The URGO Foundation has been working closely since 2018 with the Red Cross of Côte d’Ivoire on a priority health project at the national level: improving the health of mothers and children aged from 0 to 5 years, around nutrition issues.
At the beginning of this year 2023, the Red Cross of Côte d’Ivoire and the Urgo Foundation have initiated a mobile clinic in the village of Taabo. This action is perfectly in line with the objectives of this partnership.
- To raise awareness in the communities through interactive and playful workshops related to maternal and child health,
- Facilitate access to maternal and child health care services,
- Strengthen community and health structures to ensure the sustainability of achievements, while continuing to train health workers.
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Approximately 700 people benefited from the mobile clinic initiated by the Red Cross and the Urgo Foundation at the beginning of the year. Among them, 250 children aged from 0 to 5 years, 120 pregnant women, 120 nursing mothers and 160 elderly people.
The supervisor and project manager, Ab-dramane Cissé, indicated that since the establishment of this partnership, 138 children have been examined, and services have been rendered to more than 72,000 people (mostly pregnant women and the elderly).
Regarding the sustainability of these achievements, the supervisor says that he can count on the trained volunteers, the mothers’ clubs and the Village Savings and Credit Association (VSCA) established by the villagers.
The head of Nanan village, Mena Kouassi, thanked the Urgo Foundation and the Côte d’Ivoire Red Cross, which for years have been carrying out several actions to improve living conditions in his locality.