Humanitarian Health Action

Côte d'Ivoire situation reports

2011

Ensuring disease surveillance and responding to outbreaks in Côte d’Ivoire

June 2011 -- UNHCR is building a new site for 10 000 internally displaced people in Niably to relieve the pressure on Duékoué where up to 30 000 people are gathered in insalubrious over-crowding. WHO is negotiating with the NGO Caritas for the provision of health care in the new camp. WHO will supply medicines and cash for expenditure and Caritas will staff the health post and ensure the provision of health care for the next six months.

Refurbishing damaged health facilities after the conflict in Côte d’Ivoire

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.

Western Côte d'Ivoire: violence affects the most vulnerable

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.

Côte d’Ivoire – WHO scales up its operations

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.

Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan: health situation becomes alarming

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.

2010

Weekly regional situation reports

2009

Weekly regional situation reports

OCHA ReliefWeb

2006

Surveillance des Paralysies Flasques Aiguës (PFA)

Chemical dump in Côte 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.

The International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPSC)

Health Action in Crises situation report

Briefing for Executive Committee on Humanitarian Affairs (ECHA)

2004

Bulletin de Liaison du Bureau de l'OMS

Polio reported in Côte d'Ivoire

2003

Bulletin de Liaison du Bureau de l'OMS

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.

Visite de madame Carolyn McAskie, envoyée humanitaire du Secrétaire Général de l'ONU

Paix et Santé

La sante, instrument de la paix

2002

Epidemie de cholera dans district de Divo

Bulletin de Liaison du Bureau de l'OMS

Plan de contigence

WHO / Italian initiative on HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa