Last September, the URGO Foundation participated in the International Congress of Paediatrics in Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire.
For the past three years, the Foundation has been working closely with the Red Cross of Côte d’Ivoire on a national priority health project: improving mother and child health and nutrition.
This event, organised around the theme of “Child Survival, Paediatric Emergencies and the Covid-19 Pandemic”, had several major objectives:
- To reduce child mortality in Côte d’Ivoire,
- To promote knowledge sharing and cooperation in child health,
- To encourage the design and implementation of research programs in this field.
The Red Cross Côte d’Ivoire and the URGO Foundation were present at these meetings to discuss the problems of child malnutrition with national and international pediatricians.
In the context of pediatric emergencies in local communities, the Red Cross of Côte d’Ivoire, with the support of the URGO Foundation, is fighting against precariousness through the implementation of a Maternal and Child Resilience project.
To improve the health of mothers and children aged 0-5 years in the Tiassalé district, north of Abidjan.
How can it be achieved?
By raising awareness of populations about health risks through home visits, community meetings, interactive radio programs and pediatric consultations, as well as by training health professionals.
These actions have already reached nearly 6000 people since 2018.