28 May 2011--Approximately 200 000 people have been internally displaced by the post-election fighting, of which 186 000 have found refuge in the western Montagnes and Moyen Cavally regions. Inadequate sanitation, insufficient drinking water, poor living conditions and lack of health care services are putting the population at great risk of diarrhoeal diseases.
April 2011--Life in Côte d'Ivoire is slowly returning to normal after four months of post-electoral violence. The western part of the country was most affected by the months of inter-communal violence that spread to much of the country in March and early April 2011.
14 April 2011 -- The recent upsurge of violence has severely disrupted the functioning of the health system in the western regions of Moyen Cavally and Montagnes. WHO is working with health authorities and health partners to keep existing health facilities operational and to reopen those that are closed. WHO has brought to Cote d'Ivoire an additional nine tons of supplies, including medicines against diarrheal diseases, anti-malarial drugs and surgical equipment for the treatment of injuries, from its pre-positioned stocks in Liberia and Burkina Faso. These supplies will be distributed according to needs.
11 April 2011--Intense fighting of previous days has further deteriorated the already limited access to health care for the population of Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire's biggest city. 'Most health facilities are closed while those still operating are understaffed and face critical shortage of medical supplies' says Dr. Mamadou Ball, WHO Representative in Cote d'Ivoire.
The first members of WHO's international team went in Abidjan to support the Ministry of Health in dealing with an environmental health emergency caused by toxic waste. A clinical toxicologist and an environmental health specialist joint the WHO team.
Consequences de la crise socio politique sur le secteur de la sante
Dans la plupart de
ces districts, l’accès aux services de santé pose problème du fait qu’au moins 70%
des infrastructures sont fermées et que le problème du transport se pose. Les
antennes du Centre National de Transfusion Sanguine, du Centre Anti-Tuberculeux,
de l’Institut National d’Hygiène Publique et du Programme Elargi de Vaccination ne
fonctionnent plus. Ainsi les tuberculeux et les personnes vivant avec le VIH ont très
difficilement accès à leur traitement.