Trainings with the Red Cross in Ivory Coast

For nearly two years, the URGO Foundation has been working closely with the Red Cross of Côte d'Ivoire on a priority health project at the national level: the improvement of mother and child health and nutrition.

Trainings with the Red Cross in Ivory Coast

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With this partnership, the URGO Foundation contributes to improving the health of mothers and young children.

It raises awareness among healthcare professionals and supports inhabitants to reduce infant and maternal mortality. In spite of the health context, the training of populations continues with a single objective: to reduce infant and maternal mortality.

Trainings with the Red Cross in Ivory Coast

The Red Cross of Côte d’Ivoire (CRCI) is the leading private institution in the medico-social and health sector and is present throughout the country.

In addition to targeted activities for diseases such as HIV and Ebola, the CRCI works directly at the community level to improve health care and health services by promoting hygiene, routine vaccinations, breastfeeding, the treatment of childhood illnesses, nutritional education and water and sanitation.

Training for healthcare professionals

The Foundation and the Red Cross of Côte d’Ivoire are continuing to raise local awareness among healthcare professionals for the management of maternal and infant nutrition in the communities.

With the help of the URGO Foundation, training for medical staff was provided at the Treichville University Hospital in Abidjan last September.

These trainings focused on breastfeeding and the management of malnutrition.

Led in Côte d’Ivoire, these trainings were led by Dr. Dossahoua, a specialist on these issues. They reached about sixty healthcare workers.

Consultations for the rural populations of Côte d’Ivoire

In December, a consultation was organized for the local populations of the villages of Léléblé and Taabo, in southeastern Côte d’Ivoire. Pediatricians carried out consultations and vaccinated the children who needed it.

In both villages, 350 children were examined, as well as expecting women.

These consultations aimed to ensure that pregnant women were up to date with their prenatal consultations and that the vaccination schedule for children aged 0 to 5 years was followed.

In 2019, 17 villages on the outskirts of Taabo, representing nearly 10,000 inhabitants, benefited from this partnership.

These trainings, which are essential to reduce maternal-infant mortality, are intended to be duplicated in the years to come.

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