Quality of Care in Côte d'Ivoire

Maternal and Child Health is a priority for the Government of Côte d’Ivoire. The country’s National quality plan and Operational plan to address emergencies and reduce maternal and child mortality seek to reduce, by 2020:

  • The maternal mortality ratio from 614 to 307 for 100 000 live births  
  • Newborn mortality rate from 38 to 14 for 1000 live births
  • Child mortality rate from 68 to 43 for1000 live births
  • The infant and child mortality rate from 108 to 54 for 1000 live births

Tiébissou and Korhogo have been selected as learning districts, based on stakeholders’ commitment and the availability of patrners on the ground.  

Partners supporting the Ministry of Health in the learning districts include UN agencies, bilateral partners such as France, Japan, Korea, Germany, and multilateral ones such as MSH, Pathfinder and Jhpiego, as well as the obstetrics gynecology and paediatrics learned societies.

Photo: Newborn baby in the health center of Port Bouet, a suburban area of Abidjan, the capital of Côte d'Ivoire,in September 2018. ©UNICEF/Dejongh