Ivory Coast in 2002. Our teams have continued to support and work with local community healthcare centres, providing training programmes and technical support.
In 2018, we continued our programmes to develop institutional and community-based structures by supporting twelve community-based healthcare centres in Abidjan. In terms of nutrition and health, we have continued to provide free healthcare to vulnerable groups. We have also continued to promote essential family practices within communities. Our teams have identified the most vulnerable families in Abidjan and Montagnes districts in order to connect them to the water supply network and build new water points. The team also provided technical support to the government to implement a national nutrition plan and to produce national health and nutrition strategy documents.
The programmes in Ivory Coast include:
- Improving access to clean water and sanitation facilities
- Supporting existing healthcare centres
- Providing training for health workers
- Screening and treating children suffering from malnutrition
- Supporting the government to implement a nutrional plan
- Educational programmes to prevent disease (particularly cholera)