This chapter includes the following articles.
The health sector is still recovering from the conflict period due to damaged infrastructure and restricted funding, though recent years have seen investments undertaken to rebuild the health sector from a low base. The 2016-20 National Development Plan made and continues to make valuable progress on key indicators such as the infant mortality rate and access to health services, while major contributions from international development agencies have helped reduce the burden of malaria, HIV and tuberculosis. Though it will be several years before investments in infrastructure and regulation efforts benefit the entire population, initiatives such as mandatory health care coverage and an independent pharmaceutical regulatory agency are necessary steps to develop health care in Côte d’Ivoire.
This chapter contains an interview with Eric Djibo, President and Director-General, International Polyclinic Sainte Anne Marie.